biometrics

Synaptics to Unveil Q4 and Fiscal 2018 Results August 9th

Synaptics to Unveil Q4 and Fiscal 2018 Results August 9th

Synaptics will unveil its Q4 and fiscal 2018 results on August 9th, the company has announced. The results will be posted after market close, with a corresponding conference call scheduled for 5:00pm Eastern Time. In a statement announcing the plan, Synaptics offered little further information on the information to be presented. But the company did…

IDEX Sensor for Dual-Interface Biometric Cards Successfully Integrated by JINCO

IDEX Sensor for Dual-Interface Biometric Cards Successfully Integrated by JINCO

“JINCO is a leading smart card integration pioneer and we are very proud that they have chosen to integrate our fingerprint sensor into their dual-interface biometric cards.” -Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX IDEX has announced successful integrations of its fingerprint sensor technology by its partner JINCO Universal. Based in Taiwan, JINCO offers sophisticated smart card solutions…

Is Samsung Ready For In-Display Biometrics on the Galaxy Note 9?

Is Samsung Ready For In-Display Biometrics on the Galaxy Note 9?

Leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 suggest that Samsung may not quite be ready to dive into in-display fingerprint scanning. The leaked images show versions of the smartphone in purple and blue, and generally match up with other recent leaks. They depict a smartphone with a full-sized, curved display, and a glass back…

Yoti’s Asia Research Reveals High Stakes of Identity Tech

Yoti’s Asia Research Reveals High Stakes of Identity Tech

Yoti continues to share insights from its research concerning grassroots nonprofits in the developing world, with its findings from  Asia pointing to the paramount importance of accurate identity solutions that protect privacy. Writing on the company’s blog, David Burton, a researcher with Glean, a consultancy that helped to carry out Yoti’s research, explains that the…

ECG Biometrics Specialist Reaches for Automotive Applications with New Partnership

ECG Biometrics Specialist Reaches for Automotive Applications with New Partnership

A new partnership could help to bring B-Secur‘s cardiac biometrics technology to the automotive sector: The company has teamed up with Analog Devices (“ADI”), a Massachusetts-based engineering firm with a hand in a wide range of areas, from amplifiers to industrial ethernet to processors and DSPs. The partnership will seek to combine ADI’s signal conditioning…

Mobile Biometrics to Authorize Over $2 Trillion in Mobile Payments by 2023: Report

Mobile Biometrics to Authorize Over $2 Trillion in Mobile Payments by 2023: Report

Mobile biometric technology is going to play a much bigger role in payments over the next few years, according to a new market forecast from Juniper Research. The UK-based firm predicts that by 2023, such technology will be used to verify two trillion dollars’ worth of in-store and remote purchases – a value that is…

Yoti Research Highlights Digital ID Needs in 10 African Countries

Yoti Research Highlights Digital ID Needs in 10 African Countries

Yoti is sharing some of the findings from its recent groundwork investigating the applications of its identity technology with nonprofit organizations in Africa. The research revolved around online surveys of organizations in ten countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Sudan, Uganda, Liberia, Tanzania, Somalia, Rwanda, and Zambia. The company polled organizations from a range of sectors,…

iTrue Secures Blockchain-Based Platform With Facial Recognition

iTrue Secures Blockchain-Based Platform With Facial Recognition

A new startup is looking to blockchain and biometrics to enable decentralized app development. Called iTrue Limited, the Hong Kong-based firm is taking the Nuggets approach to user data. Like the Nuggets platform, iTrue incentivizes users to share their personal data by rewarding them for doing so with its ITU cryptocurrency tokens. But they can…

Confirmed: Next Samsung Tablet to Feature Iris, Facial Recognition

Confirmed: Next Samsung Tablet to Feature Iris, Facial Recognition

“…an instructional video on Intelligent Scan has been included in the official Galaxy Tab S4 firmware files – all but confirming that the tablet will use Intelligent Scan for user authentication.” It looks like Samsung’s next flagship tablet will indeed use iris recognition for user authentication. Speculation about the feature was prompted a few weeks…

Montreal-Based Computer Vision Startup Gets $10M in Series-A Funding

Montreal-Based Computer Vision Startup Gets $10M in Series-A Funding

“One of the technology’s key advantages, Airy3D says, is that it can offer 3D imaging at a much lower cost than systems based on specially designed hardware.” Another computer vision specialist is announcing millions of dollars in investor backing: Montreal-based Airy3D says it has brought in $10 million (USD) through a series-A funding round. The…

ImageWare Partners With TwoFive, Inc.

ImageWare Partners With TwoFive, Inc.

“We are excited to integrate, distribute and support the industry’s best of breed platform for multi-factor biometrics with ImageWare.” – Nobuhiro Suemasa, CEO, TwoFive, Inc. A new partner could help ImageWare to extend its market presence in Japan. Called TwoFive, Inc., the Tokyo-based firm offers security solutions to Japan’s service provider industry. Thanks to its partnership…

Jumio Enhances Security of Authentication Platform’s Desktop Channel

Jumio Enhances Security of Authentication Platform’s Desktop Channel

Jumio has announced a new feature of its Netverify authentication platform that should help to further curb fraud on the web. The aptly named “Liveness Detection for Web” system is aimed at bolstering security of the desktop channel of Netverify, which leverages document reading and facial recognition to ensure that end users are who they…

ImageWare Sales Update Highlights Partners’ Success

ImageWare Sales Update Highlights Partners’ Success

“…ImageWare says its biggest partner had sealed a deal with a Canadian financial institution, which will also take advantage of ImageWare’s biometric technology for employee authentication.” ImageWare says its sales strategy is starting to pay off, insisting that it is building momentum in a new ‘sales update’. The company says that three of its partners…

New Acquisition to Enhance AI in Retail Robotics

New Acquisition to Enhance AI in Retail Robotics

A newly announced acquisition of an AI firm points to the growing role of artificial intelligence in retail. The purchaser is Bossa Nova, a US company focused on retail analytics, with offices in San Francisco, Mountain View, and Pittsburgh. And the AI firm it has acquired is HawXeye, which branched off from Carnegie Mellon University’s…

How Behavioral Biometrics Enable PSD2 Compliance

How Behavioral Biometrics Enable PSD2 Compliance

BehavioSec is highlighting its technology’s compliance with Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), the European Union’s major regulation for payment services and transactions. In a new post on its website, BehavioSec points out the PSD2 now requires ‘Strong Customer Authentication‘ (SCA), which it defines as the use of two of three authentication factors – something the…

IDEX’s Fingerprint Sensor for Biometric Cards Scores Major Certification

IDEX’s Fingerprint Sensor for Biometric Cards Scores Major Certification

“It all points to IDEX’s pursuit of opportunities in the emerging biometric cards market, particularly with respect to payment cards.” IDEX‘s fingerprint sensor for biometric cards has been certified by a major global payment provider, the company has announced. As for the details of the certification, IDEX is staying tight-lipped. But the revelation came from…

Another Chinese AI Firm Gets Millions in Backing

Another Chinese AI Firm Gets Millions in Backing

Chinese AI startup Yitu has brought in $300 million in investments over the last two months. The total is the product of a newly announced investment of $100 million from China Industrial Asset Management, which follows after a $200 million series-C investment round in June. Investors are evidently excited about Yitu’s artificial intelligence technology, which the…

Vivo’s In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics to Reach New Markets

Vivo’s In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics to Reach New Markets

In-display fingerprint scanning technology is poised to continue its expansion beyond the China market with the international launch of Vivo’s Nex smartphone. The company has announced that its latest flagship device will soon launch in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Russia, and Taiwan. It’s the third smartphone from Vivo to feature in-display sensor technology, which Vivo…

Jumio, Monzo Recognized for FinTech Collaboration

Jumio, Monzo Recognized for FinTech Collaboration

“Revolving around document reading and facial recognition, Jumio’s system can leverage an end user’s selfie camera to verify their identity, allowing for a fast and accurate verification process.” Jumio has won yet another industry award, this time with a partner: The company and its client Monzo took the top awards in the categories of “Financial…

Samsung Bringing Iris Recognition to Budget Smartphone

Samsung Bringing Iris Recognition to Budget Smartphone

Samsung may be looking beyond iris recognition for its next flagship device, but it appears that the technology could soon get a bigger role in the company’s budget smartphones. Files pertaining to the firmware of this year’s Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus include an intriguing hint that the mobile device will use iris recognition for…

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