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BRIEF: Why In-Display Biometrics Tech Will Keep its Momentum in 2019

BRIEF: Why In-Display Biometrics Tech Will Keep its Momentum in 2019

After a lengthy parade of rumor and speculation, in-display fingerprint sensor technology finally arrived in commercial smartphones last year. It came in the wake of Apple’s launch of its Face ID facial recognition system on the iPhone X, which first marked Apple’s definitive departure away from fingerprint scanning and prompted many mobile industry observers to…

Suprema Partners with Qualcomm on In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Suprema Partners with Qualcomm on In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

“In announcing its partnership with Qualcomm, Suprema suggested in a statement that it has tailored BioSign 3.0 for the 3D Sonic Sensor…” A new partnership with a high-profile sensor maker is laying track to bring Suprema deep into the smartphone biometrics market. The company has teamed up with Qualcomm, with the companies working together on…

Qualcomm Wins Injunction Against iPhone Sales in China

Qualcomm Wins Injunction Against iPhone Sales in China

China’s Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court has granted a request from Qualcomm to halt the sale of several iPhone models in China due to alleged patent violations. The iPhone models affected in the order include the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X – in other…

Have In-Display Biometric Sensors Made an Industry-wide Impact?

Have In-Display Biometric Sensors Made an Industry-wide Impact?

This week brought some important news in the world of mobile biometrics: At its Snapdragon Technology Summit, Qualcomm announced that it had developed a new, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Called the 3D Sonic Sensor, it was unveiled alongside Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, its flagship chip solution for the coming year. Together with the launch of…

Qualcomm Announces New Ultrasonic, In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Qualcomm Announces New Ultrasonic, In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

“…the solution’s announcement at the Snapdragon Technology Summit suggests that it’s going to be an important part of Qualcomm’s product portfolio over the coming year…” Qualcomm has announced a new in-display fingerprint sensor. Called the Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor, it’s based on ultrasonic imaging technology. On that note, it isn’t yet clear how the new solution…

Qualcomm to Focus on AI with New $100M Investment Fund

Qualcomm to Focus on AI with New $100M Investment Fund

“In addition to other applications, Qualcomm’s new AI investment fund could help to shore up the company’s capabilities in biometric identification and authentication.” Qualcomm has announced a new $100 million investment fund. Aptly called the Qualcomm Ventures AI Fund, it’s kicking off with a series-A investment in AnyVision, an Israel-based computer vision specialist that previously…

Qualcomm to Develop 3D Face Imaging Tech for Mobile with Austrian VCSEL Specialist

Qualcomm to Develop 3D Face Imaging Tech for Mobile with Austrian VCSEL Specialist

“We want to enable fast time-to-commercialization and broad-based availability of high quality 3D sensing solutions for Android-based smartphones and mobile devices, and this is a step towards this goal.” – Alexander Everke, CEO, Ams Qualcomm has teamed up with Austrian sensor maker Ams to develop a 3D camera solution for mobile devices. Ams has a wide product…

Successful 5G Connection Points to H1 2019 Deployment

Successful 5G Connection Points to H1 2019 Deployment

“This is the first 5G NR OTA connection worldwide between devices and a live operator network using 3.5 GHz spectrum, marking an important milestone for the mobile industry in Europe to help enable OEMs and operators to deliver 5G networks and devices in the first half of 2019.” – Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm Another technical milestone…

Supplier Says Samsung’s S10 Will Feature In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

Supplier Says Samsung’s S10 Will Feature In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

Samsung is planning to incorporate in-display fingerprint sensor technology from Qualcomm into its next flagship smartphone, the hotly anticipated Galaxy S10, according to a new report. The news reportedly comes directly from a supplier, Taiwan-based General Interface Solutions. According to Korea’s ETNews, GIS is working with Qualcomm to adapt the latter’s ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor…

Qualcomm Chip Supports Samsung Galaxy Note9’s AI, High-Speed Connectivity

Qualcomm Chip Supports Samsung Galaxy Note9’s AI, High-Speed Connectivity

With Samsung’s next flagship smartphone due to hit the market in less than two weeks, Qualcomm has revealed that it once again has a hand in Samsung’s underlying technology: The Samsung Galaxy Note9 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. In announcing the integration, Qualcomm highlighted its chipset’s connectivity and artificial intelligence capabilities. The Snapdragon 845…

Honor 10 Smartphone with Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor Comes to Indonesia

Honor 10 Smartphone with Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor Comes to Indonesia

Huawei’s Honor 10 smartphone has made it to Indonesia. At a launch event this week, Huawei subsidiary Honor Indonesia placed a strong emphasis on the device’s artificial intelligence technology, officially announcing the device with the tagline “Beauty in AI”. Its sophisticated AI has been applied mainly in the area of imaging, with its 24MP and…

Qualcomm Survey Details Rise of AI, Biometrics in Consumer Headsets

Qualcomm Survey Details Rise of AI, Biometrics in Consumer Headsets

Qualcomm released its “2018 State of Play” report on the consumer market this week, at its IoT Industry Analyst Workshop. The report’s findings, based on surveys of 6,000 consumer across China, the UK, and the US, outline a couple of key, ongoing trends. One is the rise of the voice interface for consumer electronics, with…

Huawei Mate 20 Pro to Feature In-Display Fingerprint Scanning: Leaks

Huawei Mate 20 Pro to Feature In-Display Fingerprint Scanning: Leaks

A growing body of evidence suggests that Huawei is going to stick with in-display fingerprint sensor technology for at least one of its upcoming flagship smartphones. Part of the evidence comes by way of a leaker posting on the Chinese social media site Weibo. Purporting to feature an image of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro,…

Qualcomm Pays $2B to Drop NXP Acquisition Effort

Qualcomm Pays $2B to Drop NXP Acquisition Effort

Qualcomm has given up on its effort to acquire NXP Semiconductors after failing to get regulatory approval from Chinese authorities. While Qualcomm is a US company and NXP is based in the Netherlands, the regulatory approval was needed because NXP does most of its business in China, with almost two thirds of its revenues coming…

AI to Be Major Theme at MWC Shanghai

AI to Be Major Theme at MWC Shanghai

With Mobile World Congress Shanghai just a couple of weeks away, the GSMA has offered some final details about the event, and it looks like artificial intelligence is going to be a big theme at this year’s event. One of the most noteworthy speakers announced for its 4YFN (‘Four Years From Now’) programme is Catherine Yang,…

Qualcomm Focuses on A/V and AI for New XR Chip Platform

Qualcomm Focuses on A/V and AI for New XR Chip Platform

Qualcomm Technologies has officially launched its first comprehensive AR and VR chip platform. Announced just as this year’s Augmented World Expo is getting underway, the offering is dubbed the “Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 Platform”, encompassing AR and VR into the broader category of “Extended Reality”. In a statement announcing the platform, Qualcomm emphasized the sophistication of…

Gemalto, Qualcomm Team Up On eSIM PCs

Gemalto, Qualcomm Team Up On eSIM PCs

“The collaboration between Gemalto and Qualcomm will see the technology integrated into the Snapdragon mobile PC platform’s Secure Processing Unit.” A big new partnership is poised to help along the proliferation of always-connected computer devices: Gemalto has announced that Qualcomm will incorporate its eSIM technology into its Snapdragon PC platform. Still an emerging technology, eSIMs…

Qualcomm Launches AI Research Unit

Qualcomm Launches AI Research Unit

Qualcomm Technologies has launched a new R&D unit dedicated to artificial intelligence called Qualcomm AI Research. In a statement announcing the new unit’s formation, the company explained that it’s meant to synthesize the various branches of AI research and development undertaken across the company, asserting that such work first got underway over a decade ago…