Fingerprint Cards is today launching the world’s smallest and most power-efficient fingerprint sensor optimized for mobile phones. The line sensor, designated the FPC1080A, is extremely small, has uniquely low power consumption and offers world-leading image quality with a resolution of 508 dpi. The FPC1080A combines FPC’s well-known quality with ease of integration, making it the ideal sensor for high-volume devices such as mobile phones, laptops, smart cards and USB keys.
The FPC1080A has integrated hardware support for finger navigation, which enables the sensor to be used as a navigation unit thus replacing joysticks or other similar navigation systems.
Work on design and development is proceeding according to schedule, and volume deliveries of the FPC1080A are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2011.
Johan Carlström, CEO of Fingerprint Cards comments: “We are proud to present the world’s smallest and most power-efficient fingerprint sensor for mobile phones. The sensor, which is designed primarily for integration in mobile phones, will also be ideal for other high-volume devices such as laptops and tablet devices, as well as in applications for which power consumption is a critical parameter, such as smart cards and other battery-powered devices. Our objective is to sign cooperation agreements and to secure ‘design wins’ in the coming year.”
Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) develops, produces and markets biometric components that through analysis and matching of an individual’s unique fingerprint verify the person’s identity. The technology consists of biometric sensors, processors, algorithms and modules that can be used separately or in combination with each other. The competitive advantages offered by FPC’s technology include unique image quality, extreme robustness, low power consumption and complete biometric systems. With these advantages and the ability to achieve extremely low manufacturing costs, the technology can be implemented in volume products, such as smart cards and mobile telephones, where extremely rigorous demands are placed on such characteristics. FPC’s technology can also be used in IT and Internet products for security and access control. Fingerprint Cards AB (fingerprints.com) is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm (FING B) and has its head office in Gothenburg, Sweden.
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