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FPC Launches Swipe Sensor for Mobile Market

November 9, 2011

The patented sensing technology delivers high-quality 3D images, with a resolution of 508 dpi, and it includes integrated hardware support for navigation, enabling the sensor to be used as a joystick or touchpad.


STOCKHOLM /BUSINESS WIRE/ --Regulatory News -- Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) announced that its new FPC1080A swipe sensor, developed for mobile applications, is available for ordering and that volume deliveries to customers have commenced.

The FPC1080A, the "world's smallest and most power-efficient fingerprint sensor developed for mobile applications," uses FPC's patented sensing technology and delivers world-leading 3D image quality, with a resolution of 508 dpi. In addition to intelligent image management, the sensor includes integrated hardware support for navigation, enabling the sensor to be used as a joystick or touchpad. These elements and many more functions make the robust FPC1080A the optimum choice for several types of mobile high-volume products such, as mobile phones, tablets, remote controls, and USB keys. In connection with the launch of the FPC1080A, several associated products will be available for ordering, such as demonstration units, development units with PC connections, and prototype cards.

Pontus Jagemalm, CTO of Fingerprint Cards says: "It's highly satisfying seeing our new swipe sensor going into volume production and knowing that we can now meet demand in the market by offering large-scale deliveries. I am very proud of our development team, which produced the world's smallest and most power-efficient swipe sensor for mobile applications in such a short space of time. The sensor's high image quality will in practice provide the user with a convenient and secure function, which will become increasingly important in protecting information and various forms of payments in mobile applications. The work in our customer projects is progressing according to plan, and our objective is to secure several design wins in the coming year."

FPC has its head office in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company discloses this information pursuant to the Securities Market Act (2007:528) and the Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980). The information was issued for publication on November 8, 2011, at 8.00.

About FPC
Fingerprint Cards AB develops, produces, and markets biometric technology, which, through analysis and matching of an individual's unique fingerprint, verifies the person's identity. The technology consists of biometric sensors, processors, algorithms, and modules that can be used separately or combined. 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, which impose extremely rigorous demands on these characteristics. FPC's technology can also be used in such areas as IT, Internet security, and access control.