fingerprint sensor

MasterCard Unveils Credit Cards With Biometric Security [VIDEO]

MasterCard today unveiled the next-generation biometric card, combining chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases. MasterCard has introduced the payments card in South Africa first, following successful trials with a local bank and retailer, reads a new report from Engadget. Instead of requiring its owner to enter a four-digit...

Apple Patent Hints at Fingerprint Sensor Beneath Display

Apple has been working on adding the fingerprint sensor beneath the touch display, at least this is what its patents suggest. Previous Patently Apple reports have uncovered two such patents; so, with the one granted today, that makes three patents for the same technology. There is another thing that needs to be considered as well:...

Patent Details Remote with Touch ID, Possibly Destined for Apple TV

As spotted by AppleInsider, Apple has filed for three patents — published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office — with a biometric theme. What makes these applications interesting compared to other biometric themed filings is the implementation of fingerprint technology into a remote control. Since a set-top-box or a TV is particularly mentioned...

Apple Acquires Fingerprint Tech Patents from Biometric Security Firm

CNN reports that Apple has purchased 26 patents from a Charlottesville, Virginia-based startup, Privaris, in a potential attempt to enhance Touch ID as we know it. Privaris attracted Apple's interest to manufacturing tiny fingerprint readers that attach to a user's keychain. The news outlet suggests that Privaris could be Apple's next acquisition, given the firm's...

Hacker Copies Fingerprint from Public Photos

Europe’s largest hacker organization Chaos Computer Club (or CCC) notes a good reason why you should continually wear gloves (not just winter): anyone with a decent camera can reproduce your fingerprints. To demonstrate, CCC member Jan Krissler (alias Starbug) copied the thumbprint of German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, then explained to the audience...

TSMC Said to Have Shipped First Batch of Fingerprint Sensors for New iPhones and iPads

Apple has already received the first batch of fingerprint sensors for the next-generation iPhone, iPad Air and iPad mini from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Chinese sources have told cecb2b.com (via GforGames). Citing supply chain sources, the Chinese site states that the aforementioned fingerprint sensors are being assembled by Xintec and China Wafer Level CSP,...

TSMC to Produce Fingerprint Sensors for Next Gen iPhone at 12-Inch Fab [DigiTimes]

DigiTimes is reporting through its anonymous industry sources that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will begin manufacturing fingerprint sensors for Apple's next-generation iPhone at its 12-inch fab using a 65nm process in the second quarter of 2014. The Taiwanese chip maker is also expected to handle the backend wafer level-chip scale packaging (WL-CSP) process in house, to ensure the...

Alleged iPad 5 Home Button with Fingerprint Scanner Leaks Out

Right after the alleged gold iPad 5 leak, a new image has been posted suggesting that on top of the gold colour, the next-generation iPad will likely sport a fingerprint sensor. The Chinese site, CtechCN, which has proved to be somewhat reliable when it comes to leaking information about Apple's forthcoming iDevices, has obtained an...