UINT & Mereal Biometrics Launches Biometric Smart Card With Embedded FPC Fingerprint Touch Sensor and Processor

   UINT & Mereal Biometrics Launches Biometric Smart Card With Embedded FPC
                    Fingerprint Touch Sensor and Processor

PR Newswire

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, October 8, 2013

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, October 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The biometric smart card launched by UINT & Mereal Biometrics is a
multi-application smart card using Fingerprint Cards' (FPC) embedded
fingerprint touch sensor and processor. It enables biometric fingerprint
authentication in a top secure environment with local matching providing
privacy of holders as biometric data never leave the card. First applications
of the card are physical and logical access control for French Casino Operator
Partouche. The smart card is nowfinalist in the award Discovery categoryat
the upcoming show Cartes in Paris (19-21 Nov, 2013) and will be displayed by
Mereal Biometrics in Booth4N 087.

"A new generation of Smart Card is born; for the first time a smart card is
having its own embedded biometric fingerprint reader, performs the
verification on board and can be used in multiple applications.Introducing
biometrics into the smart card market means meeting the toughest industry
requirements available when it comes to low power consumption, optimized form
factor and robust sensor design. FPC's fingerprint sensors meet these
requirements and we are really excited to now introduce this biometric smart
card to the market," says Philippe BLOT, Chief Executive Officer of UINT
(http://www.uint.fr ).

Johan Carlström, President and CEO of FPC, comments:
"This launch of a biometric smart card is a market break-through and marks a
milestone for integrating biometrics into smart cards. Security and protection
of privacy has always been top priority in smart cards and the use of
biometrics makes this possible with high user convenience. FPC's fingerprint
sensor technology meets the smart card industry's strong technical
requirements and together with UINT's vast expertise in innovative card
technologies this new biometric smart card has now reached the market. This
launch is a major breakthrough and something that UINT, Mereal Biometrics and
FPC has effortlessly been striving towards for four years and a confirmation
of FPC's world-leading position as a supplier of capacitive fingerprint
technology, with highest quality, compact size and lowest power consumption."

About UINT & MEREAL BIOMETRICS

UINT is a start-up specialized in research and development and
commercialization of flexible electronic board solutions that fit in a credit
card format card and are autonomous (carrying its own energy). For more than
14 years, UINT's PhDs and engineers deploy their strong experience in research
and development of electronics, security transactions and manufacturing of
powered smart cards, mastering all the processes and life cycles of products
from conception to manufacturing. Mereal Biometrics is a French private
company dedicated to licensing of biometric solutions; his president Patrick
Partouche invented the Multiple Application Chip Card having a biometric
validation onboard in 2009; After 4 years of R&D, the Mereal Biometrics cards
are ready for commercialization and have received a first authorization of
French CNIL commission for evaluation, the technology and patents are
protected worldwide.

About Fingerprint Cards AB (publ)

Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) markets, develops and produces biometric components
and technologies that through the 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 the 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 phones, where extremely rigorous demands are placed on such
characteristics. The company's technology can also be used in IT and Internet
security, access control, etc.

Fingerprint Cards AB (publ) discloses this information pursuant to the Swedish
Securities Market Act (2007:528) and the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading
Act (1991:980). The information was issued for publication on October 08 at
1:15 p.m.

Important information

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release is responsible for using this press release and the constituent
information in accordance with the rules and regulations prevailing in the
particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an
offering to acquire or subscribe for any of the company's securities in any
jurisdiction.

For more information, contact:

Johan Carlström, CEO Fingerprint Cards AB (publ), +46(0)31-60-78-20,
investrel@fingerprints.com

Philippe BLOT, CEO UINT, +33-6-75-37-01-27, contact@uint.fr

SOURCE Fingerprint Cards AB
 
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