Report Release Date: March 2015
Report Description: Research Capsule believes that 2014 was a watershed year for fingerprint sensors in smartphones and tablets, thanks to Apple's introduction of 'Apple Pay'. Apple gave fingerprint sensors a raison d'etre in the mobile milieu with its mobile payment service. Fingerprint sensors are a must-have feature in flagship smartphones. The key use case for sensors is mobile payment authentication. The report examines current and planned usage of fingerprint sensors in smartphones and tablets and forecasts implementations to 2019. The report coverage includes segmentation by touch and swipe sensors, and sales volumes and revenues by region: North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. The market for fingerprint sensors is expected to be huge as over 50% of the smartphones are expected to have a fingerprint sensor by 2019.The companies coverd include, Authentec, Validity Sensors, Fingerprint Cards, Next Biometrics Group. IDEX, and Qualcomm.