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Topic: AuthenTec

Fingerprint sensor for Google's Nexus 6 was nixed after Apple bought AuthenTec

01/26/2015, 11:01 am

Motorola did intend to include a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor in its Android flagship Nexus 6 smartphone, the company's then-CEO has revealed, but canceled the plan following Apple's acquisition of would-be component supplier AuthenTec.


Future iPhones could enhance security with combination of Touch ID & fingertip motion

12/18/2014, 09:12 am

Apple has shown interest in combining the use of its Touch ID fingerprint sensor with rotating or moving a user's fingertip in specific ways, offering even more advanced security on future iPhones and iPads.


Apple preparing software update to enhance functionality of iPhone 5s Touch ID

02/28/2014, 08:02 am

Apple is preparing to release a free software update designed to improve the fingerprint recognition experience of Touch ID, potentially fixing a "fade" issue that has been experienced by some iPhone 5s users, AppleInsider has learned.


Apple's Tim Cook hints at expanded mobile payment strategy and more for Touch ID

01/27/2014, 06:01 pm

While stopping short of announcing an comprehensively outlined strategy for facilitating mobile payments, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook linked the concept with iPhone 5s' Touch ID system.


AuthenTec cofounder shows off early prototype of Apple's Touch ID

10/16/2013, 11:10 am

F. Scott Moody, the cofounder of Apple-acquired company AuthenTec, gave a presentation this week on the origins of what is now the Touch ID technology found in the iPhone 5s, and AppleInsider was present for a hands-on with an early prototype fingerprint scanner.


Apple may differentiate 'iPhone 5S' fingerprint scanning home button with silver ring [u]

09/06/2013, 12:09 pm

Apple's next flagship iPhone may distinguish its anticipated key feature a built-in fingerprint scanner from other iPhones with an aesthetic tweak, by placing a subtle silver ring around the home button [updated with new pics].


Apple, Inc. gets its fingerprints on advanced touch sensor, appears difficult for Android to copy

08/07/2013, 04:08 am

In a market saturated with smartphones that all increasingly look the same, Apple wants its next iPhone to stand out and be difficult for cloners to duplicate.


Apple could foster ties with Taiwan's tech industry in manufacture of rumored fingerprint sensor

04/18/2013, 06:04 am

Production of a rumored fingerprint sensor said by some to be bound for the next-generation iPhone could rely heavily on Taiwan's semiconductor industry, strengthening Apple's ties in the region as it drifts farther away from Samsung.


Apple's US-based chip development expanding in Florida, could be related to fingerprint tech

04/08/2013, 12:04 pm

Apple's domestic development of custom chips continues to grow, as a new job listing references a mysterious "Melbourne Design Center" in Florida, likely connected to the company's interest in fingerprint scanning technology.


Fingerprint scanning tech predicted to be major component of Apple's 'iPhone 5S' & 'iWatch'

04/03/2013, 08:04 am

Rumors of a secure fingerprint scanner in Apple's anticipated "iPhone 5S" continue to surface, with one new report claiming the feature will also appear in an Apple "iWatch."


AuthenTec "Smart Sensor" appears key to Apple's urgent acquisition

08/16/2012, 02:08 pm

Apple's urgency to gain access to AuthenTec technology, involving $27.5 million in up front payments during negotiations and culminating in a $356 million offer to acquire the entire company, appears targeted at an advanced "Smart Sensor" component that does more than just read fingerprints, but that's not all the acquisition target offered.


Apple scrambled to buy AuthenTec to get its fingerprint scanner into new devices

08/16/2012, 01:08 pm

Apple's $356 million acquisition of fingerprint sensor maker AuthenTec was the result of mad scramble to forge a licensing agreement with the company before ultimately determining that the technology was so key to future developments that it made the most sense to buy all of the firm's intellectual property outright and immediately.