[THE INVESTOR] CrucialTec, a fingerprint module maker, said on March 31 that it has completed the development of a standalone fingerprint module that can be installed in any type of connected, or Internet of Things, devices.
The fingerprint module, according to the firm, runs on its own embedded processor, compared to a fingerprint scanner for smartphones that needs the processing capability of a smartphone application processor chip.
The company said the new fingerprint module, the smallest in size with high energy efficiency, can be featured in any electronics, such as PCs, refrigerators, and electric bikes that can be connected on the network. It can also be used as a security solution for safes and vaults.
The module, measuring 17 millimeters by 17 millimeters, consumes 30 milliampere hours, according to the Pangyo-based firm.
“The solution, which offers easy application and usage, will help the biometric technology be more widely used in daily lives,” said the company in a press release.
“The company is currently in talks with home appliance makers for supply deals and will be able to show positive results,” an official from the company said.
CrucialTec is one of main fingerprint module suppliers for global smartphone makers including LG Electronics, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo.
By Kim Young-won (firstname.lastname@example.org)