Fingerprint recognition isn’t just for spies anymore
Originally posted on VentureBeat:
Fingerprint sensors are a staple of spy movies, but have yet to be an integral part of life for us civilians. However, as the use of mobile devices to exchange sensitive data, like payment information and documents, continues to explode, non-spies also require additional protection.
Biometric company Validity Sensors has completed its fifth funding round of $22 million. Intel Capital led the investment, with support from World Fair and DDS. The company announced raising the first $10 million tranche of a $20 million round on October 18, 2012.
Validity Sensors offers Natural ID solutions that authenticate users by their unique human characteristics, like fingerprints, voice, and face. Fingerprinting is the most effective method of verifying identity, and the flagship technology LiveFlex can securely replace or supplement passwords and pins.
This Series E will be funneled towards shifting the focus of the business. Whereas before, Validity Sensors shipped products to PC manufactures…
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