◎Fingerprint CardsがAnacatum Designを買収

Fingerprint Cards AB

2014/5/20 11:52

◎Fingerprint CardsがAnacatum Designを買収

AsiaNet 56787

共同JBN 0542 (2014.5.20)

【イエーテボリ(スウェーデン)2014年5月19日PRN=共同JBN】Fingerprint Cards(FPC)はスウェーデン・リンシェーピングに本社を置く技術ライセンス供与とエーシック(ASIC)開発企業であるAnacatum Design AB(Anacatum)の全発行株式を取得した。FPCは業界トップのAnacatumのアナログ・デジタル・コンバーター(ADC)技術のライセンスを取得し、FPCのタッチおよびスワイプ指紋センサー開発でAnacatumが提供したエーシック開発サービスを使用したことをこれまでに発表している。




Anacatum Design ABの最高技術責任者(CTO)兼ゼネラルマネジャーであるロルフ・ズンドブラッド氏は「今回の買収は、FPCがAnacatumの創設以来同社と築いてきた強力な協力関係の継続を象徴するものであるとともに、AnacatumがFPCと完全に一体化した新段階のスタートを飾るものでもある。われわれは当社が特許を保有するADC技術と高度に熟練したエンジニアをFPCに提供し、FPCの一員となってさらに競争力のある技術を開発するつもりである」と語った。

▽Fingerprint Cards AB(株式公開企業)について

Fingerprint Cards AB(FPC)は個人固有の指紋を分析と照合によって個人の身分証明をするバイオメトリック部品および技術を開発、製造、販売している。この技術は、個別もしくは互いの組み合わせで使用することができるバイオメトリックセンサー、プロセッサー、アルゴリズム、モジュールで構成されている。FPC技術が提供する競争上の利点は、独自の画質、大きな堅ろう性、低電力消費、完全なバイオメトリック・システムなどを含む。これら利点と極めて低い製造コストを実現する能力は、そのような特質に極めて厳しい要求があるスマートカード、携帯電話など、量産製品に実装することができる。同社の技術はまた、IT、インターネット・セキュリティー、アクセスコントロールなどにも利用できる。

Fingerprint Cards AB(株式公開企業)は、スウェーデンのSwedish Securities Market Act(2007:528)およびSwedish Financial Instruments Trading Act(1991:980)に従ってこの情報を開示する。情報は2014年5月19日午前8時(中央欧州時間)に公表された。




Johan Carlstrom

CEO Fingerprint Cards AB (publ)



ソース:Fingerprint Cards AB

Fingerprint Cards Acquires Anacatum Design



    Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has acquired all outstanding shares of Anacatum

Design AB (Anacatum), a Linkoping-based Swedish technology licensing and ASIC

developing company. FPC has previously announced that it has licensed

Anacatum's industry-leading Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) technology and

used the ASIC development services provided by Anacatum in the development of

FPC's touch and swipe fingerprint sensors.

    Anacatum is as of today an owned subsidiary of FPC. The acquisition price

for Anacatum will not be disclosed.

    Johan Carlstrom, President and CEO at FPC, comments: "This acquisition

provides FPC with world-leading technology that will further strengthen our

intellectual property portfolio. FPC also gains access to leading analog IP and

ASIC development competencies and, by integrating Anacatum's development team

into FPC, we will further accelerate our development of the industry's most

ambitious portfolio of touch and swipe fingerprint sensors for the mobile

devices industry. We are very much looking forward to welcoming the Anacatum

team into FPC."

    Lars-Erik Nordell, Chairman of the Board of Anacatum, comments: "We are

very pleased to see this step for Anacatum. Through its leading technology and

highly skilled engineering team, Anacatum will make a great contribution to

FPC. As the leading fingerprint biometric sensor company, FPC will be the

perfect home for Anacatum's technology and employees."

    Rolf Sundblad, CTO and Managing Director of Anacatum Design AB, comments:

"This acquisition marks the continuation of the strong collaboration FPC has

had with Anacatum since Anacatum was founded and the start of a new phase when

Anacatum becomes fully integrated with FPC. We will bring our patented ADC

technology into FPC as well as a team of highly skilled engineers and we are

very much looking forward to creating even more competitive technology while

being a part of FPC."

    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 May 19,

2014 at 08.00 am CET.

    Important information

    Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain

jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press

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


    For more information contact: Johan Carlstrom, CEO Fingerprint Cards AB

(publ), +46-(0)31-60-78-20, investrel@fingerprints.com

SOURCE: Fingerprint Cards AB