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2014-05-21

Fingerprint Cards AB: FPC launches the FPC1150, the world's first home button-touch fingerprint sensor for Android smartphones

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is today launching the FPC1150, the world's first
touch fingerprint sensor specifically developed to be mounted as a home
button on the front side of a Android smartphone or tablet. The FPC1150 is
rectangular in shape and less than half the size of the previously announced
FPC1020.

The rapid availability of the FPC1150 is the result of an accelerated pace of
product development in FPC that has been made possible by the cooperation
with Anacatum Design AB, the Swedish ASIC and analog IP development company
recently acquired by FPC. Thanks to the small size and attractive design
resulting from several packaging options of the FPC1150, it is now possible
for the first time for smartphone OEMs to integrate a touch fingerprint
sensor mounted as a home button on the front side of the device. This
contrasts with the previously announced FPC1020 and FPC1021, which were
designed with the objective of being mounted on the back side of the device.

In order to satisfy the size constraints of a home button-sized touch
fingerprint sensor, new cutting-edge methods have been applied to enable the
industry-leading performance provided by the FPC1150. To ensure fast time to
market and leading performance, the FPC1150 reuses the industry-leading
sensor design of its predecessors, the FPC1020, and the recently announced
FPC1021, allowing for ultra-low power consumption, highly attractive and
customizable industry design and strong resistance to wear and tear. The
touch fingerprint sensor capability combined with the small size of the
FPC1150 offers excellent ease of use, enabling mobile device OEMs to use the
FPC1150 as a home button for secure and convenient user verification. The
FPC1150 supports the Android(TM) and Windows(TM) operating systems.

Complete FPC1150 LGA prototypes have been verified in FPC's development sites
and the first deliveries of engineering samples to customers will start
shortly. Thanks to the highly scalable architecture of FPC's touch
fingerprint sensor technology, which enables extensive reuse of the FPC1020
technology currently being shipped for integration in commercial devices,
mass-market manufacturing of the FPC1150 will start as early as the third
quarter of 2014.

Jörgen Lantto, Executive Vice President, CTO and Head of Strategy&Product
Management at FPC, comments: "The FPC1150 is FPC's most significant product
launch to date. Using the FPC1150, smartphone and tablet OEMs can now for the
first time integrate a touch fingerprint sensor as a home button mounted on
the front of the device without having to compromise the industrial design of
the device, and yet deliver the ultimate experience in secure user
authentication. This announcement is confirmation that FPC is delivering new
highly competitive products at an accelerated pace, and our objective with
the FPC1150 is to secure and strengthen our position as the global number one
supplier of touch fingerprint sensors for smartphone and tablet OEMs."

For more information contact:

Johan Carlström, CEO Fingerprint Cards AB (publ), +46 (0) 31-60 78
20,investrel@fingerprints.com

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 21,
2014 at 08:00 am CET.

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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 jurisdiction.

Press release (PDF)
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