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Fingerprint Cards AB
P.O. Box 2412, SE-403 16
Gothenburg, Sweden

Press release date: November 26, 2013

FPC Launches FPC1020, a Touch Fingerprint Sensor for Integration in Windows(TM) Devices

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, -- Fingerprint Cards (FPC) today introduces FPC1020, a small capacitive touch fingerprint sensor specifically developed for integration in devices using Windows operating systems. FPC1020 is optimized to offer smartphone, tablet and PC OEMs unprecedented performance and enables OEMs to relieve consumers from the burden of using PIN codes and passwords for user verification. FPC1020 has been developed by taking advantage of the aggregated knowhow and technology leadership developed within FPC since 1997. Experiences from fifteen years of touch fingerprint sensor deployments are combined with FPC's market leadership in the smartphone market, having integrated the FPC1080 swipe sensors in mobile phones fast approaching tens of millions of units.

The FPC1020 silicon sampled a few weeks ago and the first deliveries of engineering samples of complete sensor modules to customers are planned during the coming weeks.

J  rgen Lantto, Executive Vice President, CTO and Head of Strategy and Product Management at FPC, comments: "FPC1020 will enable device OEMs to offer consumers a compelling user experience combining great convenience and security with excellent performance and appealing design. Thanks to Microsoft's extensive efforts to provide a fully integrated support for biometry and in particular touch fingerprint sensors with Windows 8.1, we see a very strong potential with the Windows based devices market segment. We are delighted to respond to this opportunity by introducing a capacitive touch fingerprint sensor optimized for integration in devices using Windows."

Dustin Ingalls, Partner Group Program Manager at Microsoft Inc, comments: "We are strongly committed to biometrics and especially capacitive fingerprint sensors as a way to improve the user experience when using Windows enabled devices. As previously announced, we see major benefits with touch fingerprint sensors so we are pleased to see partners like FPC executing on their development plans and now sampling their new FPC1020 sensor with partners and customers. We look forward to seeing progressive OEMs deliver devices with these new touch based sensors into the marketplace in 2014."

About Fingerprint Cards AB (publ)
Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) develops, produces and markets biometric components 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 (FPC) is listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm (FING B) and has its head office in Gothenburg.

For more information contact:
Johan Carlstrom, CEO Fingerprint Cards AB (publ), +46(0)31-60-78-20,
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