AuthenTec, Inc. (ticker: AUTH, exchange: NASDAQ Global Market (.O))
News Release -
New Android NFC Smartphone Is First to Integrate AuthenTec's AES850, the World's Smallest Fingerprint Matching/Navigation Device
NTT docomo "with" series REGZA T-01D integrates AuthenTec AES850
for effortless security
AuthenTec enables phone and application lock/unlock and secure NFC
mobile payments with the swipe of a finger
MELBOURNE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 8, 2011--
AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), a leading provider of mobile and network
security, announced that its AES850 smart fingerprint sensor is now
integrated on a new Fujitsu smartphone, the REGZA Phone T-01D Android
model now available from NTT DOCOMO, Inc. AuthenTec's AES850 - the
world's smallest fingerprint matching and navigation device for mobile
phones - enhances the features and functionality of the waterproof REGZA
Phone T-01D by providing security that locks and unlocks the phone,
locks/unlocks user-chosen applications and enhances the speed and
security of NFC mobile payments.
AuthenTec's AES850 helps improve the speed and security of
Osaifu-Keitai NFC mobile wallet transactions via fast and highly secure
fingerprint authentication on the REGZA Phone T-01D. This helps users
conduct quick yet secure mobile wallet transactions via this Android
smartphone at more than 500,000 NFC mobile payment terminals in Japan.
The REGZA Phone T-01D also incorporates AuthenTec's DataDefender app,
allowing users to lock and unlock favorite Android applications with one
swipe of a finger across the AES850 smart sensor.
"We value our long-term relationship with mobile security leader
AuthenTec and are pleased to incorporate their very small but capable
sensor into our newest REGZA smartphone where it enhances user
convenience and security," said Katsumi Takada, head of Mobile Phone
Group of Fujitsu. "We have significantly expanded our smartphone lineup
and appreciate the security and NFC expertise that AuthenTec brings to
Fujitsu as we launch these mobile platforms inside and outside of Japan."
"This carries on AuthenTec's long legacy in enabling effortless security
for NFC mobile payment transactions in Japan, home of the world's first
mobile payment systems," said Art Stewart, AuthenTec Vice President of
Smart Sensor Solutions. "Our AES850 waterproof module offers the compact
size, symmetry, durability and performance that smartphone makers want,
plus effortless security and enhanced usability that enrich the user
30 Fujitsu phone models have incorporated AuthenTec fingerprint sensors,
encompassing many millions of mobile phones beginning with the mova
F505i which began shipping in 2003.
The docomo with series REGZA Phone T-01D is a waterproof touchscreen
smartphone that offers excellent visual entertainment and combines
Toshiba's image-processing and Fujitsu's human-centric technologies.
Powered by the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, the T-01D features a 1.2
GHz OMAP 4430 processor, 1 GB of RAM, an HD (720 X 1280 pixel) LCD, 13.1
Megapixel camera with advanced picture taking capabilities, and
Toshiba's Mobile REGZA 5.0 Engine for 720P HD video capture and playback.
Designed using AuthenTec's 8.68mm by 8.68mm TouchStone II package, the
AES850 utilizes a high-definition 92 pixel by 8 pixel sensor array to
produce outstanding fingerprint image quality at 500 dot-per-inch (DPI)
resolution. The ultra-thin 1.0mm LGA package is designed for easy
integration into smartphones where it replaces navigation-only devices
such as directional pads, trackballs or optical joysticks. It features
touch-based cursor and menu navigation for precise cursor control and
AuthenTec offers complete security solutions for handset makers, mobile
operators, and rich content providers, including fingerprint sensor
hardware, identity management software and embedded security. The
Company has shipped more than 15 million fingerprint sensors for use in
mobile devices. AuthenTec's proven embedded security offering includes
its DRM Fusion Agent for content protection that supports multiple
industry standards, and its QuickSec Mobile VPN solution tailored
specifically for Android and iOS phones and tablets.
Osaifu-Keitai is a trademark or a registered trademark of NTT DOCOMO,
INC. in Japan and other countries.
AuthenTec solutions address enterprise, consumer and government
applications for a growing base of top tier global customers. Already
shipped on hundreds of millions of devices, the Company's smart sensor
products, software and embedded security solutions are used virtually
everywhere, from the PC on your desk to the mobile device in your hand
to the server in the cloud. AuthenTec offers developers and users secure
and convenient ways to manage today's rapidly evolving digital
identities and security needs. For more information, visit authentec.com
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Brent Dietz, +1-321-308-1320