Fingerprint Cards (FPC) recruits Country Manager in Japan

Takeshi Murakami has been appointed FPC Country Manager Japan. He joins the company from Authentec Inc. where he held the position as Senior Sales Manager Japan, and was responsible for sales into mobiles, tablets, PCs and other IT products for all major OEM customers in Japan.

Since the local office in Tokyo opened in January 2013, FPC’s activities in Japan have increased significantly. Due to quickly growing awakened interest in biometric products and systems in Japan, we are now expanding the existing team to include a sales and marketing function. The establishment of this function locally in Tokyo will enable FPC to increase its sales in Japan and provide even better program support to the large number of electronics companies in the country.

Johan Carlström, President and Chief Executive Officer of FPC, comments:
“I am delighted to welcome Takeshi Murakami to the FPC team. He brings valuable customer contacts as well as valuable additional biometry expertise to our company. The launch we announced with Fujitsu earlier this week is just the start of FPC’s success in Japan. We expect multiple launches in Japan and other parts of Asia during the rest of 2013 and beyond.”

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.

The information was issued for publication on August 22 at 08.00 AM.

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Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) develops produces and markets biometric technology, which, through analysis and matching of an individual’s unique fingerprint, verifies the person’s identity. The technology consists of biometric sensors, processors, algorithms and modules that can be used separately or combined. The competitive advantages offered by 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 telephones, which impose extremely rigorous demands on these characteristics. FPC’s technology can also be used in such areas as IT, Internet security and access control.

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