FPC opens office in Lund and appoints Manager System and Software Development

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is opening a development office in Lund, Sweden, and has appointed Sebastian Weber as Manager of System and Software Development. Knowledge of software for mobile systems is pivotal to the company’s continued expansion, and the world-class expertise in mobile technology represented by the Lund region offers excellent recruitment potential.

Following its recent successes and expansion, FPC is in considerable need of strengthening its software and system development resources. This effort includes appointing Sebastian Weber as Manager of System and SW Development. Sebastian will primarily work with FPC’s algorithms and software, but will also bear system responsibility for the overall performance of the company’s sensor technology. Sebastian has a solid background in system development and software for the mobile industry. He joins FPC from ST-Ericsson, where he was Senior Program Manager for modem products and the Director of Linux SW Engineering. Sebastian also worked with system analysis and mobile platform architecture while at Ericsson Mobile Platforms.

This recruitment enables FPC to make additional recruitments in the knowledge-dense Lund region. Experience in mobile systems and software is a key skill in FPC’s expansion into the mobile market, and the Lund region offers a strong recruitment base.

Jörgen Lantto, Executive Vice President, CTO and Head of Strategy and Product Development for FPC says: “Sebastian is a fantastic addition to our team during FPC’s currently strong expansion phase. His broad experience, knowledge and network make him the right person to pursue the development of the system function for our sensors and software for mobile phones. We are now paving the way for a continued expansion in the area around Lund, where world-class expertise in mobile technology is available, particularly in mobile platforms and software. This will help us continue to develop tomorrow’s solutions, which will strengthen and cement our established position as the world’s leading supplier of fingerprint technology for the mobile industry.”

For further information, please 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 (Fingerprint Cards) develops, produces and markets biometric components that through analysis and matching of an individual’s unique fingerprint verify a 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 Fingerprint Cards’ 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 these 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.

       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 April 29, 2013, at 12:00 a.m. (CET).

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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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