FPC expands in the US and recruits Director Customer Projects

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is expanding its existing office in the United States by recruiting Marek Minta as Director Customer Projects North America. Since interest in FPC and fingerprint verification integrated into smartphones and tablets has increased significantly, advanced local support for sophisticated software and hardware is now required on location in the US. Accordingly, Marek Minta, who has an extensive and solid background in biometrics, has been appointed Director Customer Projects North America. Marek Minta joins the company from Authentec Inc.

Since the local office in San Francisco opened in autumn 2012, FPC’s activities in North America have increased significantly. Due to the sudden, newly awakened keen interest in biometric products and systems in this market, we are now expanding the existing sales office to include a development and support function. The establishment of this function locally in the US will enable FPC to increase direct contact with and provide considerably faster and better technical support to the large number of engineering companies in the US and Canada.

Marek Minta has an extensive and solid background in biometrics from Authentec, where he worked with customer support and mobile software. Marek Minta has headed several technical teams focusing on software and integrated solutions, and has broad experience of mobile platforms, as well as PC integration. Marek Minta is joining FPC from Authentec, where he has worked between 2003 and 2012.

FPC’s CEO Johan Carlström comments:
“By expanding our office in the US with Marek Minta, we now have someone who, through his extremely relevant background and experience, will be able to contribute to FPC’s success in both ongoing and future customer projects. This recruitment will benefit not only our technical support but also sales. Our assessment is that the probability of securing design wins and development projects in North America in the not too distant future is good.”


For more 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 (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.

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 24, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. (CET).

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