FPC opens office in San Francisco, California and hires Charles Ng as Sales Director North America.

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has opened its first US-based sales- and support office in San Francisco, California, and hired Charles Ng as Sales Director North America.  Charles previous employer was Authentec, where he was Sales Director, Americas. Between 2005 and 2010, Charles held equivalent positions with UPEK until UPEK was acquired by Authentec in 2010.

Charles Ng, who has a long, solid background in security, biometry, telecom and IT, has a successful track record in Business Development and strategic sales with North American OEM’s, ODM’s, distributors and other partners. Charles recent background with Authentec, where he held the position as Sales Director Americas, responsible for all the major customers for mobiles, tablets, PCs and other IT products in that region makes him uniquely positioned to quickly establish FPC in the North American biometric market.

Comments by FPC Sr.VP Sales Thomas Rex:

”By opening a sales- and support office in the USA and hiring Charles Ng, FPC will strengthen its position on the important North American market for biometric solutions in mobile phones and tablets. Our strong product portfolio combined with Charles´ extensive contact network in the industry and our existing distributor network, will be a strong combination in addressing the rapidly increasing interest we see for our products on the North American market.

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.

For further information, please contact:
Johan Carlström, CEO of Fingerprint Cards AB (publ), +46 (0)31-60 78 20, investrel@fingerprints.com
Fingerprint Cards AB (publ), P.O. Box 2412, SE-403 16 Gothenburg, Sweden www.fingerprints.com

Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm (FING B) and has its head office in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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 November 14, 2012, at 08:00 a.m.

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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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