Smart cards with an integrated fingerprint sensor

You will find below smart cards (or the like) containing an integrated fingerprint sensor.

See also:

  • The Rise of Biometric Cards (2018 Q4) / Antonio D'Albore & JF Mainguet for the sensor section.

  • Siemens / Infineon

  • (1998) Siemens shows a card with the FingerTip
  • (1999) Another prototype shown at the Cebit (see also Bromba webpage)
  • Novacard/Siemens/Infineon prototype Infineon


  • (1999 Jul) Proof of concept of a smart card with a swipe sensor, the FingerChip.
  • Application note

  • ID Technologies

  • (2000 Mar) Proof of concept of a full recognition done within a smart card shape size made by Bill Lane.

  • Giesecke & Devrient

  • (2002) Prototype with an Infineon sensor.
  • (2004?) MoSTAR Biocard with an embedded swipe sensor from Fingerprint Cards.
  • Infineon MoSTAR

    Biometric Associates, Inc. (BAI)

  • (2002) Henny van der Velden is able to present his brain child to the world: the first Credit - or ID - card with an integrated 3-D fingerprint sensor.
  • (2002) Biometric Associates
  • Super Smart Card with E-Smart technologies
  • Henny van der Velden ID card

    NovaCard / FingerCard

  • (2002) Novacard with Biometric Associates.
  • (2002) Fingercard with Novacard (Same as Siemens?).
  • FingerCard / Infineon. Click to enlarge

    Likely to be the same project:

  • (2004) Zorg HSB smart card
  • (2004) Fasme (Facilitating Administrative Services for Mobile Europeans)
  • Zorg Fasme
  • (2005) Novacard with a Upek swipe sensor (Louis Molholm / Card Factory)

  • Quard Card

  • (2004) Quard ( shows the QuardCard. Upek sensor, then likely Fingerprint Cards.
  • Brochure
  • (2007) QuardCard with Upek sensor.
  • Scanecotech

  • (2005 Apr) Scandinavian Ecotechnologies [] presents a biometric card with an embedded swipe sensor likely from Fingerprint Cards.
  • sensor


  • (2006) first and second biometric card proof of concept (no image / likely the one from ScanEcotech)
  • (2009) production of CardLab first biometric card (FPC1080A).
  • (2010 Apr): CardLab Biometric sensor. Video on
  • (2014) first customer contract of biometric card
  • (2014) Epic One card.
  • (2015) first biometric card customer delivery
  • Quardlock

  • (2015): Quardlock proposes a OTP smartcard.
    "Available 2015" as said on their website.
  • (2015 Sep) Video on YouTube
  • (2016 Jan) New card developed in cooperation with QuardLock
  • (2017 Feb) QuardCard is an Horizon 2020 project with QuardLock.
  • (2017 Sep) Uses the FPC1080A T-Shape module from Fingerprint Cards.
  • (2018 Dec) A new OTP + fingerprint seen on Twitter.

  • E-Smart technologies

  • (2003) Super Smart Card []
  • (2004) BioSensor [] Fingerprint sensor FPS
  • E-Smart Korea []
  • (2005 Mar) still at project state, no real device available?
  • biosensor Super Smart Card
  • (2008 Jan) e-Smart® Technologies, Inc., announces Next Generation Superthin Polyimide Flexible Circuit Biometric Super Smart Card™ card, the “i am”™ Card.
  • (2009 Jun) TFTs Used as Fingerprint Sensors for Smart Cards []
  • (2008 Oct) The contactless "I AM" card is demonstrated at Cartes 2008. Unclear sensor, likely Fujitsu, but seems to be also a version with the pressure sensor from BMF as announced in the Nikkei Electronic Magazine.
  • Super Smart Card manufacturing video
  • the “i am”™ Card
  • (2009) Note that the sensor is rotated. Source : We change the world, with much more photos.

  • Smartmetric

  • (2006 May) Smartmetric shows a smart card with an embedded fingerprint sensor from ???
  • Smartmetric
  • (2011 Jun) Smartmetric releases the world's first fingerprint-activated portable Health Records card for consumers.

  • (2011): SmartDATATEL is developing with Smartmetric a smart card, with a swipe fingeprint sensor.
  • (2014 Jan) SmartMetric to Launch World’s First Bitcoin Card With Biometric Fingerprint Protection.
    Unidentified fingerprint sensor, likely only an image.
  • (2015 Jul) A new version with the Upek swipe sensor.
  • (2017 Jul) SmartMetric Releases Video of Its Biometric Fingerprint Secured Credit Card. Sensor: IMD.
  • (2018 Nov) SmartMetric Introduces Live Finger Detection: the card has additional sensing functions that are used to validate the liveness of the finger being used on the sensor.
    (additional sensing: indeed? what sensors? convince us that it is working!)

  • Fidelica

  • (2006 Jun) Fidelica [] shows a smart card with a Fidelica fingerprint pressure sensor.
  • (2007 Feb) Announces the availability of the BCP-3 smart card development platform featuring a fully-embedded biometric system. Used by DivaCard [].
  • (2008 Jan) FSC-3012 Biometrically Authenticated Smart Card.

  • IDSmart

  • (2007 Mar) ID Smart Inc. [], a Las Vegas-based biometric security system manufacturer and provider, announced today that it has successfully designed a new smart card using state-of-the-art semiconductors from Fujitsu.
    ID Smart will use the Fujitsu MBF200 Fingerprint Touch Sensor providing 500 dpi AFIS compliant sensor with MB91460 series, 32-bit FR processor, high-performance RISC core that targets 100MIPS applications and beyond, in conjunction with ID Smart's own proprietary fingerprint-matching algorithm. The FR processors have an exceptional processing speed with a large internal memory capacity of 1MB (flash) and 64KB (SRAM), including 8KB of instruction cache.

  • Jacob Palmborg

  • (2007 Jun): Designer Jacob Palmborg [] unveils the Credit Card Concept. The fingerprint sensor is a fake.

  • Vaultid

  • (2007 Jul): Vaultid is making research about a smart card with a fingerprint sensor. The picture to the right is an artistic rendering of what the Vaultid Card could look like.

  • Validus

  • (2008) Validus [] VALIDcard pre-production card.
  • (2009 Jan) Validus VALIDcard.
  • Validus_swipeAnimation.swf
  • (2010) Validus BC-25 (with Idex)

  • ASD / Morix

  • (2010): ASD unveils the Auth.On Card smart card. Embeds their FPTS-22 fingerprint capacitive sensor.
    Also announced by AVANT Biometrics [].
  • Seen at Morix
  • (2017) Morix Card NFC
  • (2017 Nov) Morix fingerprint CARD is using the FPSF 105 AU.

  • SIC Biometrics

  • (2011): SIC annouces the Touch Prox smart card.
    The Touch Prox card developed by S.I.C. Biometrics offers a new concept in biometric identification and global security.
    The card is equipped with a built-in solar panel into the back of the card to recharge the internal battery. Over 1,000 uses are possible by full battery charge.

  • Pinkey

  • (2011 Nov): Pinkey unveils the Pinkey Smart smart card.
    Embeds an Idex capacitive sensor.
    See also Card Tech. Also Sonavation partner.

  • Jinco Japan

  • (2012): Jinco Japan unveils the Jinco smart card at Cartes Hong-Kong '12.
  • (2015 Nov) NFC smart card
  • (2017) Jinco smart card (Taiwan) alliance with KSID & Elan
  • (2018 Apr): Jinco anti-spoof card, with Crucialtec
  • (2018 May) Jinco smart card with Idex sensor
  • (2018 Jul) Jinco selects IDEX
  • (2018): Digimore Electronics.
    160x160 pixels @ 508dpi, FAR/FRR: 0.0001 / < 2%, 5 fingers x 8 images, battery: 300 times (not the Idex sensor)
  • (2018 Jun) Jinco smart card / ISO
  • (2018 Jun): fingerprint sensor, bluetooth, NFC, e-paper display
  • (2018 Oct) silver - gold card
  • (2018 Oct) a summary of all tested sensors

  • Embedx Biomatrix

  • (2012 Apr): Idex announces an order from Embedx Biomatrix for fingerprint sensors to embed in a smartcard.

  • MondoKey

  • (2012): MondoKey is defining the MondoKey smart card.

  • Sonavation

  • (2013 May): Sonavation unveils an ISO 7816 smart card.
    Looking at the pictures, it seeems that an area sensor exists... and very close design from the Embedx Biomatrix card!

  • UINT & Mereal Biometrics

  • (2013 Sep): UINT & Mereal Biometrics announces a new smartcard with a built-in fingerprint sensor from Fingerprint Cards. (press release). (FPC press release).
  • (2014 Oct) Short video showing the smart card in action.
  • (2012 Jan) Just a reminder: UINT & Idex are together in the Eurostars programme, to develop a smartcard with an embedded fingerprint sensor... (press release).
  • (2016 May) UINT swipe version Short video showing the smart card in action.
  • (2016 Apr) Short video showing the smart card in action.
  • (2016 Jun) Fingerprint Cards annouces that it is the FPC1011 sensor.
  • (2017 Jun) New Secure Biometrics Card V2 Unveiled in the World's First Open Air Casino.
  • (2017 Jun) Fingerprint Cards FPC1320.
  • (2018 Mar) MeReal Biometrics explains the Benefits of a Fingerprint Sensor on a card.
    Looks to be a new version.

  • JP Sensor >> (2016) IFE

  • (2014): JP Sensor unveils a smart card project, the JP2000 BioCard.
  • (2015 Sep) Precise Biometrics has entered an agreement with JP Sensor for licensing of Precise Biometrics’ products for fingerprint recognition, Precise BioMatch™ Embedded and Precise BioMatch™ Mobile.
  • IFE Infinity Electronic Biotech

  • (2016): IFE338 RFID/NFC, built-in battery (7V / 17mAh) or energy harvesting from contactless reader, CPU @ 80MIPS, 128K flash memory and 64K RAM built-in.

  • Zwipe & Mastercard

  • (2014 Oct): Zwipe & Mastercard announce the launch of the world’s very first contactless payment card with embedded fingerprint biometrics, combining on-device biometric authentication with the convenience of a contactless credit card.
    Fingerprint Cards sensor.
  • (2016 Feb): Zwipe announces Zwipe ID.
  • (2016 Nov) green PCB.
  • (2017 Jun) polyimide PCB.

  • CardTech

  • (2014 Nov): CardTech demonstrates at cartes 2014 a smart card with an Idex fingerprint sensor. Demonstration video.
    Likely a follow-up of the Pinkey card in 2011.
  • (2017 Nov): Smart card with the Idex area off-chip sensor.
  • (2018 May): Card Tech’s dual interface energy harvesting biometric smart card enters final development phase and is powered by latest generation sensor from Fingerprints (so Fingerprint Cards, not Idex).

  • B-iD

  • (2014 Nov): B-iD proposes a biometric smart card @ ISC West 2014.
    Fingerprint sensor: FPTS22?
  • Linked to Jinco
  • Datang Microelectronics Technology (DMT)

  • (2016 Jun) Datang exhibition.
    Showed the 2nd generation ID card. (looks like B-iD!)

  • Creative Arts

  • (2015): Creative Arts is developping a smart card, RFID, with a small fingeprint sensor FPTS22?

  • FSTechnologys

  • (2015 Mar): FST Fstechnologys unveils the Bio Smart Card *EPNC)

  • Bundesdruckerei

  • (2015 Mar): CeBIT: Bundesdruckerei exhibits an employee ID card for tomorrow: Go ID!
  • (2017 Mar): CeBIT: Bundesdruckerei GoID

  • Idex

  • (2016 Feb): IDEX Unveils World’s First Flexible Touch Fingerprint Sensor for ISO Cards
  • (2015 Jun) IDEX Enters into a Strategic Worldwide Biometric Card Partnership with a Global Payments Company. Guess who?
  • (2017 Feb): A smartcard with Safran at the MWC
  • (2017 Apr): Thumbs Up: Mastercard Unveils Next Generation Biometric Card. South African Trials Demonstrate Convenience and Security.
    What a news! I was already doing something like that the last century... (see at the top of this page)
  • (2017 May): Safran Identity & Security (now OT-Morpho) reveals role in Mastercard biometric card
  • (2017 May): Gemalto EMV card. Remember that Gemalto acquired Cogent.
  • (2017 Oct) Gemalto white paper : Biometrics for Financial Institutions and the new Gemalto Biometric Sensor Payment card
  • (2017 Jun) IDEX launches breakthrough fingerprint sensor for contactless smart cards.
  • (2018 Nov) Infineon and IDEX Biometrics join forces to advance biometric card solutions

  • Next Biometrics

  • (2016 Apr) NEXT Biometrics Showcases Flexible Fingerprint Sensor for Smart Cards. "We are now proud to announce that our ISO-compliance includes the recently published ISO/IEC 17839 standard, and to our knowledge this makes us the only supplier to meet this specification."
  • (2017 Aug) NEXT Biometrics large fingerprint sensor chosen by First Biometrics for smart card.
    No button? No battery? No LED? --> see Tactilis
  • (2018 Jul) Another prototype "powered by Tactilis"
  • (2018 Nov) Infineon and NEXT Biometrics introduce Biometric Card Reference Design

  • Tactilis

  • (2017 Aug) Tactilis "the power of touch".
    Next Biometrics fingerprint sensor.

  • KSID Korean Smart ID

  • (2016 Apr) KSID unveils its Bio Smart Card.
    Fingerprint sensor: 160x160 pixels / 12.2x12.2 mm
  • (2017 Apr) Taiwan-based Elan Microelectronics has announced it is teaming up with smart card integrator Jinco Universal and Korea Smart ID (KSID), a security solution provider, to develop smart cards with an embedded fingerprint sensor.
  • (2017 Jul) MagnaChip Semiconductor has been selected to manufacture ELAN Microelectronics’ fingerprint sensor IC-based smartcard. The sensor-IC based smartcard will be manufactured using MagnaChip’s 0.35 micron mixed signal thick in-mold decorating (IMD) manufacturing process technology.
  • (2018 May): Elan card.

  • Crucialtec / Kona-I

  • (2016 May): CrucialTec releases a smart card with Kona.
    Fingerprint Cards FPC1020 sensor.
  • Short video showing the smart card in action.
  • (2016 Oct): Kona-I releases a fingerprint enabled credit card.
  • (2016 Nov): Fingerprint Cards unveiled that Kona has a FPC1300 series sensor.
  • (2017 Jun): energy harvest / self-powering.
  • (2018 Jan) Mountain America Credit Union Becomes the First Financial Institution in USA to Trial Biometric Payment Cards

  • Qafis / Access Verification Solutions

  • (2016 May) Qafis and Access Verification Solutions are offering a "biometric smartcard". Looks to be just an image, hard to believe the Upek sensor is still available...

  • Lion

  • (2017 Feb) Lion : LS-BMC (Lion Security - BioMetrics Card).
  • (2017 Feb) Product Introduction LS-BMC™ (Lion Security Biometric Recognition Smart Card) (local copy)
  • (2018 Aug) Demo on YouTube. LS-BMC is now called ASTO smart card.

  • Fingerprint Cards

  • (2017 Mar) Fingerprint Cards: Fingerprints™ premieres first own contactless card solution demonstration:
    - Smartcard with contact chip
    - contactless without battery
    - contactless with battery

  • Oberthur Technologies + Safran Morpho >> 2017 >> OT-Morpho >> Idemia

  • (2017 Feb) Oberthur Technologies demonstrates the F-Code card at the MWC.
  • (2017 Apr): Thumbs Up: Mastercard Unveils Next Generation Biometric Card. South African Trials Demonstrate Convenience and Security.
  • (2017 May): Safran Identity & Security (now OT-Morpho) reveals role in Mastercard biometric card
  • (Idex sensor)
  • (2017 Nov) Idemia and JCB partner to launch the first F-Code payment card in Japan.
  • (2017 Nov) Fingerprint Cards has teamed up with IDEMIA to collaborate on biometric payment cards.
  • (2017 Nov, the day after) IDEX has announced an expansion of its partnership with IDEMIA on biometric payment cards.
  • (2018 Oct)

  • Gemalto

  • (2017 May): Gemalto EMV card. Remember that Gemalto acquired Cogent.
  • (2017 Oct) Gemalto white paper : Biometrics for Financial Institutions and the new Gemalto Biometric Sensor Payment card
  • (2018 Nov): MasterCard Set to Conduct 16 Week Trial of Biometric Bank Card in Italy.
    Sensor has changed: it's now a FPC1300 series.
  • Intesa Sanpaolo, Mastercard and Gemalto announces pilot of dual interface Biometric Payment Card in Italy

  • ManeulLab

  • (2017 Nov): ManeulLab unveils a fingerprint enabled smart card (The Card). Fingerprint Cards sensor under the transparent overlay.

  • Feitian

  • (2017 Aug) Feitian unveils a smart card with an Idex fingerprint sensor.
    BTW, I just remembered Feitian was using the FingerChip in 2006.
  • (2018 Oct) At Money 2020.
  • (2018 Oct) Hengbao bank.
  • (2019 Mar) Working with Idex and Fingerprint Cards.

  • HYF

  • HYF Herofun or Shenzhen Herofun Bio-Tech co., : Herofun-bio / Herofun-id
  • (2017 Oct): BH001
    8*8 mm @508dpi, 8 bits, Pencil hardness: 6 H(@500g), RCA Abrasion Wear: 200 cycle(@175g), FRR: 2%, FAR: 1/10000 and also : Interface: USB/GPIO / Interface type: 13pin, 0.8mm pitch, ACF connector Supply voltage: 3.0-3.6 V, which is really strange for a smart card...
    BH001A: build-in rechargeable battery, contact and contactless
    BH001B: no battery, only contactless. (source: Lucia Lee)

  • Hantro Tech

  • Hantro Tech: Hantro Tech BioNCrypt smart card /Buykorea
  • (2017 Nov): BH001
    160x160 pixels @508dpi, 8 bits

  • China Vision Microelectronics 深圳华视微电子有限公司

  • (2018 Feb) China Vision Microelectronics (深圳华视微电子有限公司) annouces a smart card with a fingerprint sensor.


  • (2018 May) SCTECHONE Touch xWallet with the FPC1300-series sensor.

  • Unikeys

  • (2018 May) Unikeys: the UKey smart hardware wallet card is ISO/IEC 7810 & 14443 compliant. (Mereal card)

  • Infinacom

  • (2018 May) Infinacom Biometric Credit Card.

  • Sisoul

  • (2018 Jun) Sisoul No PW FPC Card (batteryless NFC smart card).

  • Toshiba

  • (2018 Jun) Toshiba review
    Morix FPSF105AU Area Sensor, 8 x 8mm, 160 x 160 pixels.

  • NXP

  • (2018 Sep) NXP launches low-cost fingerprint card solution.
  • With Precise Biometrics (2018 Jun)
    & Fingerprint Cards (2017 Oct)

  • ExcelSecu, Hengbao

  • (2019 Mar) ExcelSecu batteryless, dual interface display, Idex sensor.
  • (2019 May) Hengbao dual-interface card demonstrated at the 2nd Digital China Summit (source Idex)

  • APS

  • (2019 Jul) APS unveils the Stone M with a fingerprint sensor.

  • Market size

    2017 May: (source: Serapeum).

    fingerprint sensor 2017 supply chain

    2017 Oct: (source: Embedded Security News / Antonio D'Albore).

    fingerprint sensor 2017 supply chain

    Biometric Associates
    China Vision
    Creative Arts
    CrucialTec / Kona
    Datang DMT
    E-Smart technologies
    Embedx Biomatrix
    Fingerprint Cards
    Giesecke & Devrient
    Hantro Tech
    Herofun HYF
    ID Technologies
    Jacob Palmborg
    Jinco Japan
    JP Sensor
    Next Biometrics
    NovaCard / FingerCard
    Quard Card / Quardlock
    SIC Biometrics
    Siemens / Infineon
    UINT & Mereal Biometrics
    Zwipe & Mastercard