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Smart cards with an integrated fingerprint sensor

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

See also:

  • Readers able to read smart cards and fingerprints
  • Match-on-card.

  • 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

    ID Technologies

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

  • Giesecke & Devrient

  • (200?) 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 (Radio Netherlands).
  • (2002) Biometric Associates
  • Super Smart Card 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 card
  • QuardCard see the movie

  • 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
  • the “i am”™ Card
  • (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


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


  • (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.
  • SmartDATATEL

  • (2011): SmartDATATEL is developing with Smartmetric a smart card, with a swipe fingeprint sensor.

  • 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.

  • 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. (requires shockwave)
  • (2010) Validus BC-25 (with Idex)

  • Cardlab

  • (2010 Apr): Cardlab Biometric sensor

  • ASD

  • (2010): ASD unveils the Auth.On Card smart card. Embeds their FPTS-22 fingerprint capacitive sensor.

    Also announced by AVANT Biometrics
  • Seen at Morix

  • 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.

  • 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).
  • (2012 Jan) Just a reminder: UINT & Idex are together in the Eurostars programme, to develop a smartcard with an embedded fingerprint sensor... (press release).

  • JP Sensor

  • (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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • B-iD

  • (2014 Nov): B-iD proposes a biometric smart card @ ISC West 2014.
    Fingerprint sensor: FPTS22?

  • Creative Arts

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

  • Bundesdruckerei

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

  • Biometrics visitors

    Biometric Associates
    Creative Arts
    E-Smart technologies
    Embedx Biomatrix
    Giesecke & Devrient
    ID Technologies
    Jacob Palmborg
    Jinco Japan
    JP Sensor
    NovaCard / FingerCard
    Quard Card
    SIC Biometrics
    Siemens / Infineon
    UINT & Mereal Biometrics
    Zwipe & Mastercard