18 November 2012

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) opens US-based sales and support office in San Francisco, California

- Hires Charles Ng as Sales Director North America 
- FPC’s head office is in Gothenburg, Sweden 

Stockholm – 14 November 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) - 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. 

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

Source: Fingerprint Cards AB