AnaCatum acquired by Fingerprint Cards

AnaCatum is a leading provider of advanced analog to digital converter IP subsystems (ADC, DAC, AFE) for biometric applications

  • Patent-pending A2DFraming stretchable architecture supports a wide range of applications from RF to low-power sensors
  • Compelling benefits over other converter solutions including robust (primarily digital) design with strong tolerance to manufacturing variations, reduced porting time, a smart performance footprint and very low power consumption
  • Proven solution in volume production with leading consumer electronics and semiconductor customers
  • World-class mixed-signal analog design team of 15 engineering including 8 Ph.D.s

Johan Carlström, President and CEO at FPC, comments: “This acquisition provides FPC with world-leading technology that will further strengthen our intellectual property portfolio. FPC also gains access to leading analog IP and ASIC development competencies and, by integrating Anacatum’s development team into FPC, we will further accelerate our development of the industry’s most ambitious portfolio of touch and swipe fingerprint sensors for the mobile devices industry. We are very much looking forward to welcoming the Anacatum team into FPC.”

Lars-Erik Nordell, Chairman of the Board of Anacatum, comments: “We are very pleased to see this step for Anacatum. Through its leading technology and highly skilled engineering team, Anacatum will make a great contribution to FPC. As the leading fingerprint biometric sensor company, FPC will be the perfect home for Anacatum’s technology and employees.”

Rolf Sundblad, CTO and Managing Director of Anacatum Design AB, comments: “This acquisition marks the continuation of the strong collaboration FPC has had with Anacatum since Anacatum was founded and the start of a new phase when Anacatum becomes fully integrated with FPC. We will bring our patented ADC technology into FPC as well as a team of highly skilled engineers and we are very much looking forward to creating even more competitive technology while being a part of FPC.”

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