), a biometrics company that makes fingerprint sensors and related solutions, announced that its products will be distributed in Japan by Marubun Corporation.
More than 7 million fingerprint sensors from AuthenTec have been shipped for cell phones and more than 12 million of its sensors are used in PC-based security applications. Last month, the company signed an agreement with Fujitsu in which that company agreed to integrate AuthenTec sensors into a new line of notebook computers.
The deal with Marubun expands on AuthenTec’s success. Marubun will be distributing products in AuthenTec’s silicon-based fingerprint sensor portfolio. The company will also provide technical and logistical support to AuthenTec customers in Japan.
“AuthenTec is recognized as the global leader in providing fingerprint sensors and solutions to the largest cell phone and PC makers in Japan, and we look forward to playing a key role in supporting the growing demand for their products,” said Hiroshi Horiuchi, senior vice president at Marubun, in a statement.
Marubun also offers a broad range of services to consumer electronics companies including design and development support, global procurement, and distribution.
“Marubun has strong industry relationships and provides direct customer support to the leading OEMs in Japan as well as their ODM partners throughout Asia,” said Kengo Kobayashi, AuthenTec's managing director for Japan, in a statement. “We believe this agreement, with one of the most respected representative and distributor firms in the world, adds strength to our global supply chain and enables us to achieve our growth plans in the region at a faster pace.”
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