#1 Supplier of Fingerprint Recognition Systems in Japan
Fuji Chimera Research Institute
Report Ranks SecuGen First in Enhanced Network Authentication
Milpitas, CA (September 23, 2002)
- SecuGen Corporation today announced its ranking as the
number one supplier of biometric fingerprint recognition
systems for enhanced network authentication in Japan according
to a recently published report by the Fuji Chimera Research
FCR published the "Network Security
Market in Japan, 2002" report listing SecuGen as the leading
supplier of biometric fingerprint recognition systems
in Japan with a 21.5 percent market share based on units
sold in 2001. Fingerprint biometrics dominates all other
types of biometrics with an overwhelming 90 percent market
share in Japan. Within fingerprint biometrics, sales of
optical sensors far exceed those of semiconductor sensors.
Consistent with accelerating demand in other parts of
the world, FCR predicts that the Japanese fingerprint
biometrics market will grow at 50 percent compound annual
growth rate over the next 4 years.
"SecuGen is a leading provider
of optical fingerprint biometric sensors and software
worldwide," says Robert Kyle, CEO and president of SecuGen.
"Enhanced network authentication is rapidly becoming a
business requirement for government, healthcare, retail,
communications, financial and manufacturing companies.
Customers who implement SecuGen's fingerprint biometric
solutions are realizing the benefits of increased security
and user convenience in a cost effective solution for
"We established SecuGen Japan in
2000 and have grown rapidly, providing solutions in enhanced
network authentication, time and attendance, and physical
access control," says Shigetaka Akiba, CEO and president
of SecuGen Japan Ltd. "Japanese customers are choosing
SecuGen's optical sensor and software over semiconductor
systems for their durability and accuracy in enrolling
and authenticating individuals within a network. SecuGen
is one of the only biometric companies today that manufactures
a complete solution for customers by providing enterprise
application software, the sensors and the algorithm."
About SecuGen SecuGen Corporation
provides biometric solutions for physical and network
security employing the most advanced fingerprint recognition
technology. The company invents, develops, manufactures
and markets a complete line of patented optical fingerprint
recognition sensors that, combined with powerful, sophisticated
algorithms, yield products with the highest resolution
and longest warranty in the industry. Businesses worldwide
implement SecuGen's proven hardware and software products
for Internet, enterprise network and desktop security,
physical access control, time and attendance and medical
record control applications. SecuGen's cost-effective
products are sold as complete solutions, OEM components,
or integrated into ready-to-use PC peripherals such as
optical mice, keyboards and standalone desktop devices.
Partnerships with key network security software suppliers
assure compatibility across multiple platforms and applications.
About Fuji Chimera Research
Institute Fuji Chimera Research Institute, Inc. (FCR)
is an independent and experienced research institute in
Japan, which originally started as Fuji Keizai, Co. Ltd.
in 1962. FCR is a leading provider of industry and market
information on Japan and industrialized and emerging economies
throughout the world. FCR publishes market studies and
monthly newsletters covering segments such as IT technologies,
electronic devices and computers, materials, engineering,
environment, energy, and audio/visual.
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