AuthenTec

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AuthenTec, Inc.
TypePublic, subsidiary, Delaware corporation
Traded asNASDAQAUTH
IndustrySemiconductor, computer security, mobile security, biometrics, identity management
FateAcquired by Apple Inc.
PredecessorsDivision of Harris Semiconductor Corporation
HeadquartersMelbourne, Florida, United States
Area servedWorldwide
ProductsMobile security solutions, biometrics technology
ParentApple Inc.
Website[closed down]
 
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AuthenTec, Inc.
TypePublic, subsidiary, Delaware corporation
Traded asNASDAQAUTH
IndustrySemiconductor, computer security, mobile security, biometrics, identity management
FateAcquired by Apple Inc.
PredecessorsDivision of Harris Semiconductor Corporation
HeadquartersMelbourne, Florida, United States
Area servedWorldwide
ProductsMobile security solutions, biometrics technology
ParentApple Inc.
Website[closed down]

AuthenTec, Inc. was a semiconductor, computer security, mobile security, identity management, biometrics, and touch control solutions company based in Melbourne, Florida. Founded in 1998 after being spun off from Harris Semiconductor, AuthenTec provided mobile security software licenses to mobile manufacturing companies and biometrics sensor technology, such as fingerprint sensors and NFC technology to mobile and computer manufacturers.[1][2] On 27 July 2012, AuthenTec was acquired by Apple Inc. for $356 million.[3]

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  1. ^ Gupta, Poornima; Carew, Sinead (27 July 2012). "Apple buys mobile security firm AuthenTec for $356 million". Reuters. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Price, Wayne T. (11 September 2013). "Fla. company's fingerprints all over iPhone security". USA Today. Gannett Satellite Information Network. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Form 8-K: Authentec, Inc". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "AuthenTec and UPEK Announce Merger". Business Wire. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Woyke, Elizabeth (2 August 2011). "Can Fingerprint Sensors Convince People To Use 'Mobile Wallets'?". Forbes.com. Forbes. Retrieved 26 September 2013.