In 2007, AuthenTec became a publicly traded company.
On 2 May 2008, AuthenTec acquired EzValidation.
On 14 July 2009, AuthenTec acquired Atrua Technologies for $4.9M.
On 26 February 2010, AuthenTec acquired SafeNet's Embedded Security Solutions division.
On 7 September 2010, AuthenTec merged with UPEK.
On August 2, 2011, AuthenTec began collaborating with NXP Semiconductors and mobile payment software firm DeviceFidelity to provide a combination of wireless chips, sensors, mobile applications and micro-SD cards to manufacturers and mobile network carriers of Android devices to support NFCmobile payments and transportation check-ins.
On 27 July 2012, AuthenTec was acquired by Apple Inc. for $356M.