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Fingerprint Cards opens offices in Japan, Korea

08 January 2013  |  1629 views  |  0 Source: Fingerprint Cards

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has opened its first sales & support office in Tokyo and hired Tan Yuedong as Senior Technical Manager.

The main task for the Japan office is to support and enable our customer's that has decided to implement FPC's world leading capacitive fingerprint authentication technology in their mobiles and tablets.

Japan is together with Korea, China, Taiwan and North America, the most important markets for FPC's mobile device effort. Due to the company's success in Japan during the end of 2012, FPC needs to strengthen the support organization in Asia with a local support office in Tokyo. The Tokyo office will primarily provide technical support for several mobile phone manufacturers in Japan that has chosen to integrate fingerprint technology in some of their phone models. Only during the last quarter of 2012, FPC publicly announced three design wins with leading Japanese mobile phone companies, which all will be served by the newly opened office. Additional tasks will be to assist FPC's Japanese distributor, and when necessary also support other customers in Asia.

Tan Yuedong, who will lead the technical support from the Tokyo office, has a solid background in telecommunications and IT, and joins FPC from ST-Ericsson in Japan, where has worked as Senior Application Engineer with system integration on several different mobile phone platforms. In addition, Tan has previously been employed both by Samsung and Huawei.

Johan Carlström, President and Chief Executive Officer of FPC comments ; "By opening a sales- and support office in Tokyo and hire Tan Yuedong, FPC will quickly and efficiently be able to help the Japanese customers that has chosen to integrate FPC's technology. The Japanese mobile phone market which has for a long time been a technological forefront is currently one of the most important biometric solutions markets globally. FPC's strong product portfolio together with Tan's experience and expertise will further enhance our possibilities and position in the advanced Japanese market."

Separately, Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has opened its first sales & supppport office in Seoul and hired Paul Kim as Senior Sales Executive. The main task for the Korea office is to grow our business in Korea and to support our customer base there.

Due to FPC's success in Korea in 2012, which includes the already announced cooperation with CrucialTec, FPC needs to strengthen the organization in Asia with a sales and support office in Seoul. Additional tasks will be to assist FPC's Korean distributors.

Paul Kim, who will head the Korean office, has a solid background in telecommunications and IT, and joins FPC from Nanoradio where he was Korea Country Manager. Paul has also worked as Country Manager of CSR Korea, Managing Director of LSI Logic as well as Sales Manager Texas Instruments Korea.

Johan Carlström, President and Chief Executive Officer of FPC comments: "By opening an office in Seoul and hire Paul Kim, FPC will be able to grow the business in Korea further and to support the Korean customers and distributors even better. FPC's strong product portfolio together with Paul's extensive contact network and experience will further enhance our position and possibilities in Korea."

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