Digitimes reports that the demand for iris and face recognition processors for smartphones is to surge, according to the newspaper's industry sources.
Pixart is expected to be among the first China and Taiwan-based players capable of rolling out related solutions. Pixart has already submitted iris recognition and eye tracking patent applications in the US, said the sources, and is set to launch related solutions as early as 2017.
Another Digitimes article says that Xintec is to start fulfilling orders for iris-recognition solutions in Q4 2016, according to a Chinese-language MoneyDJ.com report. The mass production of the iris-recognition chips is expected in 2017, which will boost the backend house's revenues for the year. New orders for the iris-recognition sensors include those for the 2017 model of iPhone, the watchers were also quoted in the report.