The mobile biometrics market is expected to grow from USD 4.03 Billion in 2015 to USD 49.33 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 29.3% between 2016 and 2022. The industrial consensus on developing intelligence in mobile devices drives the use of biometric technology. In the last few years, most of the smart phone companies have launched biometrics-enabled phones. While the focus is currently on fingerprint recognition technology, the market is trending toward advanced biometric technologies such as face, voice, iris, and others.
The mobile biometrics market has been segmented on the basis of components, authentication modes, industries, and geography. The single-factor authentication mode is expected to lead the market during the forecast period, while multi-factor authentication in biometrics is an emerging trend in this market. The growth of the market is primarily driven by factors such as government initiatives, increasing use of biometrics in smartphones, e-passports, and use of biometrics technology in crime identification & banking.
The market in APAC is expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2022. Many countries in the Asia-Pacific region have started adopting mobile biometric technologies in national IDs and e-passports. Moreover, the government in Asian countries is actively promoting and adopting biometric technologies. India has introduced biometric-based unique identification (UID) which is likely to cover 1.25 billion Indians. In 2012, China introduced the new China Resident Identity Card Law which requires Chinese citizens to have their fingerprints scanned and recorded. Large-scale township projects in Japan have also started adopting biometrics as a standard security device.
The major companies in the mobile biometrics market that are profiled in this report include:
1. Apple Inc. (U.S.)
2. Nuance Communications, Inc. (U.S.)
3. Safran SA (France)
4. M2SYS Technology (U.S.)
5. 3M Cogent, Inc. (U.S.)
6. Precise Biometric (Sweden)
7. Crossmatch (U.S.)
8. BIO-key (U.S.)
9. Aware Inc. (U.S.)
10. Applied Recognition, Inc. (Canada)
11. EyeVerify, Inc. (U.S.)
12. Fulcrum Biometrics, LLC (U.S.)