||This article is incomplete. (September 2013)
||Public, subsidiary, Delaware corporation
||Semiconductor, computer security, mobile security, biometrics, identity management
||Acquired by Apple Inc.
||Division of Harris Semiconductor Corporation
||Melbourne, Florida, United States
||Mobile security solutions, biometrics technology
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. On 27 July 2012, AuthenTec was acquired by Apple Inc. for $356 million.
- In 1998, AuthenTec was spun off from parent company Harris Semiconductor.
- 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 NFC mobile payments and transportation check-ins.
- On 27 July 2012, AuthenTec was acquired by Apple Inc. for $356M.
Products and services
- TruePrint smart sensors
- TrueSuite identity management software
- TrueProtect embedded security products (formerly SafeNet Embedded Security Solutions)
- Touch ID