North America Fingerprint Sensor Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The North America Fingerprint Sensor Market is segmented by Type (Optical, Capacitive, Thermal, Ultrasonic), Application (Smartphones/Tablets, Laptops, Smart cards, IoT and Other Applications), End-user Industry (Military and Defense, Consumer Electronics, BFSI, Government), and Country.

North America Fingerprint Sensor Market Size

North America Fingerprint Sensor Market Size
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: 1.56 %

Major Players

North America Fingerprint Sensor Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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North America Fingerprint Sensor Market Analysis

The North America fingerprint sensor market is expected to register a CAGR of 1.56% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025). Online transactions in the region are prominent, owing to the higher internet penetration in the United States and Canada, coupled with the increasing e-commerce sales, which is further augmenting these transactions. These developments are likely to result in the deployment of biometrics technologies. 

  • The smartphone market and government-led investments are driving the fingerprint market in the region. Airports are also witnessing the increasing adoption of fingerprint scanners in the region, due to the government's focus on border control. For instance, in May 2019, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced to replace the traditional glass-prism based fingerprint scanner at all the airports, with a new FAP-60 ten-finger scanner from Integrated Biometrics LLC.
  • In March 2019, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) became one of Canada's first airports to deploy fingerprint scanning kiosk stations and comply with the Federal Government's enhanced biometric border screening requirements. For this, the airport installed a BorderXpress kiosk from Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS). Such deployments are expected to continue over the forecast period, creating the country's demand for fingerprint devices and sensor modules.
  • Integrating the automatic payment system in the vehicle is also one of the significant trends in the market. For instance, in November 2019, Synaptics Incorporated introduced its first fingerprint biometric for cars to be added into the car dashboard, enhancing the dashboard's capabilities to eliminate app-based solutions.
  • Players in the region are focused on product innovation. For instance, in May 2019, a US-based biometric hardware manufacturer introduced its latest mobile Live-scan FAP 50 device based on Five-0 FBI certified fingerprint sensor from Integrated Biometrics. In January 2020, Integrated Biometrics announced its 50% Y-o-Y growth in 2019 compared to 2018, mainly driven by the government contracts across the world, including the contract mentioned above from CBS.
  • However, with the recent outbreak of COVID 19, the fingerprint sensor market is witnessing a decline in growth due to various organizations and government authorities restricting the usage of biometric systems in their respective premises. This decline is expected to remain for the short term as people use biometric smartcards to make contactless payments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This is expected to drive the growth of the market in the region.

North America Fingerprint Sensor Industry Segmentation

Fingerprint sensors enable devices to identify and authenticate the fingerprint of an individual for either granting or denying access to services, applications, devices, and physical facility. The scope is comprehensive and is limited to North America.

IoT and Other Applications
End-user Industries
Military and Defense
Consumer Electronics
Other End-user Industries
United States

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North America Fingerprint Sensor Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the North America Fingerprint Sensor Market according to our research experts:

Consumer Electronics Industry to Augment the Market Growth

  • Owing to the increasing demand for biometric technology for access management, the fingerprint sensors demand in consumer electronics is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. Increasing the deployment of biometrics for enhanced security has also emerged as one of the significant growth drivers in this market.
  • Smartphones are one of the most significant contributors to fingerprint sensors' consumption in the consumer electronics sector. In recent years, the United States witnessed consistent growth in smartphone sales.
  • The United States is also experiencing huge investments from smartphone manufacturers. For instance, in 2018, Apple announced that it might contribute USD 350 billion into the US economy over the next five years, which comprise new investments and its existing spending with domestic companies for supply and manufacturing.
  • In addition to this, the smart wearable's sales are increasing exponentially, and the penetration rate of the technology compared to the smartphone is significantly less; this offers more prominent space for growth over the coming years. Smart wearable devices, such as watches, are increasingly adopting fingerprint scanners, and it can be an additional feature in unlocking applications on the connected smartphone device. Such developments in the market are expected further to influence the demand for fingerprint sensors in the market.
 North America Fingerprint Sensor Market Share

United States Holds Significant Market Share

  • Various government initiatives across the region are investing in building civil identity systems with the incorporation of biometrics, and such projects are on the rise. The applications of such systems include universal identity, law and order, border security, and many more. The United States uses its Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) for the supply of the technology for storing, matching, and sharing of biometric data. The country's system, which is called the Automated Biometric Identification System or IDENT, is operated by OBIM and currently holds 200 million unique identities.
  • The players in the region are focused on product development and innovation. For instance, in December 2019, the iPhone was reported to use an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner from Qualcomm for one of its 2020 smartphone models. Apple has been partnering with GIS – a Taiwanese touchscreen manufacturer for under-display technology, including fingerprint sensors. Recently, Qualcomm has also released its latest 3D Sonic Max ultrasonic fingerprint reader.
  • The CBP officials have mentioned that they have planned to deploy these scanners at over 5,000 workstations at the United States’s ports of entry. Integrated Biometrics LLC manufactures its fingerprint sensors, which integrates with its fingerprint scanners. 
  • According to Naval Recruiting Command, the US Navy has started using fingerprint biometrics to fill out the form of new soldiers to the service, and by replacing legacy pen and ink form signing, which is expected to optimize several operational costs by eradicating the use of around 36 million sheets of paper annually. Also, the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), a subsidiary agency of Army Futures Command (AFC), is developing a multifactor system including biometrics for identifying and authenticating soldiers in the field and authorizing access to network-based capabilities. Such initiatives are anticipated to increase the use of fingerprint sensors in the region.
North America Fingerprint Sensor Market Growth

North America Fingerprint Sensor Industry Overview

The North America fingerprint sensor market is moderately fragmented. Both regional and global players are involved in product development and strategic activities such as partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions. Some of the key developments in the market are:

  • January 2020 - SmartMetric announced that it is in the final phase of manufacturing its biometric card. For this project, the company is working with ADVANTIS – RediSys credit/debit card chip and payments operating system powered by the SmartMetric fingerprint sensor.
  • January 2020 - IDEX increased the potential scope of its on-card enrollment solution, with new patents in the United States and Germany. These patents are filed on innovations, which will help register a user’s fingerprint to a biometric smart card, and it will help IDEX expand its existing biometric enrollment system.

North America Fingerprint Sensor Market Leaders

  1. Qualcomm Incorporated

  2. TDK Corporation

  3. NEC Corporation

  4. Synaptics Inc.

  5. Gemalto NV

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Qualcomm Incorporated, TDK Corporation, NEC Corporation, Synaptics Inc, Gemalto NV.

North America Fingerprint Sensor Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry

    5. 4.5 Market Drivers

      1. 4.5.1 Government Initiatives to Adopt Biometrics in Various Fields

    6. 4.6 Market Restraints

      1. 4.6.1 Increase in adoption of substitute technologies, such as face and iris scanning


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Optical

      2. 5.1.2 Capacitive

      3. 5.1.3 Thermal

      4. 5.1.4 Ultrasonic

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Smartphones/Tablets

      2. 5.2.2 Laptops

      3. 5.2.3 Smartcards

      4. 5.2.4 IoT and Other Applications

    3. 5.3 End-user Industries

      1. 5.3.1 Military and Defense

      2. 5.3.2 Consumer Electronics

      3. 5.3.3 BFSI

      4. 5.3.4 Government

      5. 5.3.5 Other End-user Industries

    4. 5.4 Country

      1. 5.4.1 United States

      2. 5.4.2 Canada


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Qualcomm Incorporated

      2. 6.1.2 TDK Corporation

      3. 6.1.3 Egis Technology Inc.,

      4. 6.1.4 Fingerprint Cards AB

      5. 6.1.5 IDEX ASA

      6. 6.1.6 NEC Corporation

      7. 6.1.7 Sonavation Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 Synaptics Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 Gemalto NV

      10. 6.1.10 IDEMIA France SAS

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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North America Fingerprint Sensor Market Research FAQs

The North America Fingerprint Sensor Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The North America Fingerprint Sensor Market is growing at a CAGR of 1.56% over the next 5 years.

Qualcomm Incorporated , TDK Corporation , NEC Corporation , Synaptics Inc. , Gemalto NV are the major companies operating in North America Fingerprint Sensor Market.

North America Fingerprint Sensor Industry Report

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