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About UPEK

UPEK, Inc. is the global leader in enterprise and consumer biometric fingerprint solutions. UPEK authentication hardware and software are integrated into laptops from the world's top five largest PC makers, as well as USB flash drives, external hard disk drives, and mobile phones from leading manufacturers. UPEK's ecosystem of over 100 hardware and software partners enables strong authentication solutions for market verticals including healthcare, banking, education, and government. UPEK offers the only silicon-based fingerprint sensor that is FIPS 201 certified for authentication of over 10 million US government employees and contractors. UPEK also provides consumer packaged goods including the CES award-winning Eikon Digital Privacy Manager, the only fingerprint reader on the market that supports PCs and Macs. UPEK products make your digital world safe and personal. For more info, visit

Headquarters Location

5900 Christie Avenue

Emeryville, California, 94608,

United States


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UPEK Patents

UPEK has filed 3 patents.

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Theory of relativity, Image processing, Special relativity, Mechanics, Phablets


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Latest UPEK News

米 Amazon本社の副社長 パトリック・ゴティエ氏が「アドテック九州2018」(4/17 場所:ホテル日航福岡 )で日本初講演

Feb 21, 2018

Amazon決済サービスのグローバル展開の責任者。 フランスのTelecom Sud Paris大学院にて電気通信工学(Telecommunications Engineering)の修士号を取得。20年間、ECと決済に関する業界経験を経て、Paypalのリテール部門 ジェネラルマネージャーに就任。そこでPayPalのプリペイド、ギフト、デマンドジェネレーションビジネスを管轄した。Visa、Schlumberger及びシリコンバレーのモバイル・EC系のスタートアップで企画・開発をはじめ、セールスや事業企画など幅広い経験を持つ。また、下記の役職を歴任している。mFormation(モバイルデバイス・マネジメント) Arcot(認証); mTLD(ドメインネーム); Upek(バイオメトリックス);ヘルスケア)、Tyfone(NFC)、Sequent Software(モバイルセキュリティ)SecureKey(アイデンティティ・マネジメント)。さらに、Conseiller du Commerce Exterieur de la Franceも務める。 ■アドテック九州 2018 開催概要

UPEK Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was UPEK founded?

    UPEK was founded in 2003.

  • Where is UPEK's headquarters?

    UPEK's headquarters is located at 5900 Christie Avenue, Emeryville.

  • What is UPEK's latest funding round?

    UPEK's latest funding round is Merger.

  • How much did UPEK raise?

    UPEK raised a total of $26.2M.

  • Who are the investors of UPEK?

    Investors of UPEK include AuthenTec, Sofinnova Ventures, Diamondhead Ventures, Green Dot Capital, EDBI and 4 more.

  • Who are UPEK's competitors?

    Competitors of UPEK include DigitalPersona and 4 more.

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