AuthenTec was a provider of mobile and network security based in Melbourne
The company specialized in encryption technology, fingerprint sensors
and identity management software. Their products are deployed by a range
of mobile device, networking and computing companies, including Alcatel-Lucent,
Cisco, HP, Nokia, Samsung, Texas Instruments and others.
The company was incorporated in Delaware in 1998, and had its principal
office in Melbourne (Florida, USA).
On 26 February 2010, AuthenTec took over the Embedded Security Solutions
Division from SafeNet
, including the intellectual property (IP) of the
The SafeXcel-range was developed by the former
Securealink (formerly: Pijnenburg)
in The Netherlands
before they were acquired by SafeNet in 2002.
AuthenTec has offices in the US, The Netherlands, Finland, China,
Japan, Taiwan and Korea.
In July 2012 it was announced that Apple had bought AuthenTec for US$ 356
million . The name AuthenTec has since disapeared.
A month later, on 21 November 2012, Apple sold the Embedded Security
Solutions (ESS) division of Authentec to the French company
Inside Secure for a price between 38 and 48 million US$ ,
as they were only interested in the fingerprint technology.
As a result, Inside Secure acquired the rights to the SafeXcel cryptographic
processor range developed by Securealink (i.e. Pijnenburg).
- AuthenTec, Inc. 1
100 Rialto Place, Suite 100
Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone: +1 (0)321 308-1300
- Inside Secure
5261 NE Vught
Phone: +31 (0)73 6581900
Website no longer available as AuthenTec no longer exists as a company.
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