The acquisition will allow Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. to strengthen its offerings
and expand its biometric authentication solutions business domestically and globally.
Tokyo, Japan and Foothill Ranch, CA, United States, April 2, 2020 – Fujitsu Frontech
North America Inc. (www.fujitsufrontechna.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu
Frontech Limited, a leading provider of innovative technology and IT-based business
strategies and applications, announced the acquisition of Fulcrum Biometrics, LLC
(www.fulcrumbiometrics.com), Texas-based biometric hardware, software and solutions
provider. With the close of this acquisition, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. and
Fulcrum Biometrics, LLC form the industry’s premier provider of biometric authentication
and access management solutions.
This transaction represents a significant commitment by Fujitsu Frontech North America
Inc. to strengthen its biometrics business in North America and global identity
management markets, including multi-factor authentication mandates imposed by new
state and federal laws regarding the ability of financial institutions and healthcare
providers to share patient information. Fujitsu will not only improve its product offerings
for financial institutions and healthcare providers, but will also expand its biometric
business globally by providing secure and hygienic identification solutions for government,
business and private sectors. With touchless, biometric identification technologies like its
PalmSecure® palm vein technology, Fujitsu continues to contribute to a more secure
society, offering exceptionally hygienic contactless identification solutions.
Fulcrum Biometrics, LLC has been offering cutting-edge biometric authentication
solutions and live scan civil applicant background checking and criminal booking systems
to government and private industry users since its founding in 2002. The company will
continue to operate under the leadership of Ken Nosker as Chief Executive Officer, and
its portfolio of innovative biometric solutions will play a key role in providing applications
that combine Fujitsu’s PalmSecure® identification with other biometric modalities,
including fingerprint, face, iris and voice recognition.
“The acquisition of Fulcrum Biometrics, LLC will further strengthen our competitiveness
in a market where digital innovation is advancing at an unprecedented pace. Together
with Fulcrum Biometrics, LLC, we will expand our business beyond just palm vein
authentication and offer a wider range of multi-modal biometric solutions that will deliver
increased levels of accuracy and security, which both our North American and global
customers are requiring,” said Michi Sugawara, President and CEO of Fujitsu Frontech
North America Inc.
“We are extremely pleased to partner with Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. as we
push to simplify the inclusion of biometrics into any new or existing mobile, desktop, or
web-based application. This transaction and Fujitsu’s commitment to aggressively pursue
multi-modal biometric solutions in partnership with Fulcrum paves the way for both
companies to excel as the leading providers of cutting-edge biometrics. This partnership
will not only benefit the companies’ customers, but will also strengthen Fulcrum’s
longstanding partnerships with its technology providers as we create a formidable alliance
that will allow Fulcrum to gain market share and aggressively expand into new markets,”
said Ken Nosker, President and CEO of Fulcrum Biometrics, LLC.
“We are delighted that Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. has strengthened its
relationship with Fulcrum Biometrics, LLC, with whom we have a long-standing business
relationship. As a result, we can expect to further expand our solutions business in North
America by taking advantage of the state-of-the-art information and communication
technology developed by both companies. By combining Fulcrum’s strengths in biometric
authentication and advanced integration with their customer base, with palm vein
authentication technology and know-how of the Fujitsu Frontech Group, we are in a great
position to challenge new business models and markets,” said Hiromu Kawakami,
President and Representative Director of Fujitsu Frontech Limited.