|Type||Public, subsidiary, Delaware corporation|
|Industry||Semiconductor, computer security, mobile security, biometrics, identity management|
|Predecessor||Division of Harris Semiconductor Corporation|
|Fate||Acquired by Apple Inc.|
|Products||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.