The Synaptics Natural ID touch fingerprint sensor differs from a traditional swipe sensor in that it simplifies the fingerprint ID user experience with a single touch vs. swiping motion, enabling an even more streamlined secure path to unlock devices and access online services such as retail, banking, and social media portals.
The market for fingerprint authentication continues to grow as consumer electronics OEMs race to differentiate with more intuitive user experiences and as the mobile payment infrastructures gain wider adoption. Recent forecasts from market research firm IHS show the volume of fingerprint sensor-enabled devices increasing from 317 million units at the end of 2014 to 1.4 billion units worldwide by 2020. As a market leader, Synaptics is positioned to support this significant growth with its strong biometrics IP portfolio, proven high-volume manufacturing expertise and best-in-class technology performance.
“As fingerprint sensors proliferate in the market, Synaptics is leading the charge by bringing secure and precise fingerprint sensor technology to the world’s top consumer electronics makers,” said Ritu Favre, SVP and GM, Biometrics Products Division, Synaptics. “We are proud to continue our track-record of innovation and partnership with OEMs as we reach this new mass production milestone with our Natural ID touch fingerprint sensor.”
Synaptics Natural ID touch area fingerprint sensor is available in mass production now.