The high-resolution, ultra-thin, 500 dpi flexible image sensor (sensitive from visible to near infrared) offers system integrators unique advantages in performance and compactness. Its ability to conform to three-dimensional shapes sets it apart from conventional image sensors. The device provides dual detection: fingerprinting as well as vein matching. Due to its large-area sensing and high-resolution image quality, the device is highly suited to biometric applications from fingerprint scanners and smartcards to mobile phones, where accuracy and robustness as well as cost-competiveness are key.
Isorg is planning to launch high-volume production of the flexible image sensor at its new plant in Limoges, France, in order to support its large-scale commercialization in the global biometrics market.
Central to the 500 dpi flexible image sensor is an organic photodiode (OPD), a printed structure developed by Isorg that converts light into current – responsible for capturing the fingerprint. Isorg also developed the readout electronics. FlexEnable developed the organic TFT backplane technology, an alternative to amorphous silicon. This partnership between the two companies began in Q4 2013.