December 1, 2014 -
Fingerprint sensor firm IDEX ASA announced it has signed an agreement with Flextronics to provide its fingerprint sensors, including swipe and touch sensors as part of Flextronics’ Open Innovation Platform.
IDEX has a patent portfolio comprised of more than 20 patent families including more than 200 granted patents, as well as cross licenses with Apple.
The company’s product road map including swipe sensors, touch sensors with disruptive cost positions, and a unique in-glass solution.
“Flextronics recognizes the importance of biometric authentication and fingerprint sensing as a security measure in today’s marketplace,” said Anita Ganti, vice president of global technology at Flextronics. “We see great value in partnering with IDEX to further expand our Open Innovation Platform and provide our valued customers with innovative technology solutions.”
“We are pleased to become the first fingerprint sensor provider to be added to the Open Innovation Platform at Flextronics,” said Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX. “The company has a strong track record of introducing innovative solutions to its customers and meeting increasing demands for rapid time to market for new technologies. Given the high interest in fingerprint sensors in the marketplace, the timing of the partnership is ideal and we believe that IDEX will be able to further expand its customer distribution as a result of this partnership.”
Previously reported, IDEX partnered with Amkor for the mass production of IDEX’s fingerprint sensors.