Sonavation bonds ultrasound biometric sensor under Gorilla Glass

July 21, 2015 - 

Sonavation announced it has successfully developed and bonded an ultrasound biometric sensor that is compatible with Corning Gorilla Glass, providing a high resolution 3D fingerprint image.

Corning Gorilla Glass is used on nearly four billion devices and by more than 40 major brands around the globe.

Sonavation chairman and CEO Karl Weintz announced made the announcement during his address on “State of the Art Authentication for a Safer Mobile Internet” at the 14th China Internet Conference (CIC) in Beijing, China.

The advancement in authentication technology will allow manufacturers to easily integrate a 3D ultrasound biometric sensor into a smartphone or IoT device, allowing it to capture fingerprint data into the ridges and valleys.

As a result, the device will offer a significantly higher level of identification and authentication security.

Sonavation will exclusively provide a biometric security solution platform that consistently achieves a unique, high fidelity acoustic fingerprint signature, even when moisture, dirt or oil is present on a user’s fingerprint.

“As the first known company to develop and successfully achieve 3D fingerprint directly bonded under 400 micron thick under glass, we are making a revolutionary change and lasting mark on the industry,” said Karl Weintz, Sonavation chairman and CEO. “This is the same cover glass shipping in top mobile handsets today. Consumers and enterprises are relying on mobile devices more than ever before, and our advancement provides new, more cost effective and secure options for manufacturers.

“Touch-under-glass also means eliminating the expensive process of cutting a hole in the glass. Those looking to deliver secure solutions can now ensure biometrics are a natural extension of the user experience and make the necessary moves towards a new frontier of authentication options.”

Previously reported, Sonavation COO Bob Stewart spoke with BiometricUpdate about their biometric authentication solution, IDKey and the company’s goal to make passwords obsolete.

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