FPC releases new touch fingerprint sensors under glass

September 4, 2015 - 

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced it released its new FPC OneTouch series, the company’s first set of touch fingerprint sensors that can be mounted under a sheet of glass or ceramics.

The new fingerprint sensors complement its broad portfolio of touch fingerprint sensors for smartphones and other mobile devices that can be implemented as a front mounted home button, a side button or a backside button.

The OneTouch FPC1200 series offers an improved look and feel as well as new industrial design options.

The first touch fingerprint sensors in the FPC1200 product series will be coated in zirconia, a high glossy ceramic with durable surface, mass producible in multi-colours and form-factors, which supports the latest design trends.

The first sensors in the FPC1200 series have already successfully passed thorough testing and verification and are planned to be ready for mass production during the third quarter.

Additionally, the first commercial devices integrating FPC1200 touch fingerprint sensors are expected to be released in the coming months.

“With the FPC1200 series we extend our technology leadership for touch fingerprint sensors into new frontiers,” said Jörgen Lantto, president and CEO of FPC. “Enabling our touch fingerprint sensors to be mounted under a sheet of glass or ceramics enhances the industrial design options for our sensors.

“Based on the leading market position we have established with our existing product portfolio we already know that our customers are excited about our new product line. We are looking forward to enabling new compelling and innovative industrial designs embedding our FPC1200 touch fingerprint sensors.”

Previously reported, Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced that smartphone manufacturers NextBit and Gigaset have both integrated FPC’s fingerprint sensors into their respective smartphones.

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