Goodix named as 2016 CES Innovation award honoree for invisible touch fingerprint sensor

November 11, 2015 - 

Goodix announced that it has been named as a CES 2016 Innovation Awards honoree for two of its products demonstrating outstanding design and engineering.

The company’s Invisible Touch Fingerprint Sensor and Touch Screen Enables Sharing Through Screen Itself both won in the ‘Embedded Technologies’ product category.

“Winning multiple CES awards as a relatively new entrant into the U.S. market and being the first Chinese IC Company to win this category award underscores Goodix’s commitment to innovation in human interface and fingerprint biometric sensing technologies,” said David Zhang, CEO of Goodix. “We are delivering incredible fingerprint sensing experiences to users by following an ingenious approach to product design. By focusing on people’s desires while understanding their needs, Goodix strives to make human interface technology in mobile phones, tablets, notebook computers, wearables and other mobile devices more secure and even easier to use and enjoy.”

Goodix’s portfolio of mobile fingerprint sensors comprise of undercover sensors, glass/sapphire cover button sensors and polymer coating button sensors.

The fingerprint sensors feature embedded chips that enable secure fingerprint identification on mobile devices as well as the ability to simultaneously activate and unlock these devices with a single touch.

Goodix is credited for developing the first invisible fingerprint sensor, which remains hidden under the front glass of the touch panel.

By using Goodix’s touch screen fingerprint sensors, device manufacturers are able to establish fingerprint authentication without a physical button, creating sleek smartphones and small wearables equipped with biometric security.

The touch screen technology enables users to transfer, share files and set up an ad-hoc interpersonal network using the electrical field of the touchscreen.

Spanning 29 product categories and products, the CES Innovation Awards are judged by a panel of independent industrial designers, engineers, and trade journalists.

All entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, how the design and innovation of the product compares to competing products in the marketplace, and their unique features.

Previously reported, Goodix announced it is expanding its U.S. operations into Silicon Valley and Southern California in an effort to better support the growing demand for its line of human interface and fingerprint authentication products for biometrics, mobile payments and touchscreen markets.

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