December 2, 2016 -
IDEX reports that it received very positive feedback from potential customers and partners on its ISO card form factor compliant flexible fingerprint sensor for smartcards at the Trustech Conference this week.
“Biometric authentication was certainly one of the main themes this year, and we received massive interest from both potential customers and ecosystem partners at the conference,” said Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX. “There were several requests for trial products from banks and governmental entities, and we progressed our activity with major card integrators. We left the conference on a high note with feedback from major players that IDEX is at the frontier of fingerprint sensing in cards.“
Several verticals are driving the smartcard market. Biometrics-based payment, ID and access cards have high volume and growth potential, driven by greater security and convenience. There is further government driven demand for cards for financial inclusion, combining ID and payment.
In a smartcard, it is essential to have a thin and flexible sensor combining low power with high biometric performance at a compelling cost. In addition, the manufacturing of the sensor needs to be compatible with standard card manufacturing processes.
”We have had feedback from the ecosystem that our solution is compelling and transformational for the smartcard market,” continued Dr. Mardia. “IDEX’s off-chip sensor technology is perfectly suited for the challenging requirements of a biometric smartcard. We have several strategic partners in place and the sensor is ready for volume manufacturing. We have shipped initial volumes for customer trials and expect volume shipments in the second half of 2017.”
Dr. Mardia was one of the speakers at the conference.