April 18, 2017 -
According to a recent report in The Investor, CrucialTec has been granted a patent for a transparent sensor that allows smartphone touchscreens to recognize fingerprints.
According to the fingerprint module developer, the patented technology can reinforce the touch sensitivity on a specific part of a smartphone display to scan fingerprints. The production process can be shared with an existing touchscreen manufacturing line, making the new sensor highly efficient to produce.
“The patented transparent sensor tech is part of CrucialTec’s ongoing project to develop an in-display fingerprint module, called the display fingerprint solution, or DFS, which started in 2012. The company will try to obtain patents for related technologies such as electrode structures, materials, operation of sensors and algorithms,” a CrucialTec official said.
Just last month the company announced that it has developed a standalone fingerprint module that can be installed in any type of connected, or Internet of Things, devices.