Synaptics recognized for its optical fingerprint technology

November 13, 2017 - 

Synaptics‘ Natural ID FS9100 family of optical-based, under-glass fingerprint authentication solutions have been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree.

Products entered in this program are judged by a panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade media to recognize outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products. The CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

Synaptics’ Natural ID FS9100 optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones enable secure authentication through 1mm thick cover glass, allowing OEMs to eliminate home buttons and extend displays to the edges or significantly reduce bezels. The company is currently sampling its third-generation optical solution for in-display fingerprint authentication to select customers. Mass production with a Tier 1 OEM is expected this year.

“Consumers prefer fingerprint authentication on the front of smartphones, and with the trend toward extra-long and borderless infinity displays, optical sensors in the display area are the way forward,” explained Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Division, Synaptics. “We’re proud to be publicly recognized by CES for this prestigious award.”

Synaptics will showcase its human interface portfolio at its private suite during CES 2018.

Just last month, Synaptics announced that its Natural ID fingerprint sensors have been integrated into several recently released Huawei smartphones.

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