Seamless integration of fingerprint sensors into mobile phones

This is a guest post by Dr. Rouzet Agaiby, Senior Business Development Engineer at FlexEnable. The adoption of biometrics in smartphones started with the introduction of fingerprint recognition technology in Apple’s iPhone 5 in 2013. Soon after many other smartphone OEMs started integrating fingerprint sensors, and more recently facial recognition, either as multi-modal or standalone user authentication solutions. Today, fingerprint sensors remain the most commonly used biometric authentication technology in mobile phones, and their integration continues to be a hot

Crossmatch, FlexEnable and ISORG team selected as a finalist in IARPA fingerprint challenge

A multinational team comprised of Crossmatch, French firm ISORG and the UK-based FlexEnable was selected as a finalist in the Nail-to-Nail Fingerprint Challenge sponsored by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). The three companies partnered to develop a proof-of-concept automated capture technology that eliminates the need for human operators to physically engage with the subject and roll the fingerprints, which is the current method conducted by trained law enforcement personnel. With this current capture method, there is a risk

Isorg, FlexEnable win award for high-resolution flexible plastic fingerprint sensor

Isorg announced that its first large-sized high-resolution flexible plastic fingerprint sensor, which it co-developed with FlexEnable, won the 2017 Best of Sensors Expo – Silver Applications Award. The ultra-thin 500 dpi flexible image sensor (sensitive from visible to near infrared) offers significant benefits for system integrators in performance and compactness. The sensor is able to conform to three-dimensional shapes, which differentiates it from conventional image sensors. The device provides dual detection: fingerprinting in addition to vein matching. The device’s large-area

FlexEnable demonstrating smartcard embedded with its 500 dpi flexible fingerprint sensor at TRUSTECH

FlexEnable will be showcasing its 500 dpi flexible fingerprint sensor in a smartcard form factor at TRUSTECH 2016 in Cannes later this month. The 500 dpi flexible optical fingerprint sensor uses high performance organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs) on low cost plastics. The sensor has been developed in collaboration with Grenoble-based ISORG who supplies the organic photodiodes able to capture the fingerprint, and has provided all the reading electronics and the related algorithms. The flexible fingerprint sensor can be paired with

FlexEnable, ISORG launch flexible fingerprint sensor with 500 dpi resolution

Flexible organic electronics developer FlexEnable, and ISORG, a developer of organic photodetectors and large area image sensors in printed electronics, have jointly released a flexible fingerprint sensor with 500 dpi image resolution. The companies say the new product is the only flexible fingerprint sensor that offers such high resolution, making it suitable for applications requiring standard-compliant fingerprint enrolment and/or identification. The optical sensor is ultra-thin, light and robust, and can be seamlessly integrated into a range of products including fingerprint

Flexible fingerprint sensors: a game-changer for biometric applications

This is a guest post by Dr. Rouzet Agaiby, Senior Business Development Engineer at FlexEnable. A large percentage of existing fingerprint sensors on the market use silicon technology due to its maturity as well as its established supply chain. Capacitive sensors have been the dominant technology because they allow compact fingerprint sensors in comparison to the main alternative approach of optical fingerprint sensors, which have been more bulky due to the optics used to de-magnify and focus the image. More