InvenSense and Globalfoundries collaborate on ultrasonic fingerprint technology

InvenSense and Globalfoundries have collaborated on an ultrasonic fingerprint imaging technology for the InvenSense UltraPrint Ultrasound Fingerprint Touch Sensor Solution. As a result, InvenSense’s CMOS-MEMS Platform can now be extended to pMUT devices and enable a biometric authentication solution for mobile and IoT products. InvenSense’s UltraPrint technology enables the use of thicker glass or metal materials without compromising biometric authentication performance. The technology also enhances fingerprint imaging, enabling the reader to scan even when the user’s skin contains common contaminants

Biometric data protection, fingerprint technology and payment solutions trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Fingerprint technology Gemalto, Fingerprint Cards, Precise Biometrics and STMicroelectronics have collaborated on an end-to-end security architecture for biometric fingerprint authentication in wearable and consumer electronics devices. The companies say that the solution will offer new opportunities to the consumer electronics market to implement secure authentication solutions based on FIDO Alliance’s specification. PayPal recently rolled out an update of its app to now

Sonavation announces ultrasound fingerprint imaging through OLED

Sonavation has unveiled its capability of ultrasound biometric fingerprint imaging through OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays that are being designed for the next generation of smartphones, tablets, wearables and devices. The company says this breakthrough is an industry first and critically important as OLED displays are quickly gaining widespread adoption. According to the OLED Association, shipments of smartphones with OLED are expected to grow to 461M in 2019, almost double 2015 shipments. This is highlighted by Apple’s recent announcement of

Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint authentication system in Letv Le Max Pro smartphone

At CES this week, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkompf announced that the upcoming Letv Le Max Pro smartphone will be the first phone to feature the Snapdragon 820 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID fingerprint technology with liveness detection. The device is expected to be available in the first half of 2016. The company says that its ultrasonic-based fingerprint biometric solution provides a more secure, reliable alternative to capacitive-based fingerprint sensors. The solution uses security features designed to protect users’ biometric

Letv LeMax Pro may include ultrasonic fingerprint sensor and iris recognition: rumors

According to a report by Android Headlines, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Letv’s upcoming device, Le Max Pro, is expected to be launched in the beginning of 2016 and is rumored to be fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC (system-on-chip) and may include an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner on the back and iris recognition up front. Earlier this year, Qualcomm Technologies released its ultrasonic-based 3D fingerprint authentication solution. At the time, Raj Talluri, senior vice president of product management at QTI commented that

Sonavation develops ultrasound biometric authentication solution

Sonavation announced it has developed SonicTouch, an ultrasound biometric authentication solution for digital and device security. The FIDO-ready system-in-package module is designed to deliver the next generation of identity security and be easily integrated into mobile and IoT devices. Sonavation said it is currently finalizing design-in specifications and launch schedules with three global tier one mobile device manufacturers. SonicTouch offers match-in-sensor architecturally flexible design, offering a new generation advancement in trustworthy authentication. Incorporating the Sonavation 3D ultrasound sensor, SonicTouch offers

Sonavation bonds ultrasound biometric sensor under Gorilla Glass

Sonavation announced it has successfully developed and bonded an ultrasound biometric sensor that is compatible with Corning Gorilla Glass, providing a high resolution 3D fingerprint image. Corning Gorilla Glass is used on nearly four billion devices and by more than 40 major brands around the globe. Sonavation chairman and CEO Karl Weintz announced made the announcement during his address on “State of the Art Authentication for a Safer Mobile Internet” at the 14th China Internet Conference (CIC) in Beijing, China.

Sonavation aims to make passwords obsolete with its biometric authentication solution, IDKey

With the various means by which attackers can steal passwords, account breaches have become commonplace. This has caused many organizations to look towards two-factor authentication and biometrics to restore safety to users. However, Sonavation COO Bob Stewart says that organizations too often implement these authentication procedures only to open up new security holes. Early this year Sonavation unveiled IDKey, a fingerprint scanner that uses ultrasound technology. It is able to capture a traditional fingerprint impression but also see underneath the

Sonavation establishes strategic advisory board and appoints members

Sonavation announced it has established a Strategic Advisory Board (SAB), which is designed to strengthen its business strategy, technology strategy and market sector prioritization. Along with the activation of the SAB, Sonavation has appointed new SAB members, effective immediately. The company has named Karl Fredrick Rauscher chairman of the Strategic Advisory Board. Rauscher currently serves as ambassador-at-large for cyberspace policy at the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), as well as previously served as CTO and distinguished fellow of

University of California engineers develop ultrasonic 3D fingerprint sensor

Engineers at the University of California, Davis have developed a new ultrasonic 3D fingerprint scanning chip that uses the same technology used in medical ultrasounds, according to a report by Factor. The advanced fingerprint technology would be a significant security improvement for biometric authentication in smartphones. In September, it was revealed that the same TouchID fingerprint spoofing tactic that allowed fraudsters to gain access to Apple’s iPhone 5s can also be used with the iPhone 6. “Ultrasound images are collected