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Fingerprint Cards AB and Atmel Corporation become strategic partners


Fingerprint Cards AB and Atmel Corporation have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly develop combined capacitive touchscreens and touch fingerprint area sensor technology for smart devices.

The joint solution offered by both companies will aim to accelerate an OEM’s time-to-market by offering must-have high-performance security and user interface solutions.

“In order to bring more security to mobile devices, device manufacturers are adopting fingerprint sensing technologies to offer consumers an improved user experience,” said Jorgen Lantto, acting President and CEO of Fingerprint Cards AB. “We are collaborating with Atmel, a global touchscreen leader to ensure our technologies are built around world-class user interfaces to give consumers an enhanced experience every time. Fingerprint Cards is thrilled to team up with Atmel to bring a unified solution of biometric fingerprint sensing and touchscreens using Atmel’s widely adopted maXTouch controllers.”

As mobile devices become an integral part of everyday life, consumers are demanding ever-more sophisticated features from flawless touchscreen user interfaces and convenient security options such as fingerprint-based user verification.

The two companies aim to merge the many synergies between fingerprint and touchscreens in order to co-develop and merge their respective solutions, in order to provide intelligent user interfaces. In this collaboration, Fingerprint Cards will make Atmel’s award-winning maXTouch technologies interoperable with its family of fingerprint sensors. The goal is to integrate both technologies into an enhanced, cohesive solution for a secure and flawless user experience.

“Biometric fingerprint security is the next leap towards a more differentiated touchscreen device in the era of the Internet of Things where more secure, smart and connected devices are powering the world,” said Stan Swearingen, Sr. Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Atmel Corporation. “Atmel has a long history in the security space, and when this expertise combines our market-leading maXTouch technologies with Fingerprint Cards’s secure biometric fingerprint sensing technology, we are able to bring a more secure, efficient touchscreen that delivers a unique user experience. We are looking forward to taking advantage of Fingerprint Cards’s fingerprint sensor technology in bringing a highly compelling joint proposition to device OEMs.”

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