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Synaptics ships more than 200 million fingerprint sensors


Synaptics Inc. announced it has reached a new milestone by shipping more than 200 million units of its Natural ID fingerprint authentication solutions.

The company’s success is driven by the rising adoption of biometric technologies for smartphones, tablets, notebooks and PC peripherals.

Over the past year, Synaptics has released new fingerprint ID technologies for mobile and emerging applications that require the increased convenience and security of biometrics.

Additionally, the company said it will continue to innovate in new applications and fast growing Asian markets.

The company has recently achieved several product milestones, including releasing its first Natural ID Area Sensor, which enables a single touch gesture for a more streamlined fingerprint authentication process and Synaptics’ Slim Slide Fingerprint Sensor which features a swipe sensor thin enough to be installed on the side of a thin mobile device.

Synaptics also introduced SecurePad, the first fingerprint ID solution integrated directly into a Synaptics TouchPad and released the industry’s first fingerprint ID solution for desktop mouse, which enables mouse and keyboard peripheral OEMs and ODMs the to integrate biometric technology.

“As a result of the hard work and dedication from each and every member of the Synaptics team, we have been able to innovate and expand our biometrics portfolio to a level that is unmatched, and shipping 200 million units of our fingerprint ID solutions is a testament to our leadership,” said Ritu Favre, senior vice president and general manager of Synaptics’ biometric products division. “We look forward to introducing new biometric solutions that will drive increased adoption throughout a highly secure and password-free ecosystem.”

Previously reported, Synaptics Inc. showcased its Natural ID biometric authentication solution for desktop PC mouse last week at Computex Taipei 2015.

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