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Synaptics collaborates with Microsoft on biometric fingerprint authentication


Synaptics Inc. has collaborated with Microsoft to provide biometric fingerprint authentication and TouchPad technologies on Windows 10.

Following a thorough testing process, Synaptics developed its advanced image sensing technology and drivers to be fully certified with Microsoft’s Precision TouchPad (PTP) specification for OEMs with Windows 10-ready Synaptics products.

Windows 10 users will benefit from Synaptics’ precision TouchPad technology, and SecurePad, which integrate secure biometric fingerprint ID technology directly into the TouchPad.

“As we’ve developed Windows Hello, we’ve been pleased with the outstanding collaboration provided by the Synaptics team,” said Nelly Porter, Microsoft’s lead principal program manager for operating system groups – security. “Thanks to these efforts, Synaptics is helping our mutual customers move away from passwords to strong authentication using enterprise-grade biometric sensors.”

Synaptics enables OEMs to develop Windows 10-ready fingerprint authentication that supports Fast ID Online (FIDO) for a range of devices including smartphones, tablets, personal computers, mice, keyboards and docking stations.

As previously reported, Windows 10 will feature Microsoft’s new biometric security system Windows Hello, which will allow users to unlock their phone, tablet or PC via fingerprint recognition, as well as with iris and facial recognition.

“As the leading developer of human interface solutions, we are thrilled to collaborate with Microsoft on Windows 10 to offer a true game-changer in password-free security and consumer experiences,” said Rick Bergman, president and CEO of Synaptics. “Collaborating with Microsoft on this project is a testament to our commitment to improve human interfaces and our likeminded goals.”

Previously reported, Synaptics Inc. introduced a new Match-in-Sensor fingerprint authentication technology, which it claims is the industry’s first fully hardware encapsulated fingerprint sensor and matching solution.

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