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IDEX receives production order for its Cardinal touch fingerprint sensor


Fingerprint technology firm IDEX ASA announced this week that it has received an initial commercial volume production order for its Cardinal touch fingerprint sensor for a tier-one mobile handset.

IDEX expects to commence shipments to fulfill the order during the second quarter of 2016.

The Cardinal sensor offers customers an affordable compact, silicon fingerprint touch sensor solution with very low power consumption.

This production order follows the IDEX’s design win announced last December with the OEM smartphone manufacturer for a device to be distributed by an unnamed major wireless carrier.

“Our first, commercial volume, production order represents a major milestone for IDEX serving as clear validation of our world class sensor technology,” said Dr. Hemant Mardia, IDEX CEO. “IDEX’s fingerprint technology is protected by one of the strongest IP portfolios in the industry and we have a compelling value proposition for leading mobile OEMs. We are now marketing our cutting edge range of products to the mobile industry.”

IDEX product line includes both silicon and polymer technology-based sensors, allowing the company to offer a wide product portfolio that addresses the diverse form factor requirements across the full range of mobile devices and smart phone models. IDEX’s production-ready fingerprint sensor products are suitable for integration in all mobile devices and smart-card applications.

Dr. Mardia added, “This customer selected IDEX technology for the compelling price-performance of our sensor, and we are confident that this customer will place additional and ongoing orders with IDEX. We expect the endorsement of our product suite by a tier-one mobile device OEM to lead to further design wins and product orders with a number of customers in 2016.”

Last fall, BiometricUpdate.com had the opportunity to speak with IDEX CEO Dr. Hemant Mardia about consumer deployments of fingerprint sensors, the benefits of biometric authentication in mobile transactions, and what differentiates IDEX’s fingerprint sensors and software from competing products.

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