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Suprema launches BioSign fingerprint authentication solution for smartphones


Biometrics security solutions firm Suprema announced the launch of BioSign, a fingerprint authentication solution for smartphones that is designed to support small sensors.

Suprema will showcase BioSign at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month.

The company says BioSign is the mobile optimized iteration of world’s best fingerprint algorithm based on Suprema’s 15 years of expertise in fingerprint technology and offers the lowest FAR (false acceptance rate) in the market. The BioSign solution supports the world’s smallest used fingerprint sensor size of 16mm2 (4x4mm) and is able to support sensors that are 2/3 the size of the smallest sensor that is currently in use allowing for a reduction in manufacturing costs and a smaller form factor.

“Evolution of mobile technology has transformed the way we interact with the world,” said Dr. Brian Song, Vice President of Suprema. “Furthermore, the inclusion of biometrics technology into smartphones has brought a real change to the level of security and convenience on the devices by using what we know to who we are.

“The latest market trend of growing demand for mid-range smartphones has significantly increased the needs for reduction in costs without sacrifice to performance or features. BioSign’s capability to work with smaller sensors will help with cost reduction efforts, and its small form factor offers versatile application options to other areas such as wearables, IoT and smartcards.”

The Suprema BioSign smartphone authentication solution is currently being sampled by various manufacturers and will be available the first half of this year.

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