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Sonavation licensing its ultrasonic biometric sensor technology to Analog Devices


Sonavation has entered a commercial licensing agreement with Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) for its ultrasonic biometric sensor technology.

Leveraging Sonavation’s research in ultrasound and ADI’s semiconductor technology and manufacturing expertise, the companies will develop and deliver complete biometric system solutions for markets where secure authentication is essential.

“We are excited to enter into this agreement with ADI, which will strengthen and expand our global presence,” Karl Weintz, Sonavation CEO said. “Sonavation is poised to revolutionize the ecosystem of connected devices as our ultrasound solution is architected based on the industry’s future requirements to create platforms that will deliver highly secure operations, transactions, innovative use cases and most importantly, protection of the end-user’s identity.”

The ADI/Sonavation ultrasound solution allows for authentication through various materials and offers OEMs the flexibility to place the fingerprint sensor anywhere on the phone.

“Similar to the consumer sector, the healthcare, automotive, and industrial sectors need innovative and highly secure access solutions to help protect the information of their end customers,” said Yusuf Jamal, vice president of Analog Devices’ consumer and healthcare group. “This agreement lays the foundation for Analog Devices and Sonavation to deliver next-generation biometric fingerprint solutions to customers in these industries.”

Last year Sonavation unveiled its capability of ultrasound biometric fingerprint imaging through OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays that are being designed for the next generation of smartphones, tablets, wearables and devices.

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