Synaptics announces new generation of Match-in-Sensor fingerprint authentication solutions

Synaptics has announced that its new generation FS7600 Match-in-Sensor family of fingerprint authentication solutions is production-ready. The company expects integrations with peripherals for PCs to begin shipping in Q3, and with notebooks running Windows to be ready for the next refresh cycle.

Match-in-Sensor technology isolates fingerprint image enrollment, pattern storage, and biometric matching within the sensor to protect against on-device threats. It consists of a capacitive-based sensor with a System-on-Chip (SoC) architecture with an in-sensor microprocessor executing firmware to perform input and output functions, which Synaptics says adds a new level of security due to its isolation from the device operating system.

“As demonstrated at Computex, Synaptics takes security very seriously and provides the industry’s most robust solution to protect users and enterprises from attacks,” says Godfrey Cheng, corporate vice president, PC Division, Synaptics. “Our long-standing leadership in fingerprint security, along with our key partnerships with leaders such and Microsoft and FIDO, has ultimately helped define the critical security requirements that OEMs now demand in their PC biometric development programs.”

As with other Synpatics fingerprint sensors, Match-in-Sensor products are available with the SentryPoint suite of security tools, including Quantum Matcher for adaptive template matching and authentication, SecureLink, which combines support for TLS protocol with ECC authentication and AES encryption, and PurePrint anti-spoof technology.

“We are excited to be co-developing again with Synaptics to create the latest generation of our My Lockey USB device, this time a security-focused Functional USB Flash Drive,” comments PQI CEO Spencer Chiu. “The PQI My Lockey Functional USB Flash Drive is the world’s-first to combine secure biometric authentication by a SoC fingerprint sensor with data flash storage capability. By utilizing Synaptics’ Match-in-Sensor fingerprint solution, the PQI Functional USB Flash Drive leverages multiple security layers that can protect against cybersecurity threats. In addition, it incorporates Synaptics’ advanced SecureLink data encryption technology featuring TLS 1.2 and AES-256. Designed to be compliant with FIDO and Microsoft Windows Hello, PQI’s Functional USB Flash Drive offers unprecedented personal data security.”

Xiaomi recently launched its Mi8 Explorer Edition flagship smartphone with Synaptics’ Clear ID providing in-display fingerprint matching.

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