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New Line of Touch Fingerprint Sensors Under Glass Launched by FPC

07 September 2015

Swedish biometric technology vendor Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) has introduced a line of touch fingerprint sensors that can be mounted under a sheet of glass or ceramics.

The new touch fingerprint sensors from FPC can be front mounted on the home button or used as a side or rear side button. Source: FPC The new touch fingerprint sensors from FPC can be front mounted on the home button or used as a side or rear side button. Source: FPC As part of its FPC OneTouch series, the fingerprint sensors can be used in smartphones and other mobile devices as a front mounted home button, a side button or a rear side button. This is the first line of fingerprint sensors from FPC that can be mounted under a sheet of glass or ceramics.

The first touch fingerprint sensors in the FPC1200 product series will be covered by zirconia, a high glossy ceramic with durable surface and mass producible in multi-colors and form factors. The sensors have already passed test and verification, and are planned for mass production in the third quarter of this year, FPC says.

FPC’s touch fingerprint sensors support 360 degree finger rotation capability in a 3D image. Source: FPC FPC’s touch fingerprint sensors support 360 degree finger rotation capability in a 3D image. Source: FPC The first commercial devices with the touch fingerprint sensor are expected to be launched in the coming months, the company says.

Jörgen Lantto, president and CEO of FPC, says in a statement that enabling its touch fingerprint sensors to be mounted under glass or ceramics “enhances the industrial design options of our sensors.” He adds that this is something FPC’s customers have been wanting for a while.

Questions or comments on this story? Contact engineering360editors@ihs.com

Related links:

IHS Digital ID & IT Security

www.fingerprints.com

News articles:

Smart Card Shipments to Reach 12 Billion Units by 2020

Qualcomm Enters Competitive Fingerprint Sensor Market

Cypress Joins Authentication Interoperability Group

Atmel Enters into Biometric Fingerprint Agreement



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