Display Materials and Components

Atmel Enters into Biometric Fingerprint Agreement

22 December 2014

Atmel and Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) have struck an agreement to bring touch fingerprint sensors and capacitive touchscreens to smart devices.

As mobile devices continue to become an integral part of everyday life from mobile banking, to household security, to access remote databases, to accessing normal everyday items such as emails, additional features in touchscreens are being demanded by consumers, Atmel said. The agreement will combine Atmel’s maXTouch technologies with FPC’s family of fingerprint sensors in order to help speed time-to-market while enabling high performance security and user interface solutions for OEMs looking to add fingerprint features to devices, the company said.

Stan Swearingen, senior vice president and CTO at Atmel, said in a statement that biometric fingerprint security is a way to bring “differentiated touchscreen device in the era of the Internet of Things.” By combining Atmel’s chip technology with FPC’s biometric fingerprint technology both companies are looking to create an “efficient touchscreen that delivers a unique user experience” and bring “highly compelling joint proposition to device OEMs.”

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