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.
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.
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.
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