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Barcelona, Spain, 2015/03/02 - IDEX ASA, a leader in high performance fingerprint sensors, is proud to showcase its unique in-glass fingerprint sensor at Mobile World Congress (“MWC”) in Barcelona - MobileWorldCongress.com / IDEX.no. OSE: IDEX
Following last year’s successful in glass swipe sensor demonstration at MWC, IDEX will this year show enhanced versions with superior biometric performance.
“To sense through glass is the holy grail for mobile applications. The look and feel of having the sensor as an integral part of the mobile’s cover glass is unmatched. Most importantly the biometric performance from our in glass sensor is vastly superior compared to sensing under the glass, suffering none of the blurring or fading caused by sensing from underneath glass,” says Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX.
The new in-glass demonstrator represents a major breakthrough for the company. The thickness of an actual mobile cover glass can cause severe distortion for most fingerprint sensing solutions and degradation of performance. A typical mobile cover glass is 500 or 700 microns to deliver the physical strength needed for everyday use, and this distance distorts the fingerprint image which must be resolved to at least 75 microns for good quality imaging. Thinner cover glass below 400 microns does not have the structural integrity required in a mobile device. The IDEX glass demonstrator at Barcelona this year will sense through either 500 micron or 700 micron with uncompromised high performance and reliability. This represents a major breakthrough for application to mobile devices and IDEX has been developing a sensor solution for mass production processes with key partners in order to support high volume opportunities. IDEX is extending this technology to in glass touch sensors.
The fingerprint sensor presented is based on IDEX patented principles and knowhow, separating the finger interface from the electronics, as well as unique concepts enabling sensing in virtually any material such as glass, polymer and silicon. The sensor demonstrator has a form factor of an insert into hand-set cover glass which represents a cost optimized solution for volume manufacture.
IDEX is demonstrating its glass fingerprint sensor and range of touch and swipe products at the IDEX meeting room in Hall 2 to selected customers during the MWC
Mobile World Congress (mobileworldcongress.com) is held at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain, 2-5 March 2015.
IDEX will exhibit in Hall 1, stand 1H25. IDEX ASA
IDEX ASA (idex.no) specialises in fingerprint imaging and recognition technology. The company has a strong patent portfolio consisting of 25 patent families including more than 215 granted patents, as well as cross licenses with Apple. IDEX has a highly competitive product road map including swipe sensors, touch sensors with disruptive cost positions, and a unique in-glass solution. The company is currently in the process of commercialising the products.
IDEX’s addressable market represents a multi-billion unit opportunity, centred on three core markets: Mobile, ID & smart cards and the Internet of Things. IDEX has seen a substantial increase in interest from global OEMs in the last quarters, and is positioned as of three independent players with the relevant IP to capture market share.
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