Posts tagged as: Fingerprint

Synaptics’ Latest Fingerprint Sensor Reads Through 1mm Glass

Synaptics has  announced the Natural ID FS9100, an optical fingerprint sensor that can read prints through 1mm of glass. Synpatics’ previous solutions were limited to glass just 300μm thick. The company says the typical cover glass for smartphones is about 1mm thick, making the FS9100 ideal for handsets. Like Synpatics’ other fingerprint sensors, the FS9100 will […]

New Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Reads Through Thicker Glass

Synaptics‘ new fingerprint authentication technology will make it possible for smartphone makers to design button-free handsets. Synaptics said it can now read and authenticate fingerprints through glass greater than 200μm thick, which will let hardware companies hide the fingerprint sensor under the glass. Synaptics’ first-generation Natural ID fingerprint tech was limited to glass no greater […]

Sen. Al Franken Sends Letter to Tim Cook Over iPhone 5s Fingerprint Security

Senator Al Franken has sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, asking the executive to answer questions regarding the new iPhone 5s’ fingerprint scanner. The Senator calls for specific details about how fingerprint data is obtained and stored, potential plans to provide access to the data for third-party apps, and how the company will […]

Apple Joins Forces with MicroLatch on Fingerprint Recognition for NFC Payments

Apple has signed a deal with an Australian company, MicroLatch, to work on fingerprint recognition technology, The Australian reports. The information comes by way of David Murray, formerly the head of the Commonwealth Bank and now a major MicroLatch investor. He claims that the help Apple wants is explicitly related to mobile payments using NFC […]

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