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InvenSense-GF Partnership Produces Under-Glass Ultrasonic Sensor Solution

InvenSense-GF Partnership Produces Under-Glass Ultrasonic Sensor Solution

MEMS sensor technology developer InvenSense has teamed up with GlobalFoundries (GF) to develop ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology for the mobile and IoT markets. Called the InvenSense UltraPrint Ultrasound Fingerprint Touch Sensor Solution, it’s the product of a development process that leverages GF’s aluminum nitride manufacturing technology to enable the production of piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers.…

Looks Like Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanning For iPhone 8: Report

Looks Like Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanning For iPhone 8: Report

Apple is taking a last-minute change of course for its next iPhone’s fingerprint scanning components. According to a new report from DigiTimes, the company will use “Privaris glass identification technology” along with its in-house Authentec algorithm software for the iPhone 8’s Touch ID system. Citing “industry sources,” the report suggests that the iPhone will use…

Is An Under-Glass Fingerprint Sensor Coming To Xiaomi Phones?

Is An Under-Glass Fingerprint Sensor Coming To Xiaomi Phones?

Xiaomi’s next major smartphone may feature an under-glass, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, according to new rumors. The speculation concerns Xiaomi’s Mi 5S, which is expected to launch soon. In addition to impressive technical specifications such as a pressure-sensitive display, 6GB of RAM, and a 16MP rear camera, the device is also expected to include a Qualcomm…

InvenSense Announces Ultrasonic Fingerprint Imaging for CMOS-MEMS Platform

InvenSense Announces Ultrasonic Fingerprint Imaging for CMOS-MEMS Platform

MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) sensor platform developer InvenSense, Inc. has launched a new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. Called the UltraPrint, the device will be ready for OEM integration on a large scale in 2017. The UltraPrint’s value proposition revolves around an abstruse technological innovation: The addition of aluminum nitride-based piezoelectric capacity to InvenSense’s CMOS-MEMS Platform. The bottom line for…

Low Cost Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner In Development

Low Cost Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner In Development

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have been developing low-cost ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology that could dramatically boost the security of such systems on the next generation of smartphones, according to a Factor article by Lucy Ingham. The underlying system is essentially the same as any other ultrasound technology, using pulses of ultra-high frequency…

New Ultrasonic System Maps Fingerprints in 3D

New Ultrasonic System Maps Fingerprints in 3D

Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled its newest fingerprint scanning technology, which it called “the latest in cutting-edge biometric fingerprint authentication”. Called the Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID, the new system uses ultrasonic technology to get a 3D image of a fingerprint. The new system works by using high-frequency sound waves to develop a high-quality fingerprint image from…