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Synaptics Announces New Addition to Natural ID Sensor Line

Synaptics Announces New Addition to Natural ID Sensor Line

Synaptics has announced a new addition to its Natural ID line of fingerprint sensors. The FS4600 family of Natural ID sensors appears to build on the under-glass capabilities of the FS9100 optical sensor announced late last year, with Synaptics proclaiming that the new sensors are able to scan through glass, ceramic, or polymer coatings. They also…

Synaptics Sensor Gets Certification From China’s Banking Card Test Center

Synaptics Sensor Gets Certification From China’s Banking Card Test Center

Synaptics’ VFS7500S fingerprint authentication solution has become the first such device to receive full certification from China’s Banking Card Test Center (BCTC). The certification could open important paths for Synaptics in the China market. The BCTC was established by China UnionPay (CUP), the country’s major domestic bank network. In announcing the BCTC certification, Synaptics asserted…

Synaptics Tech Gets High-Profile Deployment in ASUS ZenFone AR

Synaptics Tech Gets High-Profile Deployment in ASUS ZenFone AR

“The ZenFone AR is the first smartphone to support the Google Tango augmented reality platform and Google’s Daydream VR headset…” ASUS is sticking with Synaptics for the biometric capabilities of its newest smartphone, using a Natural ID fingerprint sensor in the ZenFone AR. The smartphone maker has used Synaptics sensors in multiple devices, most recently the…

Huawei Opts for Synaptics Sensor in Changxiang 6S Handset

Huawei Opts for Synaptics Sensor in Changxiang 6S Handset

“…Huawei’s Changxiang 6S features a Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensor.” Synaptics is celebrating what could be an important win in its bid for more marketshare, with Huawei having integrated its fingerprint sensor technology into a new device. Along with Synaptics’ TouchView TDDI touchscreen technology, Huawei’s Changxiang 6S features a Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensor. The…

Synaptics Brings Facial Recognition to Natural ID Line Via Multi-Factor Fusion Engine

Synaptics Brings Facial Recognition to Natural ID Line Via Multi-Factor Fusion Engine

“Synaptics Marketing VP Anthony Gioeli said its use of fingerprint and facial biometrics merely represents ‘phase one’ of the project, with more biometrics options to follow in future iterations.” Synaptics has announced a new multi-factor biometric solution that brings facial recognition to its Natural ID fingerprint authentication offering. The company calls it a “multi-factor fusion…

New Lenovo Vibe P2 Smartphone Uses Synaptics Sensor

New Lenovo Vibe P2 Smartphone Uses Synaptics Sensor

A Synaptics fingerprint sensor is powering the biometric capabilities of a new smartphone from Lenovo. The Vibe P2 features an FS4200 sensor model. It’s part of Synaptics’ Natural ID line of sensors. While the company recently announced a new optical fingerprint sensor that can scan through glass as part of that product family, it looks…

Synaptics Introduces New Line of Optical Fingerprint Sensors

Synaptics Introduces New Line of Optical Fingerprint Sensors

Synaptics has announced the Natural ID FS9100, a new line of optical fingerprint sensors that can scan through a full millimeter of cover glass. In a statement announcing the new sensor family, Synaptics asserted that it sports “an extremely thin form factor and minimal power consumption,” adding that its under-glass application will protect the sensor…

ASUS Sticks with Synaptics Sensor for New Tablet

ASUS Sticks with Synaptics Sensor for New Tablet

“The tablet integration announcement comes hot on the heels of this week’s news that Sharp will use Synaptics’ Natural ID fingerprint sensors in its new Aquos smartphones…” ASUS is going to use a Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensor in its new flagship tablet, the ASUS Zenpad 3S 10. The tablet will feature the FS4300. It’s…

Lenovo Yoga 910 Laptop Sports Synaptics Sensor

Lenovo Yoga 910 Laptop Sports Synaptics Sensor

Lenovo is using Synaptics fingerprint sensors in its latest convertible laptop. Called the Yoga 910, the device features Synaptics’ Natural ID technology, as well as the latter company’s ClearPad and ClickPad user interface solutions. The integration brings FIDO Alliance standards to the device, as Synaptics’ Natural ID sensor is FIDO Certified, ensuring a high level…

Synaptics Brings Biometrics to Clevo Notebooks’ Touchpads

Synaptics Brings Biometrics to Clevo Notebooks’ Touchpads

Electronic notebook maker Clevo has incorporated Synaptics‘ SecurePad technology into its newest gamer-focused devices. Rolling out under the brands Aftershock, Azom Systems, CJscope, Monster, and Sager, the notebooks feature Synaptics’ Natural ID fingerprint sensors. The sensors are embedded in the notebooks’ touchpads, allowing for easy, virtually passive fingerprint biometric authentication via the company’s SecurePad system.…

Synaptics Tech Integrated Into Two ASUS Zenfone Models

Synaptics Tech Integrated Into Two ASUS Zenfone Models

Synaptics biometric technology has been integrated into two new smartphones from ASUS. The Zenfone 3 Deluxe and the ZenFone 3 Ultra each feature an FS4300, one of Synaptics’ Natural ID fingerprint sensor models. The integrations validate speculation from the end of last year that ASUS would be offering its first fingerprint scanner-equipped smartphone in the…

Anti-Spoofing Tech Added to Synaptics’ SentryPoint

Anti-Spoofing Tech Added to Synaptics’ SentryPoint

User interface developer Synaptics has developed a new anti-spoofing system for its SentryPoint security platform. SentryPoint enrolls and matches user data entirely through its sensor, which is itself completely isolated from the processor of its host device. It also features a built-in cryptographic engine, TLS1.2 encrypted communication to the host processor, key generation, and adherence to…

Natural ID Biometrics Among Synaptics’ CES 2016 Lineup

Natural ID Biometrics Among Synaptics’ CES 2016 Lineup

Synaptics is going to show off a number of its innovations at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show, the company has announced. For one thing, the user interface developer will show off its ClearForce technology, which can detect the pressure with which users’ press on a touchscreen, similar to Apple’s 3D Touch system. And it’s going…

Synaptics Sensor Works Through 200 Micrometers of Glass

Synaptics Sensor Works Through 200 Micrometers of Glass

Synaptics, a user interface developer, has announced that its latest Natural ID fingerprint sensor technology has been successfully tested through over 200 micrometers of cover glass. It’s a significant success in the company’s efforts to develop a fingerprint sensor solution that can function under glass, which would enable OEMs to develop smartphones and tablets that…

Synaptics Fingerprint Sensors and The Connected Car

Synaptics Fingerprint Sensors and The Connected Car

User interface developer Synaptics is intensifying its focus on automotive applications with a new, diverse product portfolio dedicated to this area. The company says its display driver integrated circuits (DDIC) are already being integrated by OEMs in the US, Euorpe, and Japan; and its new ClearPad touch controller design wins are slated for mass production…

Synaptics Tech On Two New Smartphones

Synaptics Tech On Two New Smartphones

Synaptics technology has found its way into two major new smartphones, the company has announced. Lenovo’s new Vibe P1 device will feature Synaptics’ Natural ID FS4202 sensor, while Xiaomi’s Mi4c integrates Synaptics’ ClearPad S3708 capacitive touch controller. In the case of Lenovo’s new device, the technology in play is a fingerprint touch sensor enabling the Vibe…

Synaptics Has Shipped Over 200 Million Natural ID Solutions

Synaptics Has Shipped Over 200 Million Natural ID Solutions

Digital interface developer Synaptics has reached a major milestone with its Natural ID fingerprint authentication technology. The company announced today that it has now shipped over 200 million units of solutions employing the technology. The company credited the achievement in part to heightened demand in the areas of mobile device, notebooks, and peripheral devices for…