Vivo smartphones to be first with under-glass fingerprint sensor from Synaptics

This week Synaptics announced it’s begun mass production of an under-glass, in-display fingerprint sensor and that the company is working with a top five OEM. Earlier this year we’d heard that Chinese smartphone maker Vivo was working on phones with under-glass fingerprint sensors. Coincidence? Nope. In an article for Forbes, Patrick Moorhead says he got […]

Synaptics says in-display fingerprint sensors for smartphones are coming soon

Rumor has it that the reason Apple dropped the fingerprint sensor from the iPhone X is that the company didn’t want to put it on the back of the phone, and that the technology required for under-glass fingerprint sensors wasn’t good enough yet. So Apple ditched fingerprints altogether, and went solely with its Face ID […]

Qualcomm’s new Fingerprint sensors work under glass, under displays, and underwater

Qualcomm is probably best known for making the chips that power smartphones, but the company has also been developing fingerprint sensors for a while. The company’s latest drop the Sense ID name and are just called Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors. And along with the no-nonsense name come features designed for modern smartphone hardware. For example, there’s […]

Synaptics launches smartphone fingerprint scanner that sits under the glass screen

The company that makes the touchpads found on many laptops also makes fingerprint sensors, and the company’s latest is an optical scanner designed to sit below a glass screen on smartphones. In other words, it’ll be able to read your fingerprint through the glass, without the need for any cut-outs or indentations. Among other things, […]

Qualcomm introduces Sense ID ultrasonic fingerprint scanning tech

A growing number of smartphones include fingerprint scanners that let you unlock your device or login to apps by placing your fingertip on the scanner. Chip maker Qualcomm has just introduced a new solution for detecting fingerprints which detects your fingerprint using sound rather than touch. Qualcomm says this allows its Sense ID technology to […]

The Nymi Band uses heartbeat biometrics to authenticate user ID

Fingerprint biometric scanning is so 20th century. Anyone can recreate a unique fingerprint with a high definition photograph. Even facial recognition software can be compromised with a high quality printer. What we really need is something that reads what is on our insides so that no one can copy it. The Nymi Band uses your […]

Synaptics SecurePad is a laptop touchpad with a fingerprint reader

Synaptics makes the touchpads that are used on millions of laptops and in recent years the company has added new features such as support for multitouch gestures and pressure-sensitive “force” detection. Now Synaptics is introducing a new touchpad that could bring enhanced security to your next laptop. The Synaptics SecurePad puts a fingerprint reader right […]