Synaptics Inc., the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced that it has surpassed 200 million units shipped of its industry-leading Natural ID™ fingerprint authentication solutions. Driven by increased adoption of biometric technologies for smartphones, tablets, notebooks and PC peripherals, Synaptics' innovative solutions combine unmatched security and authentication technology while delivering the best consumer user experience.
According to industry analysts, the global market for biometric solutions is expected to reach nearly $25 billion by 2020. Over the past year, Synaptics® has capitalized on this explosive growth, bringing new fingerprint ID technologies for mobile and emerging applications that require the increased convenience and security of biometrics. As the market share leader today in fingerprint authentication, Synaptics will continue to innovate in new applications and fast growing Asian markets.
- Company's First Natural ID Area Sensor: Simplifies the fingerprint ID user experience with a single touch gesture, enabling even more streamlined authentication.
- Introduced Slim Slide Fingerprint Sensor: New implementation of fingerprint ID technology featuring a swipe sensor thin enough to be implemented on the side of a thin mobile device.
- SecurePad™ Offers New Biometric User Experience for Notebook PCs: First fingerprint ID solution to be integrated directly into a Synaptics TouchPad.
- Industry First Fingerprint ID Solution for Desktop Mouse: Turnkey solution providing mouse and keyboard peripheral OEMs and ODMs the ability to integrate biometric technology.
"As a result of the hard work and dedication from each and every member of the Synaptics team, we have been able to innovate and expand our biometrics portfolio to a level that is unmatched, and shipping 200 million units of our fingerprint ID solutions is a testament to our leadership," said Ritu Favre, senior vice president and general manager, Biometric Products Division (BPD), Synaptics. "We look forward to introducing new biometric solutions that will drive increased adoption throughout a highly secure and password-free ecosystem."