Sonavation Embed Fingerprint Sensor Behind Phone Display

Sonavation, a leader in ultrasound biometric technology for identification and authentication, recently reported success in creating an ultrasound biometric sensor that is compatible with Gorilla Glass®.

Corning Gorilla Glass® is used in almost four billion devices spanning over 40 major brands around the world. This innovation in authentication technology is an industry milestone, as it will  allow manufacturers to seamlessly add a 3D ultrasound biometric sensor into a smartphone or IoT device, enabling it to capture fingerprint data about the valleys and ridges. This offers a new level of authentication and indentification security not previously possible.

This exclusive biometric security solution from Sonavation is capable of providing authentication regardless of the presence of dirt, moisture or oil on the user’s fingers, and can deliver a distinctive, high fidelity acoustic fingerprint signature.

Karl Weintz, Sonavation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented:

In today's world of digital integration into so many aspects of our lives, biometric security is now a critical necessity and a constantly evolving discipline. As the first known company to develop and successfully achieve 3D fingerprint directly bonded under 400 micron thick under glass, we are making a revolutionary change and lasting mark on the industry.

This is the same cover glass shipping in top mobile handsets today. Consumers and enterprises are relying on mobile devices more than ever before, and our advancement provides new, more cost effective and secure options for manufacturers. Touch-under-glass also means eliminating the expensive process of cutting a hole in the glass.

Those looking to deliver secure solutions can now ensure biometrics are a natural extension of the user experience and make the necessary moves towards a new frontier of authentication options.

Dr. Rainer Schmitt, Sonavation Chief Technology Officer, added: "Sonavation's ultrasound fingerprint sensor design is well suited for through the glass fingerprinting and specifically architected to deliver advanced security and ease-of-integration into mobile and IoT devices. With this break-through, we can now provide value-added biometric solutions that are more manufacturable, secure and accurate than today's capacitive options and allow for practical use in a vast range of biometric applications."

This latest advancement in biometric security was announced by Sonavation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Karl Weintz while delivering an address on "State of the Art Authentication for a Safer Mobile Internet" at the 14th China Internet Conference (CIC) in Beijing, China. The theme of the conference was "Industrial Convergence, Interconnected and Share by All -- to Explore Internet Economy New Normal and Look Ahead the Next Five Years," and its focus was on the convergence of the internet and traditional industries in China.


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