GOTHENBURG, Sweden -- Fingerprint Cards (FPC) launches FPC1268, a new touch fingerprint sensor in the FPC1200 series with FPC OneTouch®. The new sensor can be mounted under the cover glass of the smartphone. Development of smartphones using the new sensor has been started by lead smartphone manufacturers and the first commercial devices are expected to reach the market in second half of 2016.
The introduction of the new FPC1268 touch fingerprint sensor enables manufacturers of smartphones and other devices to further extend the design language of integrating fingerprint sensors in the device. Using FPC1268, the fingerprint sensor can be covered by standard cover glass used in smartphones, in the non-active part below the display. FPC1268 can be completely hidden under the cover glass of the smartphone allowing for fingerprint capability without a dedicated button. Alternatively FPC1268 can be used as home button covered by glass.
As with all FPC's fingerprint sensors, FPC1268 delivers industry leading biometric performance, enabling a great user experience for secure user verification. The first release of FPC1268 will enable cover glass of 300 µm, however the sensor technology used in FPC1268 extends to enable cover glass of up to 400 µm.
FPC1268 has already passed extensive testing and verification, and engineering samples are available to customers in cooperation with leading module houses. Full qualification of FPC1268 is planned for Q2 2016 and the first smartphones are planned for commercial launch during the second half 2016.
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