Fingerprint Sensors

Verifying identity and making secure electronic transactions once were primarily the domain of simple passwords and personal identification numbers -- all inevitably at risk of being compromised. A compelling alternative to those imperfect methods is fingerprint authentication, which enables a user's biometric identity to replace a password or PIN. Whether in-display, or using traditional buttons, Synaptics is leading the charge in this emerging field with its Clear ID optical sensors, and Natural ID capacitive solutions  -- both combining biometrics and advanced encryption into a series of fingerprint-authentication sensors enabling applications with high levels of security, ease of use and cost efficiency.

 

Features & Benefits

Advanced Security

SentryPoint comprises an array of features – encryption, Match-in-Sensor architecture, anti-spoof technology, and more – delivering industry-leading security and fingerprint authentication solutions.

Ease of Use

Synaptics' renowned innovation in touch-sensing technology and history of delivering rich user experiences means simplicity, intuitiveness and fast authentication in applications where protection is crucial.

Design Flexibility

Synaptics fingerprint sensors come in a range of form factors so they can be located anywhere on a device -- including in the front display, in the bezel, on the side, or on the backside of the device.

Performance

Synaptics expertise in capacitive- touch sensing continues to yield speed, accuracy and versatility in fingerprint authentication, and enables touch gestures found only in touchpads and touchscreens.

In-Display

Synaptics Clear ID in-display optical sensors operate in the touchscreen display itself, activating only when needed, and enabling sleek bezel-free, edge-to-edge infinity displays.

Global Ecosystem

Synaptics works with industry partners and promotes worldwide standards to ensure Natural ID operates reliably and cohesively in the global online transaction and mobile payment ecosystems.

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Synaptics Fingerprint Family

Providing intelligent devices with the broadest array of fingerprint authentication options, Synaptics' sensors are available in both optical and capacitive technologies, each with striking differentiating benefits.

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Synaptics offers biometric fingerprint solutions for markets including smartphones, PC's and automotive including: 

  • Clear ID optical-based fingerprint technology for cutting-edge use in the touchscreen display -- or under cover glass.  
  • Natural ID capacitive-based fingerprint technology for traditional buttons found on the framework of devices 

Featured Resources

Keys to the Modern World

Watch how fingerprints are becoming keys to the modern world -- and how Synaptics SentryPoint protects biometric data.

Anti-spoofing

Read about creating fake fingerprints, and the anti-spoofing techniques used to detect them.

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Transformative Technology

See the ways Synaptics biometrics technology is transforming how users access and make secure transactions.