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AuthenTec to Showcase New Smart Sensors for Cell Phones at Mobile World Congress

AuthenTec, a provider of smart fingerprint sensors and solutions reportedly introduced a new smart sensor for key cell phone OEMs and wireless carriers. The product will be showcased at the GSMA (News - Alert) Mobile World Congress scheduled for Feb. 15 to 19 in Barcelona, Spain.
The company proposes to demonstrate its new innovations including ultra-thin multifunction smart sensors for mobile phones, mobile applications for personalization and data privacy. It will also showcase multiple touch control capabilities and TouchStone sensor packaging with multiple aesthetic options.
AuthenTec will also demonstrate the new LG eXpo from AT&T (News - Alert) which will be the first smartphone to feature fingerprint sensor besides other mobile phone products, said company sources.
Company sources added that more than 10 million mobile phones include an AuthenTec (News - Alert) sensor to provide one-touch access to content and services, secure mobile commerce, and touch control besides providing personalization and convenient security.
AuthenTec specializes in providing multiple touch-powered features like navigation, personalization, convenience and security to 50 million PCs and peripherals, cell phones and other products. The Company’s latest smart sensors, software and TrueSuite client applications enable users to implement secure one-touch access to their favorite websites, online social networks and digital identity.
The company offers a broad range of products and patent portfolio in the industry. This helps it to offer the Power of Touch to millions of people whether they are at home, at work or traveling.
All sensors from AuthenTec are based on the TruePrint technology that reads below the surface of the skin to the live layer where the true fingerprint resides. This enables numerous Power of Touch features like biometric security using a person’s fingerprint.
The TruePrint technology involves the reading of fingerprint patterns under various conditions.
The semiconductor-based sensors use small RF signals to detect an image of the fingerprint ridge and valley pattern capturing sharp and clear fingerprint patterns from the live layer of skin beneath the surface. This enhances image quality and is more accurate than optical, thermal and DC capacitive solutions.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney

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