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SonicTouch Fingerprint Scanning Technology To Be Available For Cell Phones And Internet Of Things Devices

30 November 2015, 11:52 am EST By Mark Lelinwalla Tech Times
This will add a system-in-package layer of security — literally at the fingertips of users.  ( Scott Saw | YouTube )

Sonavation has already infused its fingerprint sensor technology into Gorilla Glass.

Now, according to the Next Web, the company is in the final stages of bringing its SonicTouch biometric system-in-package for cell phones and Internet of Things devices.

The Next Web says this system-in-package will contain everything that's needed for users to incorporate biometric validation — including a 3D ultrasound sensor and integrated display glass. As of press time, though, there isn't an exact release date of impact, but the company vows it will be in the near future.

Having that in one package will allow people to authenticate their cell phones or tablets using SonicTouch's fingerprint scanning algorithm, resulting in a more secure system. The Next Web also mentions that the secure microprocessor will do away with the need to relay information back to the device's cloud server as well.

In addition, because it's a system-in-package, SonicTouch won't affect a mobile device or any IoT device's design with its use.

What separates SonicTouch's 3D Touch technology from that of competitors in the fingerprint scanning space is it uses ultrasound to read fingerprints instead of physically reading them the way others do. The ultrasound is what enables the technology to work under surface glass, as seen with the 700 um Gorilla Glass.

In the past, the Sonavation has boasted its technology to offer "virtually unspoofable authentication."

"What we try to do is to make this a secure method of identification and this, I think, has not been achieved anywhere else," said Dr. Rainer Schmitt, chief technology officer of Sonavation, during the company's clip on its biometric sensor last fall.

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