IDEX launches glass and ceramic fingerprint sensors for smartphones

Oslo, Norway – 20 February 2017 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, today announced the expansion of its broad portfolio of fingerprint solutions with the launch of a new series of glass and ceramic touch sensors for mobile applications. IDEX’s new fingerprint sensor solutions are based on the company’s silicon-based Cardinal architecture with enhanced imaging performance to replace conventional coating by sensing through glass and ceramic covers. The new glass and ceramic sensor product range has been developed in partnership with CanvasBio.

“Our newest form factor sensors offer the sleek look and feel of glass to mobile OEMs, which are increasing relying on glass to strengthen the industrial designs of next generation smartphones. Intended for front mounted mobile applications, IDEX’s glass and ceramic sensor solutions combine an elegant cosmetic solution and strong biometric performance at a very competitive price point.

We are confident this expansion of our touch fingerprint sensor portfolio will continue the commercial momentum we have built in the mobile market,” said Dr Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX ASA.

IDEX will demonstrate its new glass and ceramic fingerprint sensor at the IDEX meeting room in Hall 2 to selected customers during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 27 – March 2.

Charlotte Knudsen, Director of IR and Communications, +47 9756 1959, ck(at)
Henrik Knudtzon, CFO, +47 9302 2827, hk(at)


About IDEX
IDEX develops and sells advanced fingerprint sensor technology and products. The company’s technology is used in a range of biometrically enabled applications within three core markets: Mobile, Smart Cards and Internet of Things (IoT). IDEX’s addressable market represents a fast-growing multi-billion unit opportunity.
IDEX’s technology includes both the conventional silicon sensor and a unique off-chip technology, which means that the company can offer its partners solutions which are flexible and cost efficient.

IDEX ASA (ticker IDEX) is a Norwegian company, founded in 1996 and listed on the Oslo stock exchange in 2010.

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This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.