IDEX presents a technology concept for fingerprint sensors in mobile phone display glass at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona

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IDEX presents a technology concept for fingerprint sensors in mobile phone display glass at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona

At the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, one of the world’s largest and most important trade fairs for the mobile industry, IDEX presents a novel SmartFinger Sensor-in-glass technology concept. 

Barcelona, Spain, 25 February 2013:  IDEX ASA today announced that it will present a technology concept of a fingerprint sensor embedded in the display cover glass of mobile handsets, SmartFinger® Sensor-in-glass. IDEX displays the solution to the mobile industry at the Mobile World Congress Exhibition and Conferences 25-28 February 2013 in Barcelona.

The Sensor-in-glass concept uses IDEX’s principle of separating the sensing array from the electronics. The unique, patented through-substrate via connections enable the fingerprint image to be read through virtually any material such as glass, silicon, polymer and ceramics.

“This technology demonstrator shows the functional possibilities that IDEX’s IP and technology can offer”, says CEO Ralph W. Bernstein in IDEX ASA.

IDEX will also demonstrate various mobile phone-related technology implementations, such as fingerprint recognition on the Android operating system.

SmartFinger Film fingerprint sensor

The patented IDEX SmartFinger sensor is a compact fingerprint swipe sensor, available in various form factors, designed for integration in mobile and card products. It has low power consumption and offers superior biometric performance. The SmartFinger fingerprint swipe sensor can be easily implemented into a variety of applications requiring biometric authentication such as mobile phones, one-time password devices, smartcards, ID cards, access control devices and biometric tokens. The technology is protected by multiple patent families covering subjects such as sensing principles, sensor component design and image processing algorithms. Combining the extremely small software footprint with a low-resource microcontroller of choice and alternative configurations, IDEX is able to offer a complete biometric authentication solution tailored specifically for mobile phone and card applications.

SmartFinger evaluation and development kits

IDEX will be showing the Smartfinger evaluation kit for customers who wish to evaluate the Smartfinger Film fingerprint sensor. The evaluation kit connects to any Windows PC via a USB port and allows for finger print enrollment, verification and match.

IDEX will also be showing the SmartFinger Embedded development kit which enables customers to incorporate their product application with IDEX’s SmartFinger biometric embedded libraries onto a single low-cost Cortex M3 based microprocessor.

Mobile World Congress visitors

Mobile World Congress 2013 is held at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. IDEX exhibits at booth 7G01.

Visitor contact: Jack Robinson, VP of sales and marketing, +47 9137 0562,

Press contacts

Ralph W. Bernstein, CEO, +47 9305 9303,

Inge Berge VP Business Development and IR +47 9326 8836,

About IDEX

IDEX ASA specialises in fingerprint imaging and recognition technology. IDEX’s vision is to ensure individuals a safe, secure, and user-friendly use of personal ID. IDEX has developed the award-winning SmartFinger® technology platform based on the company’s core intellectual property, including the patented fingerprint imaging principle, sensing scheme and chip design. Combined with core software solutions for imaging and authentication, the SmartFinger technology enables on-device enrollment, template storage and verification within the very same module. SmartFinger solutions can be seamlessly integrated into a variety of embedded applications such as mobile phones, one-time password devices, Smartcards, payment and ID cards, payment terminals, access control devices and biometric security and login tokens.

IDEX ASA (ticker IDEX) is a Norwegian public company listed at the Oslo Axess marketplace on the Oslo Børs (Oslo stock exchange). For more information, please visit or contact IDEX at



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