IDEX showcases leading-edge glass fingerprint sensor technology demonstrator for mobile applications

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IDEX showcases leading-edge glass fingerprint sensor technology demonstrator for mobile applications

Barcelona, Spain 24 February 2014:  IDEX ASA, a world leader in fingerprint imaging and recognition technology, is proud to demonstrate the first glass fingerprint sensor at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Following the last year’s Mobile World Congress, where IDEX presented the technology concept, the company is now able to demonstrate operation of its glass fingerprint sensor solution to key partners and mobile OEMs at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona 24-27 February.

“This demonstrator represents a major breakthrough for fingerprint sensor solutions, and represents a key step of IDEX’s roadmap towards the ultimate solution for mobile fingerprint sensing, where the sensor will become an integral part of the mobile device’s cover glass”, says Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX.

The fingerprint sensor presented is based on IDEX patented principles and knowhow, separating the finger interface from the electronics, as well as unique concepts enabling sensing in virtually any material such as glass, polymer and silicon. The sensor demonstrator has a form factor of a home button inserted into hand-set cover glass.

At Mobile World Congress, one of the world’s largest and most important trade fairs for the mobile communication industry, IDEX is also demonstrating its new fingerprint touch sensor product. This is the smallest sized touch fingerprint sensor on the market outside Apple’s TouchID and has been launched into the market, in collaboration with our partner, to meet near term mobile customer demand.  

These two achievements manifest IDEX’s innovative product roadmap for mass market fingerprint sensors, delivering on our strategy of best-in-class solutions and optimal user experience for the mobile industry.

IDEX press contacts
Hemant Mardia, CEO,  +44 7788 922 171, hm(at)
Kristian Wiermyhr, VP strategy and sales,  +47 4127 3360, kw(at)


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.