IDEX to Showcase Fingerprint Sensors for Mobile and Card Applications at MWC 2016

IDEX ASA, a leader in fingerprint imaging and recognition technology and IP, today announced that it will be demonstrating its full suite of fingerprint sensor technology at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 22-25. IDEX will showcase both  customisable off-chip sensors and compact silicon based sensor products for mobile device and smart card applications.

IDEX will be exhibiting at stand 1H25 and will also have a private room available for meetings with customers, industry partners and investors at the convention centre.

IDEX is the only company that offers both silicon sensors and off-chip sensors. Together with its worldclass algorithms, IDEX is able to deliver a complete high-performing fingerprint imaging and recognition solution. The company’s Cardinal silicon sensors and the Eagle off-chip sensors are both in production today and IDEX recently announced the first volume order for a tier-one mobile OEM handset manufacturer.

In addition to its portfolio of production-ready sensors, IDEX has developed an Inside Glass sensor solution based on its patented, off-chip sensing technology. The in-glass technology offers a compelling solution for mobile device manufacturers. Mobile OEM’s are demanding glass sensor solutions to provide superior industrial design and durability at the user interface. Several industry players are developing various under glass sensor solutions to meet this demand, however, fingerprint sensing through mobile device cover glass is extremely challenging. The cover glass is typically 400-700 micron thick in order to be durable, and represents a major physical barrier for fingerprint sensors that diminishes image quality and significantly impacts sensor performance.  IDEX’s Inside Glass solution is a unique break-through technology that removes the obstacle of having to sense through glass. The Inside Glass solution delivers superior sensor performance by reducing the distance between the sensor and the user’s finger, while maintaining the integrity and durability of the cover glass.

In addition, IDEX recently announced the world’s first flexible polymer touch sensor for ISO-Card integration. This development is ground-breaking, given the requirements for flexibility in cards, and the solution also leverages IDEX’s off-chip technology to produce a thin and flexible sensor suitable for card integration and high-volume manufacturing. A demonstration of the sensor will be provided to select partners at MWC.

Henrik Knudtzon CFO, +47 9302 2827, henrik.knudtzon(at)

Hemant Mardia, CEO, +44 7788 922 171, hemant.mardia(at)


About IDEX

IDEX has developed the world’s most advanced fingerprint imaging, recognition and authentication technology. IDEX’s innovative Intellectual Property (IP) is protected by a comprehensive portfolio of more than 225 patents, and IDEX continues to enhance the portfolio with its commitment to ongoing world class research and innovation.

The IDEX business model involves the design of fingerprint sensor IP and products. IDEX sells fingerprint sensor products, and licences its technology to global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) partners. These partners utilise IDEX IP in a range of innovative biometrically enabled products and pay IDEX either a royalty on every product item produced, or purchase the fingerprint sensor units.

IDEX’s addressable market represents a multi-billion unit opportunity, centred on three core markets:

  • Mobile Devices
  • ID security and Smart Cards
  • The Internet of Things

IDEX has an exciting and competitive product ready road map including swipe sensors, touch sensors with disruptive cost positions, and a unique in-glass solution. The Company is currently in the process of commercialising these products.

In February 2016, IDEX announced that it had received its first production order for its Cardinal touch fingerprint sensor optimized for tier-one mobile handsets, IDEX will begin to ship units in the second quarter 2016.

IDEX also recently announced it had developed the world’s first flexible polymer touch sensor suitable for ISO-card integration.

IDEX ASA (IDEX:NO) is a Norwegian public company, founded in 1995, and its shares are Listed on the Oslo Børs (Oslo stock exchange). For more information, please visit or contact IDEX at


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