From a range of technologies applicable for fingerprint sensors, capacitive fingerprint technology has been validated by titans such as Apple, Samsung and Huawei as the dominant technology for mobile devices due to compact size and low cost. Almost a billion capacitive fingerprint sensors are expected to be deployed by Apple, Samsung and other OEMs in 2017.

To succeed in the fingerprint sensor business it’s imperative to have a strong understanding of technology and possess a solid patent portfolio. IDEX have developed its know-how for over twenty years, and owns the strongest core IP in AC/RF capacitive fingerprint sensing outside Apple.