Ultrasound biometric fingerprint sensor developer Sonavation has the answer for the next generation of smartphones, tablets and wearables.
Sonavation has developed a solution employing ultrasound biometric fingerprint imaging through an organic light-emitting diode (OLED).
The launch comes at a time when OLED displays are becoming more popular with device manufacturers. The OLED Association predicts shipments of OLED smartphones are expected to double to 461 million by 2019, a number which could grow depending on Apple’s adoption of OLED technology.
OLED technology allows device manufacturers to increase usable device size by as much as 20 percent by eliminating the inactive area once reserved for a fingerprint sensor.
“Our team at Sonavation has engineered a module that wouldn’t have been thought possible and far exceeds the capabilities of anything incorporated into mobile devices today,” said Karl Weintz, CEO of Sonavation. “This moonshot project is sure to have a substantial bearing on the mobile device industry, as it is set to change and improve industrial design of smart devices by expanding the active screen display, while making them both physically and digitally more secure.”
Sonavation’s 3D surface scan and subsurface technology consists of 42 patented processes. An additional 47 patents have been filed.