Synaptics, Nok Nok Labs Sign Agreement Aimed at Simplifying FIDO Certified Application Development

OEMs Realize Faster Time to Market, Proven Pre-Deployment Testing

01 Dec, 2015, 05:00 ET from Synaptics Incorporated

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced a new agreement with Nok Nok Labs to enable OEMs with real-world test and development environments that combine FIDO Certified Synaptics and Nok Nok Labs solutions. The partnership reduces the complexity of FIDO certification for Synaptics' customers. Using Nok Nok Labs servers and software permits Synaptics and OEMs to verify FIDO enabled devices in real-world authentication scenarios.

As founding members of the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance, Synaptics and Nok Nok Labs are dedicated to developing open, scalable and interoperable standards that accelerate the adoption of mobile payments and reduce reliance on passwords. The Nok Nok Labs FIDO Development and Support infrastructure has been built in tandem with FIDO specifications and will serve to further bolster Synaptics' FIDO verification suite. Interoperability across industry solutions is a core value of the FIDO Alliance.

Synaptics also recently received FIDO certification for four of its biometric products: VFS6100 (swipe), FS4200 (small area), and VFS7500 and VFS7500S (large area), fingerprint sensor products. Together with the expansion of the Synaptics verification suite, the company can now provide end-to-end FIDO Certified support for OEMs, assuring that smartphone products are ready for deployment into the FIDO ecosystem.

"The Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite enables organizations to leverage the FIDO protocol for strong authentication, and our relationship with Synaptics helps to expand the ecosystem of FIDO Certified solutions that deliver a superior authentication experience and complete end-to-end solution," said Phillip Dunkelberger, president and CEO of Nok Nok Labs. "The Nok Nok Labs relationship with Synaptics helps to deliver simplicity and speeds FIDO certification."

"Synaptics develops hardware and software components to enable FIDO to be integrated and operate in our customer's smartphones, tablets and laptops," said Anthony Gioeli, vice president of marketing, Biometrics Product Division, Synaptics. "Adding Nok Nok Labs development and support components to our verification suite, provides assurance to our customers that their FIDO solutions have been tested to ensure compliance and interoperability."

"It's terrific to see two of our original board members collaborate on a solution for OEMs that will result in faster, simpler development of FIDO Certified devices and applications," said Brett McDowell, executive director of FIDO Alliance.

About Synaptics: Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of the human interface revolution, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics' broad portfolio of touch, display, and biometrics products is built on the company's rich R&D and supply chain capabilities. With solutions designed for mobile, PC and automotive industries, Synaptics combines ease of use, functionality and aesthetics to enable products that help make our digital lives more productive, secure and enjoyable. (NASDAQ: SYNA)

About Nok Nok Labs:
Nok Nok Labs provides organizations with the ability to bring strong, FIDO-based authentication infrastructure to their mobile and web applications. The Nok Nok Labs S3 Authentication Suite enables organizations to accelerate revenues, reduce fraud, and strengthen security. Nok Nok Labs is a founding member of the FIDO Alliance with customers and partners that include NTT DOCOMO, PayPal, AliPay, Samsung and Lenovo. For more information, visit

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