Synaptics Announces FIDO Certification of Natural ID Fingerprint Solutions

Aug 12, 2015, 08:00 ET from Synaptics Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced that four of its fingerprint ID products, including the recently announced Match-in-Sensor solution, have officially been named FIDO Certified™ by the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance. As part of the certification, Synaptics' Natural ID™ fingerprint solutions are fully compliant with the FIDO 1.0 Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) standard and are interoperable among other products and services that support FIDO specifications.

Through an ever expanding ecosystem, Synaptics continues to work with customers and partners to implement biometric authentication solutions more quickly and efficiently, ultimately helping to drive increased adoption among consumers. Synaptics is innovating by developing fast, convenient and most importantly, highly secure fingerprint ID solutions that are aligned with FIDO Alliance's mission to change the nature of online authentication through standards.

Synaptics' biometric solutions address market requirements across entry- to mid-level mobile phones, flagship smartphones, laptops, tablets, and peripheral device segments including mouse and keyboard. Our products are developed to meet the form factor requirements of a broad variety of physical implementations including button mounting, rear and side mounting, and other emerging innovative placements that help our customers differentiate their products.

As the market leader in biometric fingerprint identification, Synaptics also leads in innovative secure authentication technology. Our Match-in-Sensor SoC solution is isolated from the vulnerable host processor, where managing of fingerprint image enrollment, pattern storage and biometric matching is completed within the SoC itself to provide ultimate protection against threats.

"As a founding board member of the FIDO Alliance, Synaptics has helped to pave the way for adoption of password-free authentication through our strong portfolio of biometric solutions," said Ritu Favre, senior vice president and general manager, Biometric Products Division (BPD), Synaptics. "By providing FIDO Certified solutions, our customers can expand their partner network and take full advantage of the market growth opportunity for biometrics security solutions."

"Synaptics, a founding member of FIDO Alliance, has provided consistent leadership, participation and commitment to the development of the FIDO standards and market adoption programs," said Brett McDowell, executive director, FIDO Alliance. "Providing FIDO Certified solutions strengthens the ecosystem of FIDO solutions being brought to the marketplace and accelerates broad adoption worldwide."

FIDO Certified Synaptics Products:

  • VFS7500S (Match-in-Sensor)
  • VFS7500 (Match-on-Host)
  • FS4200 (Match-on-Host)
  • VFS6100 (Match-on-Host)

Synaptics will continue to participate and contribute to the FIDO Alliance initiatives and plans to certify new biometric sensor products to assure interoperability with the growing number of FIDO deployments.

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)

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David Hurd, Synaptics Incorporated

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