Synaptics Brings Natural ID Technology to Sharp's Newest Flagship Smartphone
Latest Fingerprint Sensor Solution Delivers Authentication and Security
Jun 24, 2015, 08:00 ET
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced that Sharp has selected its industry-leading Natural ID™ fingerprint sensor to provide secure authentication for its latest flagship smartphone device, the AQUOS ZETA SH-03G. Having recently reached more than 200 million shipments of its fingerprint ID sensor technology, this latest shipment with Sharp reinforces Synaptics' strength, scalability and leadership in the biometrics market through its innovative authentication solutions for global OEM partners.
Selected as part of NTT DOCOMO, INC's newest lineup of smartphone devices for the Japanese market, the Sharp AQUOS ZETA SH-03G complies with FIDO's latest industry standard, UAF 1.0, delivered through Synaptics' Natural ID sensor, which utilizes unique technology to enable fingerprint authentication that can be done locally for increased data security.
"The launch of our AQUOS ZETA SH-03G device represents a new step for our company, as we continue to develop and deliver devices with high-end features and security to our users," said Takafumi Kawaguchi, executive officer, division general manager, Communication Systems Division, Sharp. "Synaptics is a partner that truly understands our market and has the ability to scale its technology and expertise in order to meet the needs of our customers."
"We're excited to see our solutions making their way into new devices and markets as the adoption of fingerprint ID technology continues to grow," said Ritu Favre, senior vice president and general manager, Biometric Product Division (BPD), Synaptics. "This latest deployment with Sharp and NTT DOCOMO is yet another example of our expanding leadership and market share within the biometrics industry."
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) www.synaptics.com.
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