Sensors

Curved side-mounted capacitive touch sensor for mobiles

26th November 2020
Alex Lynn

Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints) has announced the launch of a new, slim and curved capacitive touch sensor for biometric authentication. Following the success of the FPC1540 sensor, the uniquely curved FPC1542 sensor hopes to enable innovation in the latest borderless smartphone designs.

As demand for side-mounted touch sensors grows, the curved sensor offers OEMs enhanced design flexibility while improving user experience with a seamlessly integrated sensor that can double as power button or volume control, or be used to operate the camera shutter and to scroll. The sensor can be coated in a range of colours to complement the aesthetics of the smartphone design.

FPC1542 expands Fingerprints’ portfolio of capacitive sensors, that are now integrated on the front, back and side of over 455 different mobile device models.

“As smartphone design continues to improve user experience, biometrics continues to act as an enabler for innovation and differentiation,” said Ted Hansson, SVP Business Line Mobile at Fingerprints. “Being a leader in the capacitive sensor market, we have seen a growing demand for sensors that offer maximum design flexibility without compromising on security or functionality. With the launch of this new sensor, we bring something truly unique to mobile OEMs, taking enhanced user experience and optimised designs to the next level.”

Fingerprints will start volume shipments in Q4 and expects the first smartphone using FPC1542 to be launched in Q1 2021.

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