[THE INVESTOR] CrucialTec said on May 15 that it has obtained a patent for an in-display fingerprint solution in the US.
The solution, which the firm calls DFS, enables users to authenticate themselves by placing their finger on a smartphone screen. The components embedded in the DFS, including conducting electrodes, wires and transistors, are all transparent.
The company is trying to deploy the fingerprint tech in wearable devices and smartphones as early as this year.
“The company is talks with some global clients to commercialize the fingerprint tech in the whole area of a smartwatch screen and a certain part of a smartphone display,” a CrucialTec official said.
The firm’s fingerprint sensing technology, showcased at the Mobile World Congress, received a great deal of attention from its clients in February.
The official explained the newly patented technology features three thin film transistors for each electrode to pick up high-resolution images, compared to one for each electrode in the existing fingerprint scanner. That configuration maximizes the sensing capability while maintaining high transparency level of the components.
By Kim Young-won (firstname.lastname@example.org)