Sonavation Announces Break-Through with Ultrasound Fingerprint Biometric Touch Sensor Under Glass

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Compatible with Corning Gorilla Glass, the Company’s Unprecedented Innovation Significantly Advances Secure Authentication Experience

Sonavation has announced it has reached an industry milestone by successfully developing and bonding an ultrasound biometric sensor which is compatible with Corning® Gorilla® Glass, providing a high resolution 3D fingerprint image. Corning® Gorilla® Glass is utilized on nearly four billion devices and used by more than 40 major brands worldwide.

This dramatic advancement in authentication technology will allow manufacturers to seamlessly integrate a 3D ultrasound biometric sensor into a smartphone or IoT device making it capable of capturing fingerprint data into the ridges and valleys. This provides a level of identification and authentication security that up until this time has not been possible.  Sonavation will exclusively provide a biometric security solution platform that allows authentication despite moisture, dirt or oil that might be present on a user’s fingerprint to deliver a unique, high fidelity acoustic fingerprint signature.

Karl Weintz, Sonavation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“In today’s world of digital integration into so many aspects of our lives, biometric security is now a critical necessity and a constantly evolving discipline. As the first known company to develop and successfully achieve 3D fingerprint directly bonded under 400 micron thick under glass, we are making a revolutionary change and lasting mark on the industry. This is the same cover glass shipping in top mobile handsets today. Consumers and enterprises are relying on mobile devices more than ever before, and our advancement provides new, more cost effective and secure options for manufacturers. Touch-under-glass also means eliminating the expensive process of cutting a hole in the glass. Those looking to deliver secure solutions can now ensure biometrics are a natural extension of the user experience and make the necessary moves towards a new frontier of authentication options.”

Dr. Rainer Schmitt, Sonavation Chief Technology Officer, added:

“Sonavation’s ultrasound fingerprint sensor design is well suited for through the glass fingerprinting and specifically architected to deliver advanced security and ease-of-integration into mobile and IoT devices. With this break-through, we can now provide value-added biometric solutions that are more manufacturable, secure and accurate than today’s capacitive options and allow for practical use in a vast range of biometric applications.”

Sonavation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Karl Weintz announced this latest advancement in biometric security while delivering an address on “State of the Art Authentication for a Safer Mobile Internet” at the 14th China Internet Conference (CIC) in Beijing, China. The audience of Chinese Government Ministers, renowned Academicians, leading China Internet Entrepreneurs and top company leaders within China’s mobile and internet industry were attending the conference whose theme, “Industrial Convergence, Interconnected and Share by All – to Explore Internet Economy New Normal and Look Ahead the Next Five Years,” focused on the convergence of the Internet and traditional industries in China.

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