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Date: 28-05-14

Cypress to use IDEX' fingerprint tech in its touch controllers

Cypress Semiconductor is partnering with Norway based IDEX ASA in offering fingerprint recognition in digital devices (mainly smart phones and tablets computers) designed using Cypress' TrueTouch touchscreen controllers.

IDEX's fingerprint technology enables the touch controller to stay away from capacitive sensing area.

“With the robust fingerprint recognition IP from IDEX, and with the support and broad adoption of our extensive capacitive touch-sensing product portfolio, our new fingerprint solutions will address a broad range of mobile and Internet-connected product platforms for our customers,” said Hassane El-Khoury, Executive Vice President of the Programmable Solutions Division at Cypress. “We envision a very strong product roadmap that will meet the rapidly growing demand for personal security.”

“We are excited to work with Cypress to develop next-generation fingerprint-sensing products that will leverage their touch technology leadership and strong position in the mobile market with IDEX advanced fingerprint sensing technology,” said Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX. “The quickly emerging market for wearables and the Internet of Things will also represent a significant additional opportunity for our new solutions.”

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