Authentication Solutions for Top Tier Smartphone Producer
Suprema, a global leader in biometrics and identity solutions and provider of
BioSign fingerprint authentication algorithm, today announced that the company
enters into partnership with Egis Technology Inc., a leading global provider of
fingerprint sensors.The partnership will bring a solid layer of
security and robustness for mobile fingerprint authentication of top-tier
smartphone manufacturers by blending world’s leading Suprema BioSign
fingerprint algorithm and Egis’s advanced sensor technologies.
Earlier this year, Suprema launched BioSign, a
mobile fingerprint authentication solution at MWC 2016 which derived from the
company’s 16 years of expertise in biometrics.
Supporting of the world’s smallest fingerprint
sensor size is the key advantage of BioSign over competition. While reducing
the size of the sensor, BioSign provides improved authentication performance
compare to existing technologies.
“In general, fingerprint authentication
performance has strong co-relation with size of sensors. While smaller sensors
often result in poorer accuracy, BioSign overcame such inherent limitation,
providing even superior performance with smallest sensor in the market. Such
breakthrough will provides direct benefit in cost reduction to manufacturers,”
said Brian Song, CEO at Suprema.
In addition, BioSign provides unrivaled level of
security by achieving lowest error rate (False Acceptance Rate) among
competitions, and performs over 300% faster authentication speed while using
50% of memory to conventional solutions. Such advantages also make BioSign as
an optimal choice for low-end smartphone markets where adoption of fingerprint
sensors is emerging today.
“The latest market trend of growing demand
for mid-range smartphones has significantly increased the needs for reduction
in costs without sacrifice to performance or features. BioSign’s capability to
work with smaller sensors will help with cost reduction efforts.”
“At Suprema, we are expecting more growth
potential from mid-to-low range smartphone segments as BioSign is designed to
support low-cost smaller sensors and takes less memory than existing solutions.
BioSign is now on testing at a number of top-tier smartphone producers and we
expect successful market entry in near future,” Song added.
Earlier to this contract, Egis Technology Inc.
announced that the company’s fingerprint sensors are selected to Samsung Galaxy
A5 and Galaxy C7 models.