UTFiS Sensor Released at CES

January 7, 2015

Vkansee formally released UTFIS, an ultra-thin optical fingerprint sensor, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 6, 2015. It attracted device-manufacturers’ attention at first sight.

UTFIS uses advanced pinhole imaging techniques to take a high-resolution image that requires neither a lens system nor a prism for reflecting the light. They have applied for more than 10 patents related to applying the pinhole-imaging method. UTFIS is less than 1.5 millimeters thick and can scan fingerprints at 2000 pixels per inch. The sensor can be installed underneath a single plate of glass on mobile devices.

After the exhibition at CES, the engineering samples of UTFIS will be provided to potential partners to evaluate for inclusion in the next wave of smart devices ranging from handbags and toys to phones and tablets.