VKANSEE Launches Hybrid In-Display Optical Fingerprint Technology For Button Free Smartphone EraJune 4, 2018
VKANSEE, the developer of the world’s first miniaturized optical fingerprint sensor, today announced a new generation of In-Screen Fingerprint Technology, where the Optics design is embedded directly inside the OLED display. The news comes as major players in the smartphone manufacturing space including Apple and Samsung have begun to eliminate buttons on new smartphone devices and last week IHS reported a 10X increase in sales projections to 100 Million units in 2019.
Vkansee’s proprietary Matrix Pinhole Image Sensing (MAPIS) – is integrated into the OLED panel, effectively turning the entire display into a high-resolution fingerprint lens and allowing simple installation of the CMOS sensor anywhere under the display screen. Unlike other sensors that are obscured by the high density of OLED driver circuits which yield low resolution when placed fully under the OLED display, the MAPIS integrated OLED solution captures high-resolution fingerprint details of 800 PPI to better recognize challenging cold and dry fingers. The sensor captures high-resolution and high contrast, exposing 3rd level fingerprint features to achieve excellent performance even under strong ambient light. For the user, a fingerprint icon lights up on the display, which could be located anywhere, to guide the user and disappears upon authentication.
The first company to integrate the new design is BOE Technology Group, which will lead MAPIS into OLED as more vendors consider implementation. The technology was showcased at Display Week 2018, the SID International Conference in Los Angeles, California. The event took place on May 20 – May 25th and was located at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
“We’ve been focused on bringing our optical fingerprinting technology to users across the globe,” stated Jason Chaikin, President of Vkansee. “In partnership with BOE Technology Group, we’re confident this will happen in the near future. We believe integrating the MAPIS optics into the OLED screen will greatly change the fingerprint sensor industry. Our team will also be exploring the options with more display vendors, as the industry searches for an OLED solution.”