Capacitive Fingerprint Sensors: Tiny Touchscreens (Printed Electronics Europe 2015)

Mr Bob L Mackey, Principal Scientist
Synaptics, Inc.
United States


Europe 2015 Presentation - Synaptics*
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The development of TouchPad and TouchScreen devices into high-performance imaging sensors has paved the path to fingerprint sensing in consumer electronics. The cost barriers that were insignificant in police and government identification tools that cost thousands of dollars and could fit on a desktop. To achieve widespread market penetration of compact sensors in smartphones, printed electronics may offer the needed cost reductions.

講演者の経歴 (Bob L Mackey)

Since 1996, Bob Mackey has been developing new technology in the flat panel display and touch sensing arenas. He joined Synaptics in 2002, developing a number of new touch sensing techniques, including the ClearPad transparent capacitive sensing platform, which is used in mobile phones, remote controls, and music/video players. Mackey holds more than thirty patents in the display and touch sensing fields. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Caltech and is a Hertz Fellowship recipient.

会社紹介 (Synaptics Inc)

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