Fingerprint sensing has been rapidly adopted into handheld devices reaching billions of units sold in just a few years from initial release. With those volumes come cost pressures and the need to differentiate. New device designs and manufacturing processes are enabling the integration of fingerprint sensors with other smartphone technologies.
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.
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