AuthenTec, Inc. (ticker: AUTH, exchange: NASDAQ Global Market (.O))
News Release -
AuthenTec Introduces New Smart Sensor for PC MarketAES2660 Smart Fingerprint Sensor Combines Convenient Security and Touch-Based Functionality for PCs and PeripheralsMELBOURNE, Fla., Feb 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), the world's leading provider of smart
fingerprint sensors and solutions, today introduced its newest smart
sensor specifically tailored for convenient security, personalization
and touch-based functionality in today's PCs and peripherals.
AuthenTec's new AES2660 192-pixel-wide sensor complements the AES1660, a
128-pixel wide smart sensor for the PC market introduced six months ago,
giving PC OEMs the ability to choose the appropriate sensor for the
particular requirements of each individual product.
The AES2660 offers the expanded functionality, biometric performance,
low-power consumption, multiple packaging options, and low bill of
materials (BOM) costs needed for easy integration into new consumer and
enterprise notebook PCs, tablet PCs, and PC peripherals.
Key features include:
Integrated LED drivers for multiple lighted LED packaging options
TrueNav(TM) cursor and menu navigation
Multiple battery-friendly operating modes
Internal current limiter, voltage regulator and clock generator
Supports USB2.0 full speed host and SPI Flash memory interfaces
192-column X 8-row pixel sensing array providing 500 DPI image
Small BGA packaging
New, highly durable black coating with matching bezel
Highly integrated design enables low bill of materials cost
"One of the many advantages that AuthenTec brings to its PC customers is
a broad product portfolio and significant investment in our product and
packaging roadmaps," said AuthenTec Vice President of PC Products Tom
Aebli. "Today's PC market is characterized by a wide variety of netbook,
notebook and tablet platforms with screen sizes from 10-inches up to
17-inches. The AES2660 is the next generation of our PC series of
sensors, tens of millions of which have been shipped to the world's
leading PC OEMs, and will give our customers the ability to choose the
physical size that best fits their specific design requirements."
The AES2660 incorporates programmable LED drivers supporting 24-bit
resolution, or 16 million color options, offering PC
manufacturers flexible lighted LED fading, blinking and color control
options that enhance PC feature discovery and the PC user experience.
AuthenTec will begin volume shipments of the AES2660 sensor this quarter.
The AES2660 sensor is based on AuthenTec's patented and unique TruePrint
technology that reads below the surface of the skin to the live layer
where a person's true fingerprint resides. This patented subsurface
approach enables AuthenTec sensors to read virtually every fingerprint,
every time - a critical requirement in any fingerprint-enabled device.
The sensor also includes AuthenTec's TrueNavTM menu
navigation features, TrueFingerTM anti-spoofing security, and
TrueMatchTM pattern matching to ensure the industry's highest
level of security, usability and convenience.
Complementing AuthenTec's smart sensor offering for the PC market is the
Company's TrueSuiteTM client application software designed to
make a fingerprint-enabled PC simpler and more secure, while increasing
user convenience and personalization. TrueSuite is tailored for
consumers who demand simplicity, improved usability, and one-touch
access to their digital ID and social networks.
AuthenTec is an ISO9001-certified provider of fingerprint sensors and
solutions with the broadest product and IP portfolio in the silicon
fingerprint sensor industry. The Company recently expanded its offering
to include new smart sensor hardware, software and client applications
for consumer PCs, netbooks and smartphones.
AuthenTec brings multiple touch-powered features including navigation,
personalization, convenience and security to 50 million PCs and
peripherals, cell phones and other products. The Company's newest
generation of smart sensors, software and TrueSuite(TM) client applications
give users secure one-touch access to their favorite websites, online
social networks and digital identity. AuthenTec has the broadest product
and patent portfolio in the industry today, and helps enable the Power
of Touch(R) for millions of people at home, at work or on the
move. For more information, visit www.authentec.com or
follow us at twitter.com/authentecnews.
Brent Dietz, Director of Communications, 321-308-1320