Synaptics Announces Collaboration With Microsoft On Fingerprint Authentication Tech On Windows 10

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Synaptics SecurePad technology enables all of the functionality of the TouchPad—scrolling, pointing, navigation, selection, but with the added function of an integrated area fingerprint sensor. It enables notebook designers to integrate an area fingerprint sensor into a TouchPad. A TouchPad with biometric sensors allows for extra security without compromising aesthetics in the notebook—enhancing the user experience and increasing customer satisfaction. Synaptics today announced collaboration with Microsoft on biometric fingerprint authentication and touchpad technologies on Windows 10.

Read the full press release below.

SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 5, 2015 – Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced collaboration with Microsoft on biometric fingerprint authentication and touchpad technologies on Windows 10. Microsoft leveraged Synaptics’ deep expertise in human interface which is fundamental to the operating system.

Through stringent testing, Synaptics’ advanced image sensing technology and drivers are fully certified with Microsoft’s Precision Touchpad (PTP) specification empowering OEMs with Windows 10-ready Synaptics products. Windows 10 users will benefit from Synaptics’ industry-leading precision TouchPad™ technology, and SecurePad™, the industry’s only solution to integrate secure biometric fingerprint ID technology directly into the TouchPad.

Synaptics enables OEMs to develop Windows 10-ready fingerprint authentication that supports Fast ID Online (FIDO) for devices including smartphones, tablets, personal computers, computer mice, keyboards and docking stations. Fingerprint authentication through Windows Hello and subsequent access to apps and online services through Microsoft Passport is far more convenient than typing a password and infinitely more secure.

“As we’ve developed Windows Hello, we’ve been pleased with the outstanding collaboration provided by the Synaptics team,” said Nelly Porter, Lead Principal Program Manager, Operating System Groups – Security, Microsoft. “Thanks to these efforts, Synaptics is helping our mutual customers move away from passwords to strong authentication using enterprise-grade biometric sensors.”

“As the leading developer of human interface solutions, we are thrilled to collaborate with Microsoft on Windows 10 to offer a true game-changer in password-free security and consumer experiences, said Rick Bergman, president and CEO, Synaptics. “Collaborating with Microsoft on this project is a testament to our commitment to improve human interfaces and our likeminded goals.”

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