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Will Apple, Samsung and Huawei confront each other on the fingerprint sensor field?

Yole Développement Press Release

Press Release Will Apple, Samsung and Huawei confront each other on the fingerprint sensor field?

by Yole Développement, December 10, 2015.

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Fingerprint sensors using capacitive technology represent a fast growing market, especially in smartphones. “Fingerprint should remain the main biometric embedded in smartphones during the next 5 years”, comments Guillaume Girardin, Technology & Market Analyst, MEMS & Sensors at Yole Développement (Yole).Yole estimates, 856 million fingerprint sensors will be produced by 2020, reaching a US$ 3,4 billion market, hardware part only.
Indeed a new generation of capacitive fingerprint sensors has emerged in the last few years and has been incorporated in the last generations of smartphones developed by Apple, Samsung and Huawei. The market growth for fingerprint sensors is supported by a new phase of IP development. “This growth has been revealed by an increase in the number of new patents related to capacitive fingerprint sensor published since 2012”, explains Dr Nicolas Baron, CEO of KnowMade, partner of Yole (Source: Capacitive Fingerprint Sensors Patent Landscape KnowMade, February 2015 edition).
Under this context, KnowMade and System Plus Consulting combined their technical and IP knowledge of the semiconductor industry to analyze the fingerprint sensors technology evolution. The partners present today a deep added-value patent infringement risk analysis of this industry and related players such as Apple, Samsung, and Huawei… This analysis is entitled Capacitive Fingerprint Sensors Technology and Patent Infringement Risk Analysis 2015. (KnowMade & System Plus Consulting, November 2015 edition). Under this first collaboration, both companies offer a comprehensive overview of the fingerprint sensors landscape, with a manufacturing process & IP approach…

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