IBM, Gateway Inc. and at least one other notebook maker will roll out systems with integrated fingerprint recognition sensors this year. Sensors that spanned the full fingertip used to cost about $35. Todays thinner slider sensors stitch together multiple slices of an image as a user rolls a fingertip across the sensor and cost as little as $6 to $8 in large volumes. Intels next-generation notebook reference design, dubbed Florence, includes a full-sized sensor from STMicroelectronics.
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