Fingerprint Sensors Press Their Way Into Notebooks

IBM and Gateway to introduce sensors this year.

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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