Synaptics & AMD Join Forces to Bring Biometric Fingerprint Security to the Next Level

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Synaptics Incorporated, the leading developer of human interface solutions is joining forces with AMD to deliver a new standard in highly-secure biometric fingerprint authentication for enterprise/commercial and consumer notebook PCs. The new technology is based on next-generation AMD Ryzen™ Mobile platform and  uses the Microsoft’s next-generation operating system.

With the growing adoption of fingerprint sensors on notebook PCs across both business and consumer platforms, there has never been a more critical time to broadly implement very strong biometric authentication to protect enterprises and enable secure consumer mobile payments against deviant black hat hackers. Synaptics’ FS7600 Match-in-Sensor SoC is the industry’s most secure fingerprint solution to protect against these threats,” Godfrey Cheng, corporate vice president, PC Division and Corporate Marketing of Synaptics said.

The idea of the collaboration is to provide a next-level of security for AMD-based laptops by using Synaptics’ FS7600 Match-in-Sensor™ fingerprint sensor technology with powerful AMD Ryzen Mobile processors, and Microsoft’s forthcoming biometric security OS including Windows Hello.

Match-in-Sensor fingerprint authentication is a System-on-Chip (SoC) architecture in which a single device performs both input/output functions with an in-sensor microprocessor executing firmware. It is completely isolated from the host operating system and contained within itself, which means that it stores and matches the patterns separately from the OS, providing a new level of security.

At AMD, security is a top priority. As part of our ongoing commitment, hardened biometric security is a critical requirement for our next-generation Ryzen Mobile platforms. We are excited to be working with Synaptics and Microsoft in a collaborative effort to develop and deliver one of the most secure Ryzen Mobile platforms to date,” Saeid Moshkelani, corporate vice president & general manager, Client Compute Business Unit of AMD explained.

To find more information about Synaptics’ FS7600 Match-in-Sensor click on the link below: https://www.synaptics.com/company/news/amd-secure-pc