Fingerprint Cards has placed its FPC1145 fingerprint sensor in a pair of new premium Chromebooks. Specifically, the sensor has been integrated into the Galaxy Chromebook from Samsung and the Flip C436 Chromebook from ASUS. Both Chromebooks made their debut at this week’s CES event in Las Vegas.
In both cases, the FPC1145 sensor will provide an additional layer of biometric security, allowing end users to sign in with a fingerprint scan rather than a password. The FPC1145 is one of the more popular sensors in FPC’s portfolio, and has previously appeared in a wide variety of smartphones from a number of different manufacturers, including Razer and Kyocera. It was also integrated into the Acer’s 714 and 715 Chromebooks in early 2019.
Aside from the new Chromebooks, FPC recently placed fingerprint sensors in a new biometric payment card from Valid and a new smart suitcase from Kabuto. The company also placed its new side-mounted FPC1540 fingerprint sensor in Xiaomi’s Redmi K30 smartphone.
For Samsung, the Galaxy Chromebook is just one of many highlights from an extremely busy CES. The tech giant garnered headlines with the 2020 edition of its Digital Cockpit, and emphasized the importance of personalized experiences during its keynote presentation.