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Capacitive Fingerprint Sensors on Smartphones: Supply Chain and Future Developments

出版商 MIC - Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute 商品編碼 305001
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 25 Pages
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智慧型手機用電容式指紋感測器:供應鏈和未來發展 Capacitive Fingerprint Sensors on Smartphones: Supply Chain and Future Developments
出版日期: 2014年06月06日 內容資訊: 英文 25 Pages

在2012年後半,Apple收購了電容式指紋感測器製造商AuthenTec,接著在2013年,內建靜電容式指紋感測器的iPhone 5S開發發售,受到媒體莫大的關注。之後與5S一樣搭載指紋感測器的HTC MAX及Samsung Galaxy S5也陸續上市。但指紋感測技術並非現在才首次搭載於手機上。手機基本功能的熟悉與否,是可否形成該生態系統的重要關鍵。


第1章 行動電話用指紋感測器的發展

  • 行動電話用指紋感測器環境的形成
    • 如同PC一般,手機也出現安全問題
    • 電子商務熱潮與安全的線上交易需求擴大
  • 電容式:行動電話上最常利用到的指紋感應技術
  • 區域式感測器將重點放於更直觀性的UI·刷卡式設計的禍彈性

第2章 電容式指紋感測器產業結構的發展

  • 美國·日本的供應商領導市場,台灣的供應商專心致力於受託製造
  • 由於M&A讓產業急速集中化
    • Apple收購AuthenTec
  • 觸控控制器IC設計者:透過指紋感測器產業摸索機會






Product Code: MCRPT14060501

In the wake of its acquisition of capacitive fingerprint sensor maker AuthenTec in mid-2012, Apple rolled out iPhone 5S that incorporates an embedded capacitive fingerprint sensor in 2013 and gained intense media attention. Later, the HTC Max and the Samsung Galaxy S5 were released and both embraced a fingerprint sensor similar to the iPhone 5S. Fingerprint sensor technology is not the first time being used on mobile phones though. Key factors affecting the adoption of fingerprint sensors are whether its ecosystem will take shape and whether it will become a common feature on mobile phones. This report summarizes how capacitive fingerprint sensors have evolved, and examines how the industry's supply chain collaborates.

Table of Contents

1. Development of Fingerprint Sensors on Mobile Phones

  • 1.1 Landscape of Mobile Phone Fingerprint Sensors Taking Shape
    • 1.1.1 The Rise of Security Issues Surrounding PC-like Mobile Phones
    • 1.1.2 Demand for Safe Online Transactions Increases as e-Commerce Booms
  • 1.2 Capacitive as The Most Commonly Used Fingerprint Sensor Technology on Mobile Phones
  • 1.3 Area Type Sensors Focus more on Intuitive UI; Swipe Type Sensors Have High Level of Design Flexibility

2. Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor Industry Structure and Development

  • 2.1 US and Japanese Vendors Lead the Market Whilst Taiwanese Vendors Dedicated to Contract Manufacturing
  • 2.2 Mergers and Acquisitions Intensify Industry Concentration
    • 2.2.1 Apple's Acquisition of AuthenTec to Cause Wave
  • 2.3 Touch Controller IC Designers to Seek Opportunities in the Fingerprint Sensor Industry

MIC Perspectives


Glossary of Terms

List of Companies

List of Figures

  • Fingerprint Sensor Technology and Category Types
  • Operation Flow of Fingerprint Identification System
  • Capacitive Fingerprint Industry Landscape and Key Players
  • Capacitive Fingerprint Patent Filing Years and Patent Numbers
  • Top 20 Capacitive Fingerprint ID Patent Holders by Region
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in the Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor Industry
  • Apple's Acquisition of AuthenTec and AuthenTec's Acquisitions in the Past
  • Major Suppliers of Mobile Phone Fingerprint ID Sensors, Patent Filing Year, and Patent-holding Numbers
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