New GIS Under-Display Fingerprint Sensors to Ship in 2018 Q3

General Interface Solution’s chairman Chou Hsien-ying recently told Digitimes that the company will begin shipments of its third-generation ultrasonic under-display fingerprint sensor technology during the second half of 2018. The hardware will first appear in smartphones due for launch in early 2019, Chou said.

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Separately, industry sources informed Digitimes that GIS is expecting significant revenue growth in September as production for the 2018 iPhone range — which features the company’s touch sensors — ramps up.

GIS’ revenues for the third quarter of 2018 are predicted to grow 20-30% year-on-year, to reach NT$28-30 billion ($912.5-977.7 million). Touch solutions for tablets will account for 55-65% of the company’s sales, while modules for handsets will account for 25-35%, according to Digitimes’ sources.

Chou added that under-display fingerprint sensor hardware will be the most sought-after of smartphone-related technology next year and GIS will continue to invest in it. More handset makers are expected to adopt the tech during the second half of 2019, contributing to a growth in the company’s sales for the year.