Synaptics and Nok Nok Labs ink deal on simplifying FIDO certification
01 December 2015 15:03 GMT

Human interface solutions developers Synaptics have signed a deal with authentication suite firm Nok Nok Labs that focuses on the reducing the complexity of FIDO certification for Synaptics' customers.

In a joint statement, the firms said that the agreement would enable OEMs with real-world test and development environments that combine FIDO Certified Synaptics and Nok Nok Labs solutions.

"The Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite enables organizations to leverage the FIDO protocol for strong authentication, and our relationship with Synaptics helps to expand the ecosystem of FIDO Certified solutions that deliver a superior authentication experience and complete end-to-end solution," said Phillip Dunkelberger, president and CEO of Nok Nok Labs. "The Nok Nok Labs relationship with Synaptics helps to deliver simplicity and speeds FIDO certification."

"Synaptics develops hardware and software components to enable FIDO to be integrated and operate in our customer's smartphones, tablets and laptops," said Anthony Gioeli, vice president of marketing, Biometrics Product Division, Synaptics. "Adding Nok Nok Labs development and support components to our verification suite, provides assurance to our customers that their FIDO solutions have been tested to ensure compliance and interoperability."

"It's terrific to see two of our original board members collaborate on a solution for OEMs that will result in faster, simpler development of FIDO Certified devices and applications," said Brett McDowell, executive director of FIDO Alliance.

Synaptics also recently received FIDO certification for four of its biometric products: VFS6100 (swipe), FS4200 (small area), and VFS7500 and VFS7500S (large area), fingerprint sensor products. Together with the expansion of the Synaptics verification suite, the company can now provide end-to-end FIDO Certified support for OEMs, assuring that smartphone products are ready for deployment into the FIDO ecosystem.

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