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Goodix’s Live Finger Detection™ Wins Gold at 2017 Edison Awards™


SHENZHEN, CHINA, 26 April 2017 – Goodix (Shanghai Stock Exchange: 603160), the premier developer of human interface and biometric solutions for mobile devices, today announced that its Live Finger Detection™ fingerprint sensor won a Gold Edison Award™ in the Applied Technology category. The 2017 Edison Awards were held in New York on 20 April, celebrating 30 years of honoring excellence in new product, human-centered design and innovation.

Since 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world. The Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product and market development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name across the world. Award winners represent "game changing" products and services, as well as excellence and leadership in innovation around four criteria: Concept, Value, Delivery, and Impact. An unbiased review by a network of 3,000 industry experts, business executives and academics provides a 3rd-party validation that delivers an affirmation of superior quality of innovations. Goodix’s Live Finger Detection™ receiving a Gold Edison Award, one of the most prestigious accolades in the world, demonstrates the leading position of Goodix in the international integrated circuit (IC) design industry.


Goodix’s innovative technology responds to the growing trend for mobile payments, providing users with unmatched protection against fraud. While most fingerprint authentication technologies are not as reliable as claimed, Goodix’s Live Finger Detection™  is the world’s first integrated live fingerprint authentication solution, providing unmatched biometric security and live identity protection. Live Finger Detection™ captures the biometrics of the finger itself combined with heartbeat authentication. The two-factor process first scans to determine whether or not the fingerprint is “live”.

With these biometric capabilities, the sensor is able to detect and deny fake or cloned 2D and 3D fingerprints, enhancing the security and user experience. Besides mobile devices, the technology can also be used in wearable devices, intelligent homes, smart cars and smartcard products. Live Finger Detection™ has been named a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Winner in the Embedded Technologies Category. It has been realized mass production on flagship mobile phones of leading mobile brands.

Goodix CTO Dr. Bo Pi said: “By focusing on people’s desires while understanding their needs, Goodix strives to deliver disruptive technologies that make human interface technology in devices more secure and even easier to use and enjoy, enriching people’s lives globally.”

Goodix prides itself on relentlessly innovating to create unique, integrated hardware and software solutions and delivers tangible benefits to users through technology innovations. Goodix aims to develop its own intellectual property rights. In the last five years, the company has increased its R&D spend at a 110% annual compound rate. This effort has been recognized by global leading mobile brands, fulfilling its mission to enrich people’s lives through technology innovation.

About Goodix:
Goodix, a premier developer and provider of fingerprint and touchscreen solutions for mobile phones, tablets and wearables, currently holds a diversified portfolio of fingerprint authentication solutions that provides excellent flexibility to suit the varying preferences from consumers and partners such as Live Finger Detection™ , Invisible Fingerprint Sensor (IFS™), Glass-covered and Coating button sensors. In addition, Goodix has been actively involved in assisting Alipay and China UnionPay with reviewing industry standards for fingerprint authentication. As an increasing number of top-tier handset manufacturers adopting fingerprints solutions from the company, Goodix will continue expanding its partner network to lead innovation in the biometrics authentication market.


Goodix, Live Finger Detection™ and IFS™ are trademarks of Goodix in China and other countries.
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