Synaptics, Nok Nok Labs ink deal to simplify FIDO certified application development

Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) said it has announced a new agreement with Nok Nok Labsâ„¢ to enable OEMs with real-world test and development environments that combine FIDO Certifiedâ„¢ Synaptics and Nok Nok Labs solutions.

The partnership reduces the complexity of FIDO certification for Synaptics´ customers. Using Nok Nok Labs servers and software permits Synaptics and OEMs to verify FIDO enabled devices in real-world authentication scenarios.

As founding members of the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance, Synaptics and Nok Nok Labs are dedicated to developing open, scalable and interoperable standards that accelerate the adoption of mobile payments and reduce reliance on passwords. The Nok Nok Labs FIDO Development and Support infrastructure has been built in tandem with FIDO specifications and will serve to further bolster Synaptics´ FIDO verification suite. Interoperability across industry solutions is a core value of the 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.

Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of the human interface revolution, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics´ broad portfolio of touch, display, and biometrics products is built on the company´s rich R&D and supply chain capabilities.

Nok Nok Labs provides organizations with the ability to bring strong, FIDO-based authentication infrastructure to their mobile and web applications. The Nok Nok Labs S3 Authentication Suite enables organizations to accelerate revenues, reduce fraud, and strengthen security.