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GIS to ramp up capacitive fingerprint sensor output at new plant in 2H22

Touch display solution provider General Interface Solution (GIS) will have its new plant in Taichung, central Taiwan, come online mainly for producing capacitive fingerprint recognition solutions in the second half of 2022, according to the company.

GIS is showcasing its latest products and technologies at the ongoing Touch Taiwan 2022, including curved, high-resolution, and transparent displays, AR HUD (head-up display), under-display fingerprint sensors, and 3D image sensors, which can be widely used in intelligent automotive, education, entertainment, medical and retail industries.

The company said its revenue contribution ratio for fingerprint sensors will grow from 5% to a double-digit level in 2022 after its new plant in central Taiwan gradually enters volume production later in the year to serve a major handset client in the US, which has re-adopted capacitive fingerprint identification solutions into its new entry-level offerings.

GIS now also supplies ultrasonic under-screen fingerprint sensors for flagship smartphones from Samsung Electronics, and such sensors are mainly rolled out at its plant site in Chengdu, China.

To meet customer demand, GIS has also co-developed optical fingerprint technologies with world-leading solution providers in the field, and both its ultrasonic and optical fingerprint technologies can support fingerprint on display (FOD) solutions. It is also keen on developing diverse fingerprint sensing solutions for use in IoT and smart home devices, as well as automotive AR HUD and cockpit systems.

The company noted its plants in China's Shenzhen, Chengdu, and Wuxi are still running normally despite lockdowns in some Chinese cities, but its outbound shipments are being disrupted by logistics disorders there. And the resultant April shipment loss is expected to be recovered in May and June.