Samsung is one of a few companies that is able to build a device mostly from its own components. The company is developing displays, chipsets, memories, batteries and more, and to expand its lineup even more, Samsung plans to start developing its own fingerprint sensors.
Sweden’s FPC and US-based Synaptics are one of the biggest producers of fingerprint chips and Samsung wants a piece of that market. According to SamMobile, Samsung Electronics’ System LSI is developing their own fingerprint sensor chips since last year and is apparently in the final stages of development.
The company will probably test the sensors in its own low and mid-range smartphones before installing them in premium smartphones lineups such as Galaxy S and Galaxy Note. The chips will also be sold to other smartphone manufacturers.