Validity Selected as Strategic Supplier in Support of Lenovo Four Screen Cloud Strategy

  Validity Selected as Strategic Supplier in Support of Lenovo Four Screen
  Cloud Strategy

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- March 21, 2013

Today Validity Sensors, Inc., the leader in Natural ID™ authentication
fingerprint sensors, announces that Lenovo, the $30 billion global personal
technology company, and one of the top two PC makers globally, has selected
Validity as a strategic supplier of fingerprint sensors for Lenovo consumer
and enterprise-class notebooks and peripherals.

“This collaboration allows us to provide the user with a consistent and secure
authentication experience across our portfolio of products and services,” said
Jerry Gross, vice president, Lenovo Global Procurement. “Validity Natural ID
sensors provide an easy-to-use way to securely access the cloud with the
simple touch of a finger.”

As two of the founding members of the FIDO Alliance (Fast IDentity Online),
Validity and Lenovo have worked together to develop technical specifications
that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce the
reliance on passwords for authenticating users of online services.

“Lenovo shares our vision of advanced usability and security for all connected
devices,” said Michael Maia, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at
Validity Sensors. “As pioneers in the use of fingerprint authentication,
Lenovo’s adoption of Natural ID™ across a wider range of products plus their
innovation focus paves the way for advances in user experience and security
across all four screens (handset, tablet, PC, and television) as device and
digital consumption continue to grow sharply.”

Validity Natural ID makes the fingerprint the key to one’s digital identity,
simplifying device login, securing purchases and online transactions, and
enhancing privacy on all of a user’s personal and shared devices. Validity’s
products enable solutions ranging from invisible, under-glass sensors for
smartphones; buttons for handsets and tablets; and the world's thinnest
palm-rest designs for Ultrabook™ computers.

The first Lenovo devices featuring Validity Natural ID fingerprint sensors are
Lenovo Edge-brand 14” and 15” ThinkPad Edge small-business laptops coming to
market this month. More information can be found at

About Validity

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Validity ( is the
world leader in Natural ID authentication, providing fingerprint sensors with
the highest levels of performance, security, cost-effectiveness and design
flexibility.Validity’s patented LiveFlex® fingerprint sensor technology
enables authentication, mobile payments, and touch-based navigation for
applications ranging from invisible, under-glass sensors for smartphones;
buttons for handsets and tablets; and the world’s thinnest palm-rest designs
for Ultrabook™ computers. For the latest news on biometrics and
authentication, read the Natural ID blog by Validity CTO, Sebastien Taveau

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal technology company
– and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more
than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and
mobile Internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a
highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by
Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the
company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and
easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include
legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well
as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile Internet devices, including
tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan;
Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see

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Media Contact Validity
Stowe Consulting
Kim Stowe, 408-839-8750
Doug Vargha, 408-387-5366
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