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Isorg, large-area image sensors on plastic and glass

Published on 15 December 2022

A large-area sensor technology that enables silicon-equivalent optical performance at a competitive cost.
Isorg transforms plastic and glass into interactive surfaces that can identify people, objects, and movements. Fingerprint sensors are the main target market.
Large-area fingerprint sensors for smartphones enable user authentication with one, two, three, or even four fingers simultaneously.

Isorg’s optical sensors are made from innovative organic materials printed onto glass or plastic, bypassing the need for vacuum or high-temperature processes. The sensors are fully recyclable at the end of their useful life.

They deliver the optical performance of silicon sensors but, due to the much larger surface area, are more cost effective. This is especially true for fingerprint sensors, the startup’s main target market.

Isorg products are used in smartphones, where they transform entire screens into fingerprint scanners. They also lend themselves to police, security, and controlled access applications. Isorg fingerprint modules are so reliable that two are certified by the FBI.

Isorg’s technologies are protected by more than 80 families of patents. The CEA hosts and jointly operates an R&D pilot line for the development of sensor manufacturing processes with Isorg.

Key figure: 80

Isorg France’s second-leading SMB for patents, with more than 80 families.

Key markets:

  • Smartphones
  • Security, biometrics, and identification
  • Automotive


  • Organic materials deposited as liquids onto large glass or plastic surfaces
  • High-throughput printing

Year founded: 2010

Originating institute: CEA-Liten