Password-based protection for smartphones and tablets is becoming less and less reliable, but increasingly important as we organise our entire lives from our mobile devices. Osram Opto Semiconductors is leading the way to the future of biometric identification with applications like infrared iris scanning and facial recognition. It is hard to imagine a world without smartphones and tablets. We manage our daily lives from these handy little devices and enjoy the freedom they give us. But our mobile companions store sensitive and valuable data, from confidential business emails to anything connected to banking apps or online shopping. The list is endless and there is no question that we need to safeguard our devices against unauthorised access. The answer lies in biometric identification.