November 11, 2016 -
NEXT Biometrics has been chosen as the supplier of fingerprint sensors for a governmental smartcard application.
Delivery of 250,000 flexible sensors is targeted to start during the second half of 2017, after the on-going ramp-up project with Innolux, NEXT’s mass production partner, has been completed.
Tore Etholm Idsøe, CEO of NEXT Biometrics, said, “At the moment we cannot disclose our customer or the end user organization for this delivery. The end customer needs fully flexible sensors that operate securely and conveniently for close to 100% of the end users. NEXT is uniquely positioned in this space.”
NEXT has long worked with Innolux to manufacture its rigid sensors, and the companies are scaling their flexible sensor production to meet demand for fingerprint-enabled smart cards.