NEXT Biometrics to supply flexible fingerprint sensors for new smartcard application

November 23, 2016 - 

NEXT Biometrics Group has been chosen as the supplier of fingerprint sensors for a new smartcard application, with delivery of a first call for 150,000 flexible sensors targeted to start during the second half of 2017, after which the program is planned to expand to 350,000 units.

Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO of NEXT Biometrics, said, “the end customer for this order is based in the United States. As for the first two customers that NEXT announced previously this year, the requirement is fully flexible ISO-compliant Smart Cards that operate securely and conveniently for close to 100% of the end users.”

This is the third design win for flexible fingerprint sensors for a smartcard application for NEXT. Earlier this month, the company annnounced it had been chosen as the supplier of fingerprint sensors for a governmental smartcard application and in April, Etholm-Idsøe announced that NEXT had received the industry’s first biometric smart card volume order.

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