NEXT Biometrics gets high-volume order for A2 chip, aims to ship to notebook clients in Q4

June 22, 2017 - 

NEXT Biometrics has received a high-volume order for its second generation ASIC, the A2, a custom built chip that will reduce its production costs by more than $2.50 per module.

Additionally, NEXT said it expects to begin shipping in volumes to key customers in the notebook segment during the fourth quarter of 2017.

The company first unveiled its A2 ASIC line of chips in late March, when a first order was placed for production ramp-up.

NEXT has revealed that after implementing adjustments a high volume order has now been placed.

“The enhanced performance of the A2, with reduced size, BOM component complexity and cost, represents a major milestone for the company, and is a key building block of our company strategy,” NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre, said.

With the new ASIC chips first shipping in volumes to key customers in the notebook segment, NEXT said that the A2 ASIC is a crucial milestone for the company to “stay strong and relevant in the quality focused part of the notebook segment.”

Earlier this week, NEXT Biometrics launched operations of the world’s first volume production line to mass produce production-ready flexible fingerprint sensors with its production partner Innolux in Taiwan.

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