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Next Biometrics receives multiple orders for fingerprint sensors from six companies


Next Biometrics Group ASA announced it has received multiple orders from six companies this month for fingerprint sensors to be integrated in new small mass market product formats.

The targeted products for Next Biometrics new orders include payment, home and smartphone related devices.

The customers, none of whom have been disclosed, have ordered SDK’s and sensor samples as part of their product development process.

They all have requirements for large, high performance sensors and all target launch in the second half of 2015 or the first half of 2016.

“The ‘Apple Effect’ is starting to make a significant impact in multiple new market segments,” said Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO of Next Biometrics. “The general acceptance of fingerprinting is increasing fast. All of the above customers have made it clear that they need the quality of a large area sensor at a very low price. In this market Next is the only player. These 6 new projects each represent 6-digit volume potential.”

Enabled by its patented Active Thermal Principle, Next Biometrics said it offers high quality area fingerprint sensors for a wide range of product formats including smartphones, tablets, PCs, doors, time registration systems, payment terminals, flashdrives, USB-tokens, and key fobs.

Previously reported, NEXT Biometrics received a purchase order for 10,000 area sensors from a Taiwanese partner.

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