NEXT Biometrics bringing its flexible fingerprint sensors for smartcards to Trustech
Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO of NEXT Biometrics, commented, “Opposite to present market implementation of fingerprint sensors in smartphones, the major smartcard markets are all quality critical. This means that neither security nor level of convenience may be compromised. Furthermore, a smartcard needs to work every day, everywhere, indoors and outdoors for close to 100% of the targeted population. Having already secured the first two volume smartcard orders within the fingerprint sensor industry, we remain confident that NEXT is uniquely positioned within this massive opportunity space.”
Radek Matyasek, VP Sales EMEA and Smartcard segment sales at NEXT, added, “At Cartes we will be showing our flexible sensor in the format of polysilicon sheets as well as singulated sensors. For the first time, we will also demonstrate fully functional demonstrators of our technology built into 0.76 mm (ISO ID-1 thickness) rigid smartcards.”
Earlier this month, NEXT Biometrics announced it had 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.