Next Biometrics secures another design-win for flexible sensors
11 November 2016 14:58 GMT

Norway’s Next Biometrics has revealed that it has won another contract for its flexible fingerprint sensors, this time for a government smart card contract.

The order involves delivery of 250,000 flexible sensors, and is targeted to start in H2 2017.

Delivery will commence after the on-going ramp-up project with the company mass production partner INNOLUX has been completed.

NEXT Biometrics CEO Tore Etholm Idsøe comments: At the moment we cannot disclose our customer or the end user organisation 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.

In July, Next Biometrics and liquid panel display (LCD) maker Innolux revealed to partner to mass-produce NEXT’s flexible fingerprint sensor. Under the agreement, both companies will jointly invest in the mass production of the new fingerprint sensors, with an initial production capacity target of two million flexible sensors per month in 2017 and ramping that production up in 2018 to 10 million sensors per month. The fingerprint sensors will be manufactured at Innolux’s facilities in Taiwan.

NEXT Biometrics’ flexible fingerprint sensor could be used for Smart Home devices, tablets, smartphones, smart cards, wearables and much more, says the firm.