Next Biometrics reports smartcard sensor progress
10 January 2017 14:08 GMT

Norway’s Next Biometrics has revealed that plans to launch mass production of its flexible sensor are on track for summer 2017, as part of an update on its second quarter last year and a look ahead to 2017.

In its second quarter briefing, Next said the aim is to enter into mass production by the end of Q2 2017, and the project remains on track for this timing target.

The company added that first customers have already signed three volume orders for delivery of the sensor from H2 2017, and that the total volume of the first orders are well above 1 million sensors.

“The aim is to enter into mass production by the end of Q2 2017, and the project remains on track for this timing target. A team of 25 highly skilled engineers from display industry giant Innolux and NEXT are now working on this production ramp-up project. The aim is to build a capacity of 2 million sensors per month in 2017 and to grow this capacity to 10 million fingerprint sensors per month during 2018,” wrote the company update.

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