NEXT Biometrics to Showcases Flexible Fingerprint Sensor for SmartCards

Oslo, Norway – NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (Oslo Bors: NEXT) announced it will showcase its flexible fingerprint sensor technology for SmartCards at this year's Cartes/Trustech tradeshow in Cannes, France, November 29th – December 1st.

Tore Etholm-Idsoe, CEO of NEXT Biometrics, the Oslo, Norway-based leader in low-cost high-performance fingerprint sensors, said, “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, said, “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.” At Cartes/Trustech, NEXT Biometrics will be in Hall Lerins at Booth C016, Radek added.

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