NEXT Biometrics

NEXT Anticipates Gross Margin Spike as Smart Card Activities Ramp Up

NEXT Anticipates Gross Margin Spike as Smart Card Activities Ramp Up

NEXT Biometrics has attained its goal of reaching a positive gross margin for January, the company has announced. The news comes by way of NEXT’s Q4 and year-end report for 2017. The company’s revenues for the quarter came in at NOK 24.7 million, down compared to NOK 31.8 million in Q4 of 2016; and its…

NEXT Showcases IoT Development Kit with Arrow Electronics at Embedded World 2018

NEXT Showcases IoT Development Kit with Arrow Electronics at Embedded World 2018

“NEXT Biometrics is emphasizing the kit’s applications in the development of access control and Internet of Things products…” NEXT Biometrics will show off its new fingerprint sensor development kit from Arrow Electronics‘ booth at this week’s Embedded World 2018 expo, the company has announced. Based on the Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c development board, the kit is…

NEXT Biometrics Will Be At The 30th Annual ROTH Conference

NEXT Biometrics Will Be At The 30th Annual ROTH Conference

“In a dynamic fingerprint recognition market, NEXT Biometrics’ flexible sensor technology has positioned it to take advantage of a growing interest in biometric smart cards.” Fingerprint biometrics specialist NEXT Biometrics will be participating in the 30th Annual ROTH conference, the company announced. The event will be held Tuesday March 11- 13 at The Ritz-Carlton in…

NEXT Biometrics Q4 Update to Coincide with Capital Markets Day

NEXT Biometrics Q4 Update to Coincide with Capital Markets Day

NEXT Biometrics has set a date for its Q4 update, and has announced that it will coincide with a ‘Capital Markets Day’ event focused on raising investment. All interested parties are invited to tune in March 1st via a live feed online, or in person at Høyres Hus, Stortingsgaten 20, in Oslo. The corporate update should…

Tactilis Smart Card Shipping With NEXT Biometrics Tech

Tactilis Smart Card Shipping With NEXT Biometrics Tech

“In a statement, NEXT Biometrics indicated that the solution is aimed at the financial, government, and access control markets.” NEXT Biometrics technology is now being used in what the company is calling the world’s first flexible biometric smart card that is compliant with ISO 17839, an international standard for biometric system-on-card technologies. The card solution…

NEXT Biometrics Launches Oyster II Fingerprint Reader

NEXT Biometrics Launches Oyster II Fingerprint Reader

“The Oyster II also features NEXT Biometrics’ Active Thermal technology, designed to help the fingerprint scanner overcome obscuration from grease or dirt…” NEXT Biometrics has announced a new version of its “Oyster” fingerprint reader launched back in 2015. The new Oyster II retains the same ergonomic form factor of its predecessor, and like that device…

NEXT Biometrics Corporate Update Predicts Positive Gross Margin in Q1 of 2018

NEXT Biometrics Corporate Update Predicts Positive Gross Margin in Q1 of 2018

NEXT Biometrics has issued its corporate update for the third quarter of 2017. The company saw revenues of NOK 25.4 million for the quarter, down from revenues of NOK 28.4 million in Q3 of 2016, but up slightly from revenues of NOK 24 million in Q2 of this year. The company’s net loss for the…

Fujitsu Client Computing Chose NEXT Biometrics For Notebook Fingerprint Sensors

Fujitsu Client Computing Chose NEXT Biometrics For Notebook Fingerprint Sensors

It looks like Fujitsu is the “Tier 1 notebook customer” behind NEXT Biometrics’ first shipments of its NB-2034-S2 fingerprint sensor module for notebooks. NEXT Biometrics announced the shipments just a few days ago, and has now confirmed that Fujitsu Client Computing Limited has been integrating the biometric technology into new notebook and tablet devices after…

NEXT Biometrics Exec Speaks at APAC Smart Card Conference

NEXT Biometrics Exec Speaks at APAC Smart Card Conference

NEXT Biometrics is promoting its biometric smart cards technology at this week’s Asia Pacific SmartCard Association (APSCA) Powered and Next-Generation Cards Conference & Exhibition, the company has announced. The event is pretty much what its title implies: An opportunity for stakeholders in the payment and smart card ecosystem to convene to discuss new technologies for…

NEXT Biometrics Begins Shipping Sensor Module for Notebooks

NEXT Biometrics Begins Shipping Sensor Module for Notebooks

NEXT Biometrics has started shipping its NB-2034-S2 fingerprint sensor module for notebooks, the company has announced. The solution is also aimed at tablet and access control applications. The NB-2034-S2 is the first module in NEXT Biometrics’ line of second generation ASIC solutions, and is based on the NB-A520 semiconductor controller, which features an embedded microcontroller. Because…

NEXT Biometrics Has Shipped 3 Million Fingerprint Sensors

NEXT Biometrics Has Shipped 3 Million Fingerprint Sensors

NEXT Biometrics is celebrating a major milestone with its announcement this week that it has now shipped three million fingerprint sensors in total. In a statement, NEXT CEO Ritu Favre said the achievement helps to demonstrate “NEXT’s ability to mass produce high quality, mass market robust sensors at what has become very high yield rates.”…

MTRIX Becomes Major Distributor of NEXT Biometrics’ USB Fingerprint Scanners

MTRIX Becomes Major Distributor of NEXT Biometrics’ USB Fingerprint Scanners

NEXT Biometrics has inked a major distribution agreement for its USB fingerprint scanners with a new German partner. MTRIX has agreed to sell the devices in not only Germany but also Austria and Switzerland. The agreement pertains to NEXT Biometrics’ Scallop and Oyster fingerprint scanning devices, which are designed to offer plug-and-play functionality with computer…

NEXT Biometrics Highlights Mass Production Capability, New Contracts in Quarterly Update

NEXT Biometrics Highlights Mass Production Capability, New Contracts in Quarterly Update

“The company also highlighted recent developments in the beginning of the third quarter, including a global distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, and a contract with First Biometrics.” NEXT Biometrics has announced its results for the second quarter of this year. The company saw revenues of NOK 24 million in Q2, down from revenues of NOK…

First Biometrics Looks to NEXT Biometrics Tech for Smart Card Solution

First Biometrics Looks to NEXT Biometrics Tech for Smart Card Solution

NEXT Biometrics fingerprint sensor technology will be incorporated into a new smart card from First Biometrics, the company has announced. The solution will used NEXT Biometrics’ large area flexible sensor technology. In a statement announcing the agreement, NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre explained that the biometric smart cards would initially be used in casinos. Favre added…

Arrow Electronics Signs On for IoT-Focused Distribution Agreement with NEXT

Arrow Electronics Signs On for IoT-Focused Distribution Agreement with NEXT

“The agreement will place a particular focus on the emerging Internet of Things market, with NEXT Biometrics promoting SDKs and reference designs for bringing its fingerprint sensor technology into ARM7/8/9 and Cortex M4 microprocessors running on Linux and Android.” NEXT Biometrics has entered into a new distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, which will sell the…

NEXT Biometrics Gets Major Order for A2 ASIC Chip

NEXT Biometrics Gets Major Order for A2 ASIC Chip

“NEXT announced it had completed testing of the chip in March of this year. Now, the company has received “a high-volume order” for the chip.” NEXT Biometrics has received a major order for its new A2 ASIC chip, the company has announced. The chip is considered a cornerstone of the company’s business strategy, aimed at…

NEXT Flexible Sensors Reach Mass Production

NEXT Flexible Sensors Reach Mass Production

NEXT Biometrics has succeeded in its aim of being ready for mass production of its flexible fingerprint sensors in Q2, the company has announced. It’s the result of a partnership with Taiwan-based display maker Innolux established last July, along with considerable investments in new production equipment. Now, everything is in place and up to spec,…

Q1 Update Depicts NEXT Biometrics On the Upswing

Q1 Update Depicts NEXT Biometrics On the Upswing

NEXT Biometrics has issued its Q1 update, depicting a company with substantial momentum. The company saw revenues of NOK 24.1 million for the quarter, down from NOK 31.8 million in Q4 of 2016 but way up compared to its revenues of NOK 5.2 million in Q1 of 2016. Its net loss came in at NOK…

NEXT Biometrics Announces New Clients Serving Tablet and Notebook Markets

NEXT Biometrics Announces New Clients Serving Tablet and Notebook Markets

NEXT Biometrics has two new clients serving the notebook and tablet markets, the company has announced. In a statement, the company declined to name the clients in question, but noted that they are “brand name” customers, “including a Japanese Tier 1 firm”. The companies will integrate NEXT fingerprint sensors into forthcoming devices. Commenting on the…

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