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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…

Smart Suitcase Offers New Use Case for NEXT Biometrics Tech

Smart Suitcase Offers New Use Case for NEXT Biometrics Tech

NEXT Biometrics technology has found its way into something of a novel use case, with a client having integrated a fingerprint sensor into a smart suitcase. In a statement announcing the integration, NEXT Biometrics did not name the client and product in question, but did offer several details about the suitcase. Describing it as “packed with…

NEXT Biometrics Gets New Semiconductor Client

NEXT Biometrics Gets New Semiconductor Client

NEXT Biometrics has a new client, which has placed a $150,000 order for the company’s fingerprint sensor technology. In a statement announcing the deal, NEXT Biometrics declined to name the client in question, but did refer to it as “a Tier 1 semiconductor company”. Elaborating further, Ritu Favre, the company’s new CEO, said the deal…

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics. Favre joined NEXT as its new CEO in February, and the following interview discusses her reasons for joining the Norwegian fingerprint sensor company. The discussion reveals her priorities for the company in 2017, specifically concerning the burgeoning biometric smart cards market. Conversation then turns to…

NEXT Biometrics Completes Testing of New ASIC Chip

NEXT Biometrics Completes Testing of New ASIC Chip

NEXT Biometrics has completed testing of its A2 ASIC chip, which its CEO calls a “cornerstone” of the company’s strategy. NEXT says the ASIC chip has applications in smart cards, access control, and notebooks, and that the first order for the chip has already been placed. The company also says the chip could reduce costs…

Strong Sales a Highlight in NEXT Biometrics Corporate Update

Strong Sales a Highlight in NEXT Biometrics Corporate Update

NEXT Biometrics has announced its results for Q4 and 2016 as a whole, reporting a considerable uptick in revenues. In Q4, NEXT Biometrics saw sales of 31.8 million NOK, compared to sales of 28.4 million NOK in Q3 and 1.7 million NOK in Q4 of 2015. And the year as a whole saw revenues of…

NEXT Gets Capital Influx Along with New CEO

NEXT Gets Capital Influx Along with New CEO

Norway-based NEXT Biometrics is seeing an influx of cash from a big new order and a private placement. As Reuters reports, the order is valued at $100,000, and is for a new, unnamed client. NEXT says the order is from a “NEXT-enabled” market sector, referring to areas in which its low-cost fingerprint sensors offer a particularly…

Former Synaptics SVP is New CEO of NEXT Biometrics

Former Synaptics SVP is New CEO of NEXT Biometrics

“Meanwhile, Tore Etholm-Idsøe is staying on with NEXT as its new Chairman of the Board.” NEXT Biometrics has a new CEO. Ritu Favre, former Biometrics Products Division GM and SVP of Synaptics, is taking the helm from Tore Etholm-Idsøe, the company has announced. In a statement announcing the appointment, NEXT Biometrics Chair Brita Eilertsen emphasized Favre’s “extensive…

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