NEXT Biometrics

Former IDEMIA Exec Becomes Head of Sales for NEXT Biometrics

Former IDEMIA Exec Becomes Head of Sales for NEXT Biometrics

  “Alain Faburel’s leadership, background and experience will strengthen our ability to deliver outstanding technology to customers in the smart card, government ID, access control and notebook markets.” – Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics continues to bulk up on the personnel front as the company pursues opportunities in the emerging biometric payment cards…

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation starts with a review of her first year as the company’s leader and her major accomplishments in the role. The conversation moves on to the major security benefits of NEXT’s large area sensors and the demanding…

NEXT Biometrics Appoints APAC Sales Exec

NEXT Biometrics Appoints APAC Sales Exec

“Yu’s appointment is the latest organizational change undertaken by NEXT Biometrics as part of an effort to scale up its operations. “ NEXT Biometrics now has an Asia Pacific Sales and China General Manager, with former Crossmatch executive William Yu taking on the newly created position. Yu brings to the role his four years of…

NEXT Tech Certified for Aadhaar Use

NEXT Tech Certified for Aadhaar Use

“Looking to next steps, the company says it will begin selling its Scallop 3023-U fingerprint readers for Aadhaar projects later this year, and will sell 2023-U sensor modules designed for use in devices like POS terminals in the first half of 2019.” NEXT Biometrics has received STQC certification for its fingerprint sensor technology, paving the…

BRIEF: The Fingerprint Sensor Market is Still Rising

BRIEF: The Fingerprint Sensor Market is Still Rising

Fingerprint sensors are now a standard feature on contemporary smartphones. Yet while they’re more popular than ever, a number of fingerprint sensor specialists have had to contend with serious market pressures in recent months, with costs in the mobile market dropping and a growing number of competitors. That doesn’t mean the fingerprint sensor market has…

NEXT Biometrics ‘Gaining Traction in Most Important Market’ in Q1 Update

NEXT Biometrics ‘Gaining Traction in Most Important Market’ in Q1 Update

NEXT Biometrics has issued its latest quarterly update, and is celebrating progress as it pursues the biometric smart cards market. The Q1 results show a modest year-over-year change in NEXT Biometrics’ revenues, which came in at NOK 23.3 million, compared to NOK 24.1 million in Q1 of 2017. Its EBITDA also showed a small –…

NEXT Biometrics Starts Sampling Biometric Cards

NEXT Biometrics Starts Sampling Biometric Cards

“Shipping samples of our biometric module for smart cards marks another step forward for NEXT in this rapidly growing market segment and highlights the strong support among customers for our fingerprint sensor technology.” – Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics has begun sampling of its contact-based biometric smart card modules, the company has announced.…

Biggest NEXT Shareholder Increases Stake

Biggest NEXT Shareholder Increases Stake

“Greenbridge’s share increase offers a vote of confidence in NEXT Biometrics as the latter seeks to establish itself as a pioneer in the emerging biometric payment cards market, an area in which numerous firms including Mastercard and Visa have been highly active in recent months.” Greenbridge Investment Partners, the biggest shareholder in NEXT Biometrics, has…

NEXT Reports Latest ISO Testing Success for Biometric Card Solution

NEXT Reports Latest ISO Testing Success for Biometric Card Solution

“Most observers agree that for security and convenience reasons, biometric contactless payment cards are the wave of the future in banking and other industries.” – Ritu Favre, CEO NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics has taken another important step on the path toward commercialization of its biometric payment card solutions, and has further refined its timeline for…

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…

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