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IDEX Aims to Capture Biometric Smart Cards Excitement at TRUSTECH 2017

IDEX Aims to Capture Biometric Smart Cards Excitement at TRUSTECH 2017

IDEX is getting ready to join the fray at next week’s TRUSTECH 2017 event, where the company’s executives will showcase its biometric smart card technology. The company has been busy raising its profile in this emerging market, with CEO Hemant Mardia having recently delivered a presentation at a sold-out seminar on ‘Biometrics in Banking and…

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…

Biometric Payment Cards Play Major Role in IDEX Investor Update

Biometric Payment Cards Play Major Role in IDEX Investor Update

IDEX hosted its Investor Update this morning in Oslo, and as anticipated, the firm placed a strong focus on the enormous potential it sees in biometric payment cards. In its presentation, the company drew a line between what it called the ‘first wave’ of biometric adoption and the ‘second wave’ that’s about to start. The…

IDEX to Offer ‘Investor Update’ on Nov. 9

IDEX to Offer ‘Investor Update’ on Nov. 9

IDEX will host an ‘Investor Update’ on November 9th, the company has announced. In a statement, the company indicated that the event will tackle highlights from last week’s ‘Capital Markets Day’, and that it will also go over “strategy, technology, market opportunities and outlook,” and “a Q&A session.” The Investor Update’s announcement comes on the heels…

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…

IDEX Bets Big On Smart Cards and In-Display Sensors

IDEX Bets Big On Smart Cards and In-Display Sensors

IDEX’s revenues are down in its Q3 report, but the company expects a big pay-off from its biometric smart card activities. A Costly Year So Far The revenues amount to NOK 3.5 million for the quarter, compared to NOK 8.4 million in Q3 of 2016. Likewise, revenues for the first nine months of 2017 were…

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…

IDEX Becomes Registered EMVCo Vendor

IDEX Becomes Registered EMVCo Vendor

IDEX has been approved as an EMVCo vendor, the company has announced. The approval comes just ahead of the company’s Capital Markets Day scheduled for November 2nd, which will revolve largely around the company’s escalating efforts to create biometric sensor technology for smart cards. In a statement, the company asserted that its approval as a…

IDEX Offers Further Details on Capital Markets Day

IDEX Offers Further Details on Capital Markets Day

IDEX is offering more details of its upcoming Capital Markets Day, and is already previewing the presentation it will make to attendees. IDEX will highlight its biometric sensor technology for smart cards to the assembled crowd. In a statement, the company asserts that the biometric smart card market “is now on the cusp of commercialization,”…

IDEX & Strategic Partner To Aggressively Continue Biometric Smart Card Development

IDEX & Strategic Partner To Aggressively Continue Biometric Smart Card Development

“Commenting on the agreement, IDEX CEO Hemant Mardia said, ‘We are really pleased that a key partner has made this strong commitment to our technology vision and product roadmap’…” IDEX and a strategic partner are doubling down on their commitment to biometric payment cards. The company has announced that it has entered into an agreement entailing…

IDEX to Demo Biometric Smart Card Tech at Money20/20

IDEX to Demo Biometric Smart Card Tech at Money20/20

Biometric technology is poised to once again be a major focus at next week’s Money20/20 event, providing a clear opportunity for IDEX. The company will be on hand to showcase its biometric solutions for contactless cards, soon after its smart card sensors went into sampling. In a statement, the company indicated that it will demo…

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.”…

IDEX To Showcase Biometric Sensor For Smart Cards At Money20/20

IDEX To Showcase Biometric Sensor For Smart Cards At Money20/20

“IDEX is performing its sampling at a time of intense excitement in the emerging biometric smart card market…” IDEX will showcase its biometric sensor for smart cards at this year’s Money20/20. The announcement comes soon after IDEX announced it had started sampling its smart card sensors at the end of September, with IDEX now reporting…

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…

IDEX Sampling Smart Card Sensors With New Clients in Asia Pacific

IDEX Sampling Smart Card Sensors With New Clients in Asia Pacific

IDEX is sampling its smart card sensors with new clients, the company says. In a statement, IDEX did not name the clients in question, saying only that they comprise “several new card integrators in Asia Pacific”, and that they are looking to government ID and access control applications. Commenting further, IDEX CEO Dr. Hemant Mardia…

IDEX Schedules ‘Capital Markets Day’ with Q3 Update for Nov. 2

IDEX Schedules ‘Capital Markets Day’ with Q3 Update for Nov. 2

“…IDEX has shown a strong sense of optimism about its prospects, particularly with respect to the company’s biometric smart card efforts.” IDEX is planning to host a ‘Capital Markets Day’ on November 2nd, 2017. The event will take place in London, with members of IDEX’s executive team slated to be on hand to deliver presentations…

FPC’s T-Shape Module ‘A Big Step’ Toward High-Volume Smart Card Production

FPC’s T-Shape Module ‘A Big Step’ Toward High-Volume Smart Card Production

Fingerprint Cards has announced a new module design for its fingerprint sensor technology. Called T-Shape, the module is intended specifically for smart card applications. T-Shape is designed to comply with ISO standards for smart cards, and FPC is aiming for Card Quality Management compliance as well. The module takes advantage of the ultra-thin FCP1300 fingerprint…

Leti’s New Proof of Concept Can Lead To Ultra High-Res Fingerprint Sensors

Leti’s New Proof of Concept Can Lead To Ultra High-Res Fingerprint Sensors

A new proof of concept “opens the path to ultra-high resolution fingerprint sensors,” according to Leti project manager Antoine Viana. Issued in a statement, Viana’s commentary refers to PiezoMAT, a European cross-industry collaboration aimed at exploring how piezoelectric zinc-oxide nanowires fostered on a silicon chip can be used to create a pressure-based fingerprint sensor that…

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