News Archive 2017

31.10.2017

NEXT Biometrics begins shipments of its next generation fingerprint module to notebook market

Oslo, Norway, October 31st, 2017: NB-2034-S2 is a first in a series of high performance, cost-efficient fingerprint modules based on the 2nd generation ASIC, NB-A520.

NEXT announces that the NB-2034-S2 fingerprint module has commenced mass production shipments.  This module has been designed to meet the demands of the notebook, tablet and access control markets in terms of performance and cost. Compared to its predecessors, the NB-2034-S2 module is based on a single semiconductor controller, NB-A520 ASIC, that comes with an integrated microcontroller, providing flexibility in product design as well a system cost reduction. The number of external components on the module is reduced by 67%, which enables use of a more cost efficient flexible circuit board, easier mechanical integration as well as a significant overall system cost reduction.
Addressing the needs of the commercial notebook space, this large area sensor module is offering the highest levels of security and convenience. With its fully bezel-less design, the sensor gives industrial designers the freedom for innovative designs.
This module also boasts faster response times and significantly lower power consumption relative to prior generations.  The scan current, standby current and finger detection currents have been optimized for a much more power efficient notebook solution.
NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre comments: “We are excited to begin shipments of our NB-2034-S2 to our first Tier 1 notebook customer.  This will impact our margins significantly from Q1-18. With this module, we are continuing to execute on our path to better performing, more integrated and cost-efficient products. These latest advances to our product line will contribute to pivot NEXT into a company with profitable revenue in all customer projects.”

 

ABOUT NEXT Biometrics:
Enabled by its patented NEXT Active Thermal principle, NEXT Biometrics (www.nextbiometrics.com) offers large high-quality area fingerprint sensors in both rigid and flexible formats. The sensors are can be implemented in a wide range of product formats, including smartcards, notebooks, time & attendance, usb-sensors, smartcard readers, secure tokens and access control systems and many more are targeted.

NEXT BIOMETRICS GROUP ASA is a publicly listed company headquartered in Oslo, Norway and with sales, support and development subsidiaries in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Prague and Shanghai.

Media and Investor contacts for NEXT Biometrics:
Ritu Favre (CEO), Ritu.Favre@nextbiometrics.com
Knut Stålen (CFO),  Knut.Stalen@nextbiometrics.com