NEXT Biometrics

About NEXT Biometrics

NEXT provides secure easy-to-use fingerprint sensor technology for authentication in the smart card, government ID, access control and notebook markets. The company’s patented NEXT Active Thermal™ principle allows the development of large, high quality fingerprint sensors in both rigid and flexible formats. NEXT Biometrics Group ASA ( is headquartered in Oslo, with sales, support and development operations in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Prague and Shanghai.


Headquarters: Oslo, Norway

Sales, support, and development subsidiary locations:

– Oslo, Norway
– Prague, Czech Republic
– Bellevue (Seattle), WA, USA
– Taipei, R.O.C.
– Shanghai, P.R.C. 

NEXT Biometrics (NEXT) is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

NEXT Mission

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“By developing and commercializing large, cost-efficient, high security fingerprint products, NEXT Biometrics will provide leading global system integrators and device manufacturers the means to replace password, PIN codes, signatures, photo-IDs and physical keys with the ultimate keys of security and convenience – the unique prints of the human finger.”  – Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics