The demonstration will use NEXT Biometrics’ fingerprint sensor coupled with NXP Semiconductors’ LPC54100 microcontroller for always-on sensor processing applications running on a smartphone.

NEXT Biometrics CEO Tore Etholm-Idsøe comments, “NEXT continues to enter into partnerships with world leading players targeting proven and robust high levels of security and convenience at a low cost. This process has been ongoing for a long period, and this demonstration with NXP marks another milestone in the process to improve the security of mobile devices. ”

Etholm-Idsøe adds that “we find that NXP with their focus on low-power and the NEXT offering is a natural match. NXP is a leading innovator in the microcontroller space and NEXT is excited to demonstrate a low-power, biometrics solution that enhances user convenience with mobile devices. NEXT is one of the key fingerprint sensor producers able to meet the high quality requirements for biometrics today.”

NXP Semiconductor’s Jake Alamat, senior director and GM, microcontroller segment product line says, “We are pleased to be working with NEXT on improving user experience in smartphones as well as other embedded low-power applications.The ability for the fingerprint sensor to be always-on while consuming minimal power provides unique opportunities across a wide range of markets.”

About NEXT Biometrics

Enabled by its patented NEXT Active Thermal principle, NEXT offers high quality area fingerprint sensors at a fraction of the prices of comparable competitors. A wide range of product formats including Smartphones, Tablets, PC’s, Doors, Time registration systems, Wearables, Payment terminals, Flashdrives, USB-tokens, Key fobs and many more are targeted. NEXT Biometrics Group ASA is a publicly listed company headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with sales, support and development subsidiaries in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Prague and Shanghai.

Investor & Media contacts :

Tore Etholm-Idsoe, CEO, mob + 47 922 32 439, e-mail
Knut Stålen, CFO, mob + 47 920 43 458, e-mail

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