NEXT Biometrics Group ASA has lately received a number of orders within a range of new high potential fingerprint sensor markets. A total of 6 players have in the course of January placed orders for NEXT sensors to be integrated in new small mass market product formats.

The targeted products includes payment-, home- and smartphone-related devices. The customers have ordered SDK’s and sensor samples as part of their product development process. They all have requirements for large, high performance sensors and all target launch in H2-15 or H1-16.

Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO NEXT Biometrics said : ” The «Apple Effect» is starting to make a significant impact in multiple new market segments. The general acceptance of fingerprinting is increasing fast. All of the above customers have made it clear that they need the quality of a large area sensor at a very low price. In this market NEXT is the only player. These 6 new projects each represent 6-digit volume potential«.

ABOUT NEXT BIOMETRICS Enabled by its patented Active Thermal Principle, NEXT offers high quality area fingerprint sensor at a fraction of the prices of comparable competitors. A wide range of product formats including Smartphones, Tablets, PC’s, Doors, Time registration systems, Payment terminals, Flashdrives, Usb-tokens, Key fobs and many more are targeted.

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

Investor & Press 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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