The NEXT combination of high quality and low cost facilitates a wide range of new personal biometric devices. Turning fingerprint based authentication into a true mass market application is about being able to keep both security and convenience at high levels and still be both format applicable, fast and low cost.
Protected by a significant portfolio of approved patents and trade secrets, NEXT production cost is 70-80% LESS than the alternatives of the same quality.
Utilizing production lines used for manufacturing high-end displays, NEXT is able to market fingerprint sensors with high yield and high uniformity.
NEXTs sensors are coated with a specially designed scratch resistant layer. These films provide mechanical and chemical protection without sacrificing image quality. They are applied on top of the sensor surface at the end of the production process, at sheet or quarter sheet level, which helps maintain a low cost per sensor.
Similar coatings are used in several other applications today ranging from commercial, industrial and military markets, further validating the maturity and reliability of this coating technology.
NEXTs sensors have been tested and benchmarked against all major sensors available in the market today. Testing performed in NEXT engineering labs covers a wide range of elements, including :
NEXT sensors are fault tolerant, so in the event that one or several pixels are damaged by harsh mechanical, chemical or ESD attacks, the sensor and algorithm will continue working.
It also important to point out that even though the operating principle is based on heat, ambient or finger temperature does not affect sensing quality. This is because the sensor first activates the pixels (with a very low power heat pulse) and then reads a response; hence the distinction of the Active Thermal principle.
Cost, Performance, IP and Flexibility
70%-80 cheaper than same size silicon area sensors 20-35% lower cost than tiny competitive area sensors II Polysilicon technology allows robust sizes at low cost Company not forced to reduce size to stay price competitive
III NEXT owns and controls the Active Thermal Principle No close competitors No overlap with others..
IV The NEXT module design allows low cost and fast adoptions to customer integration needs at module level