Norwegian capacitive swipe and touch fingerprint sensors firm IDEX has reported a loss of NOK 51.5 million (US$5.9 million) for the third quarter, compared to NOK 28.8 million in the same period last year.Total revenue was NOK 89,000 ($10,300) versus 182,000 crowns year ago for the period.Figures for the first nine months of 2015 show a widening loss, to NOK 151 million from NOK 85 million.Sales and services income showed a lesser dip, falling to NOK 172 million compared to NOK 194 million for the first three quarters of 2014.In terms of highlights for the quarter, Idex noted that its Eagle off-chip sensor is now in volume production for World Wide Touch Technology.”This volume order for Eagle strongly validates the advantages of IDEX's patented off-chip polymer sensor technology, which has major cost advantages over silicon sensors as well as having a much more flexible form factor.”This off-chip advantage allows IDEX to offer a much more competitive fingerprint recognition solution to both the mobile device and the card payment segments with competitive performance.”Activity across IDEX's sensor portfolio continues with major mobile OEMs with progress beyond validation to deep integration and compatibility testing at lead prospective customers.”Idex expects that recently increased sampling and integration activity will lead to design wins in the near future, leading to orders for commercial volumes.The company also reported “solid progress on development of a card programme with top-tier global payments partner”.The firm also “anticipates sampling of in-glass sensors in early 2016 and volume ramp-up commencing in the second half of 2016 given the excellent progress made in product development with IDEX's Fortune 500 partner”.