Norway's Next Biometrics has won a third volume design-win for flexible sensors it has developed for smart cards.The firm been chosen as supplier of fingerprint sensors for a new smartcard applicationThe delivery of first call for 150,000 flexible sensors is targeted to start in H2 2017.On Monday, Next said it will showcase its new flexible smartcard fingerprint sensor at an upcoming trade show. The flexible fingerprint sensor technology, which uses the firm's NEXT Active Thermal principle, will be on show at Trustech in the form of polysilicon sheets and individual sensors.Tore Etholm-Idsoe, CEO of NEXT Biometrics, said, “A SmartCard needs to work every day, everywhere, indoors and outdoors for close to 100% of the targeted population. Having already secured the first two volume smartcard orders within the fingerprint sensor industry, we remain confident that NEXT is uniquely positioned within this massive opportunity space.” Radek Matyasek, VP Sales EMEA and SmartCard segment sales at NEXT, said, “At Cartes we will be showing our flexible sensor in the format of polysilicon sheets as well as singulated sensors. For the first time, we will also demonstrate fully functional demonstrators of our technology built into 0.76 mm (ISO ID-1 thickness) rigid smartcards.”