NEXT Biometrics signs important distributor for Korean market

June 4th 2015

NEXT Biometrics has added WPG Korea to the company´s network of key distributors for it´s recently launched portfolio of fingerprint sensor modules. 

WPG Korea is a member of WPG Holdings the worlds No.1 Semiconductor distributor and the largest electronics distributor in Asia.

President of WPG Korea, Mr. CP Kwak says :  “WPG Korea is targeting companies that drive forward the internet of things and security market. In these markets, the sensor system needs to work reliably and safely. We believe the NEXT has very advanced technology and will play a key role in IoT and security markets.” 

NEXT Biometrics CEO Tore Etholm-Idsøe says: “We are proud to announce yet another keystone in our distribution network. We keep adding top class distributors for each market, and we rightfully see this as a proof of our competiveness in a fast growing market. WPG will serve Korean customers within traditional markets and in new exiting markets enabled by our unique  mix of size and prize.” 

About WPG Korea

WPG Holdings Limited, distributor of semiconductor components in Asia-Pacific region, serves as a franchise partner for over 250 world-wide suppliers, with nearly 6,000 staff in over 130 sales offices around the world, such as Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, India, Korea, and North America.

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, 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, Taipei and Shanghai.  

Press contacts:

CP Kwak, President,
Tore Etholm-Idsoe, CEO,, Phone + 47 922 32 439
Knut Stålen, CFO,, Phone + 47 920 43 458