IDEX, a Norwegian company specialising in developing fingerprint solutions for mass markets, announced on Wednesday 15 February 2017 that they had entered into an agreement with Chinese distributor Comtech, one of the largest providers of electronic components and solutions in China. Following the agreement, Comtech will serve as an additional distribution channel for IDEX in China. Comtech has placed its first orders for IDEX fingerprint sensors.
“The Chinese market for fingerprint sensors is large and growing. This partnership ensures that we have sufficient presence and logistical capacity in this important market, as well as enabling our direct sales team in China to be even more efficient in fulfilling customer orders,” said Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX in a press release.
“We are very pleased to partner with IDEX in China. The demand for fingerprint sensors is growing significantly and expanding from smartphones to other market segments such as IoT and smart cards. IDEX’s unique silicon and off-chip sensing solutions will have a lot of potential in this market,” said Jeffrey Kang, Chairman and CEO at Comtech.