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iPhone X supplier AMS shrugs off fears over 3-D sensor

Austrian chipmaker relies on facial recognition tech to grow in Q4 and 2018

Apple's iPhone X is expected to hit the shops early in November but there is speculation that shipment may be lower than hoped due to production problems with 3-D sensor components.   © Reuters

BEIJING - Austrian chip maker AMS, which makes an optical sensing part for the new 3-D sensor module used in Apple's iPhone X, on Tuesday dismissed speculation that the new facial recognition component is stuck in a production bottleneck.

"I am not nervous at all about it," AMS Chief Executive Alexander Everke told analysts during an earnings call when he was asked if he saw any issue with the production of the 3-D sensor. "We see very strong performance in Q4. I see very strong performance in 2018," Everke said.

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