Deploy your digital payment solution securely and easily via Gemalto’s platform connected to Mastercard® and Visa

By | December 12, 2017

Amsterdam, 12 December,  2017 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces that its Trusted Service Hub (TSH) can now offer a single gateway enabling issuers to connect to the Mastercard and Visa tokenization services, simplifying the way financial institutions can launchmobile payment services. Banks and other issuers are increasingly deploying multiple payment schemes for their mobile payment offering. Gemalto’s cloud-based… Read More »

Gemalto in the process of reviewing the unsolicited and conditional proposal by Atos

By | December 12, 2017

Amsterdam, December 12, 2017 at 07:00 AM – The board of Gemalto N.V. (the Company) has noted the announcement last evening of the unsolicited and conditional proposal by Atos SE (Atos) to make a cash offer for all issued and outstanding shares of the Company at an offer price of EUR 46 (cum dividend in cash) (the Proposal).  On November 28,… Read More »

Kona I and Linxens Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement

By | December 11, 2017

KONA I, a global FinTech leader and a state-of-the-art smartcards and payment solutions provider and Linxens, a global leader in the design and manufacture of microconnectors for smartcards and RFID Antennas & Inlays have signed a strategic cooperation agreement. Through the agreement the companies aim to conquer new markets in response to the growing smart card and secure identity markets.… Read More »

IDEX drives security and convenience for biometric cards with new large area sensor

By | December 11, 2017

Oslo, Norway, 11 December 2017 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, today announced a new large area sensor for biometric cards. Based on IDEX’s unique off-chip technology, the bendable sensor leverages the company’s advanced ASIC to deliver unparalleled biometric performance and optimal usability in biometric card applications. IDEX expects to begin sampling its large… Read More »

Idemia and FlexiGroup To Launch Australia’s First MOTION CODETM Credit Card

By | December 7, 2017

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, today announces its partnership with FlexiGroup, Australia’s market leader in Point of Sale consumer and commercial finance to launch Australia’s first MOTION CODETM credit card. Developed by IDEMIA (formerly known as OT-Morpho), the MOTION CODETM credit card1 is a high-tech payment card with a dynamic security code (CVV2)… Read More »

Gemalto eSIM technology enables Always Connected experience for new Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced

By | December 7, 2017

Amsterdam, December 7 ​​​ 2017 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is supplying the eSIM (embedded SIM) solution for Microsoft’s Surface Pro with LTE Advanced, the most connected laptop in its class1 which will begin shipping to business customers in December 2017. Gemalto’s partnership with Microsoft enabled Surface to become the first fully integrated embedded SIM PC in the Windows​ ecosystem. Gemalto’s… Read More »

45 Professionals Earn ICMA ACE Designation

By | December 6, 2017

PRINCETON JUNCTION, New Jersey — Dec. 6, 2017 – The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers, announced today 45 people who have earned an ACE designation with advanced expertise in the global card manufacturing industry in 2017. ICMA’s Advanced Card Education (ACE) recognition is the only industry-wide and… Read More »

Research: The Rise of Biometric Cards – Edition December 2017

By | December 5, 2017

This is a research about Biometric Smart Cards conducted from January through December 2017. The data presented have been collected through various means, including interviews with company representatives, shareholders, researchers, developers, and people involved professionally in the smart card and biometric industry. The views and opinions expressed in this research are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect… Read More »

Production of ID and bank cards in Nitra ends

By | December 4, 2017

The German company Giesecke + Devrient, which produces banknotes, security cards, payment cards, ID cards and passports, will close its Slovak plant in Nitra. The company announced the decision on November 30, the Sme daily wrote. The closure of the plant will impact the 370 employees who work there. The company noted it will offer them jobs in… Read More »

Malawi issues 9 million National IDs in six months

By | December 4, 2017

Lilongwe – Malawi has for the first time after 50 years of its independence issued biometric national identity cards (IDs) to 9 million people. The issuance of the 9 million national IDs follows the implementation of mass registration exercise completed within a six-month period spanning from May to November this year. Various stakeholders have lauded the initiative with many… Read More »

Afghanistan – Technically ready to issue e-ID cards: Telcom Ministry

By | December 2, 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Saturday said necessary preliminary measures regarding the provision of computerized identity cards have been taken. A statement from the MCIT media office said a gathering explaining the work process system of issuing electronic ID cards was held on a trial basis at one of the electric ID cards’… Read More »

World Bank Announces Settlement with Oberthur Technologies SA

By | November 30, 2017

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2017—The World Bank Group announced the debarment for 2.5 years of Oberthur Technologies SA (Oberthur), a French digital security company (now part of a company called Idemia). The sanction relates to corrupt and collusive practices under the Identification System for Enhancing Access to Services Project (IDEA), a project designed to establish a secure, accurate and… Read More »

Two “SESAMES Awards” for post-quantum cryptography on contactless security chip

By | November 29, 2017

Munich, Germany, and Cannes, France – 29 November 2017 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has been recognized with two SESAMES Awards for the world’s first post-quantum cryptography implementation on a contactless security chip. The prestigious industry awards were presented today at the TRUSTECH 2017 in Cannes. Infineon was awarded in two of six categories:… Read More »

New SECORA™ Pay brand: one-stop-offering for fast and easy production of payment cards and smart wearables

By | November 29, 2017

Munich, Germany and Cannes, France – 29 November 2017 – EMV®-compliant payment solutions face growing demand worldwide – with a clear path towards contactless and multifunctional use to increase user convenience. Under the brand SECORA™ Pay, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) bundles state of the art contact and dual-interface EMV* security controllers with the latest… Read More »

NEXT Biometrics and Tactilis Demonstrate First-Ever Biometric Smart Card Using Flexible Sensor Compliant with International Standards

By | November 28, 2017

CANNES, France, Nov. 28, 2017 – NEXT Biometrics and Tactilis today demonstrated the first smart card using flexible fingerprint sensor technology compliant with international standards. Tactilis has integrated NEXT’s advanced large area flexible sensor technology into its biometric-system-on-card (BSoC) to deliver a higher level of security and outstanding user experience for the financial, governmental and access control mass… Read More »

IDEX partners with Feitian Technologies to advance biometric smart card deployment

By | November 28, 2017

Oslo, Norway, 28 November 2017 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for worldwide mass markets, has partnered with Feitian Technologies in commercialising a dual interface biometric smart card for deployment in multiple use cases. Leveraging IDEX’s market leading off-chip biometric sensor technology, Feitian has developed a contact and contactless smart card for use in a variety of… Read More »

DOCOMO Develops Multi-Profile SIM for Smartphones and Tablets

By | November 28, 2017

TOKYO, Nov 28, 2017 – (JCN Newswire) – NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that in collaboration with Gemalto, it has developed the world’s first(1) multi-profile SIM for use through multi-carrier collaborations that can allow users to switch between profiles, which include data such as contract information and telephone numbers, on their smartphone or tablet in each country. The solution… Read More »

Identiv Continues Worldwide Smart Card Reader and Credential Distribution Expansion in Partnership with Market Leader in Smart Card Technology

By | November 28, 2017

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Identiv, Inc. (NASDAQ:INVE) today announced the company has entered into a distribution partnership with Universal Smart Cards, a market leader in the implementation of smart chip cards and technology. Identiv’s comprehensive, affordable, high-security smart card reader and credential portfolio is now available to more organizations in the U.S., Europe, and worldwide. Part of the company’s… Read More »

IDEX introduces pioneering remote enrolment solution for biometric cards

By | November 27, 2017

27 November 2017 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, has developed a unique new enrolment solution for biometric cards. This revolutionary, low-cost process allows users to enrol conveniently by themselves without the need to visit a branch office which is considered a barrier to mass deployment of biometric cards in the financial payment… Read More »