Innolux to mass-produce world’s 1st flexible fingerprint sensors

By | June 21, 2017

AIPEI, Taiwan — Innolux Corp. (群創), one of the leading flat panel makers in Taiwan, said Tuesday that mass production of the world’s first flexible fingerprint sensors is scheduled to kick off in the third quarter of this year. Flexible fingerprint sensors are the result of cooperation between Innolux and Norway’s NEXT Biometrics Group ASA. The two partners… Read More »

USA – $33K stolen at Columbia ATM; Sheriff says gang may be behind skimmers found at others

By | June 21, 2017

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department says card skimmers used to steal people’s card information are being found on automatic teller machines on a weekly basis, and that this crime is happening nationally. Sheriff Leon Lott explains how to spot a skimmer the next time you pull up to an ATM. [email protected]   RICHLAND COUNTY, SC A woman accused… Read More »

CPI Card Group Sponsors and Leads Panel at NBPCA Power of Prepaid Event

By | June 21, 2017

LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CPI Card Group (Nasdaq: PMTS, TSX: PMTS), a global leader in financial and EMV® chip card production and related services, today announced that the company’s Prepaid Sales Director, Peggy O’Leary, will be participating on a panel, “Myth Busters & The Next Big Thing in Prepaid,” during the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA) Power of Prepaid® event,… Read More »

UK – Contactless payments now available on Quaylink Q3

By | June 21, 2017

Passengers using the Q3 Quaylink service can use contactless payments from today (21 June 2017) Passengers using our Q3 Quaylink service can now take advantage of faster and more efficient boarding with contactless payment options. Ahead of being rolled out across all Go North East routes in early July, the technology is available on the popular, high-frequency service from… Read More »

USA – In 24 minutes, thief runs up charges on credit card after robbery off St. Marys Road

By | June 21, 2017

Yet another court case illustrates a crucial safety tip to stave off credit card fraud. The advice is pretty obvious, but not everyone adheres to it. A suspect in Muscogee Superior Court faced charges Monday of robbing an insurance agent on Matilda Lane — just off St. Marys Road near Buena Vista Road — and using the agent’s… Read More »

Juniper Research: Retailers to Lose $71 Billion in Card-not-Present Fraud Over the Next Five Years

By | June 21, 2017

BASINGSTOKE, England, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — New data from Juniper Research has found that retailers stand to lose $71 billion globally from fraudulent CNP (Card-Not-Present) transactions over the next five years. The research found that a number of factors, such as the USA’s shift to EMV cards, delays in 3DS 2.0 (3D-Secure) and click-and-collect fraud were key… Read More »

Precise Biometrics divests its Mobile Smart Card Solutions business area to IDENTOS

By | June 21, 2017

Precise Biometrics has concluded an agreement with German IDENTOS GmbH on the takeover of the Mobile Smart Card Solutions business area, which includes the business operation involving smart card readers under the Tactivo™ brand. This entails Precise Biometrics further increasing its focus on the Fingerprint Technology business area and freeing up resources for the development and sales of… Read More »

Syx Graphics, 10 years and 300 million plastic cards later, takes now the international road

By | June 21, 2017

Ieper, 19 Juni 2017  – Syx Graphics, market leader in the Benelux for plastic cards, card technologies and software applications, celebrates this year its 10th anniversary. Once started as a spin-off within the Syx Automations Group, Syx Graphics grew to a respectable employer and a high-end reference in its industry. With its 40 employees and a production capacity… Read More »

Philippines – BSP urges depositors to ask for EMV-enabled ATM cards

By | June 21, 2017

he Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Wednesday said clients must ask their banks to replace their automated teller machine (ATM) cards with the latest Europay, MasterCard, Visa or EMV-enabled cards. “We’re calling on depositors, all banking clients, that if they haven’t yet changed their cards to EMV,” they should do so, BSP Assistant Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier… Read More »

Cybercrime: Debit/credit card fraud in Navi Mumbai drops by 22% from Jan-May 2016

By | June 20, 2017

Debit and credit card frauds in Navi Mumbai fell to 300 between January and May this year from 365 in the corresponding period last year — a drop of 22%. The Navi Mumbai police have attributed the drop to increasing awareness programmes. After demonetisation in November last year, cybercrimes, including card frauds, have seen an upward swing in… Read More »

UK – 51% of card payments now contactless

By | June 20, 2017

Contactless card payments rose by more than a third in the last year, becoming the UK’s favorite way to pay for goods. New data from Barclaycard’s Contactless Spending Index has revealed another record-breaking year for contactless card payments. Fifty-one per cent of in-store transactions of up to a contactless limit of £30 are made using “touch and go”… Read More »

STMicroelectronics’ Shareholders Adopt All Resolutions at the 2017 AGM

By | June 20, 2017

Amsterdam, June 20, 2017 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced today that all of the proposed resolutions were adopted at the Company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), which was held today in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The main resolutions, approved by the Shareholders, were: The adoption of the Company’s Statutory Annual… Read More »

Statement from Supervisory Board of STMicroelectronics

By | June 20, 2017

Amsterdam, June 20, 2017 – Following the conclusion of the STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) Annual General Meeting, which took place today in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), the members of the Supervisory Board appointed Mr. Nicolas Dufourcq as the Chairman and Mr. Maurizio Tamagnini as the Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board, respectively. About STMicroelectronics ST is a global semiconductor leader delivering intelligent and… Read More »

Moving to Vertical EMV Cards: Advance Financial FCU

By | June 20, 2017

Schererville, Ind.-based Advance Financial Federal Credit Union announced last week that it began issuing a new Visa EMV debit card with a vertical orientation — a rebellious graphics-design maneuver highlighting some of the pros and cons of quite literally “upending” a long industry tradition of horizontal card design. “We wanted a new look that would take advantage of… Read More »

NEXT Biometrics Production Line Operational to Mass Produce Flexible Fingerprint Sensors with Partner Innolux; NEXT Collaborates with Customers on Smart Card Projects

By | June 20, 2017

OSLO, NORWAY–(Marketwired – Jun 20, 2017) – NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (Oslo Bors: NEXT) announced that NEXT is now operational with the world’s first volume production line to mass produce production-ready flexible fingerprint sensors with its production partner Innolux in Taiwan, reaching the milestone capability it previously forecast to achieve during the first half of 2017. The company… Read More »

SmartCard Marketing Systems, Inc. (OTC:SMKG) and CardLogix Corp Announce Partnership to Develop Seamless, High Security Closed-Loop Payment Solutions

By | June 20, 2017

NEW YORK, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – SmartCard Marketing Systems, Inc.,  provider of cloud-hosted payment solutions, and CardLogix Corporation, leading smart card manufacturer, announced today a partnership to offer seamless payment solutions that tie SmartCard Marketing Systems’ payment architecture to CardLogix’ smart card platforms. The partnership was formed in response to the increasing need to fight payment fraud whilst… Read More »

USA – PennDOT to phase in newly-designed driver licenses, identification cards

By | June 20, 2017

  HARRISBURG, Pa. — As part of ongoing security enhancements, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has updated the design and enhanced the security features of its driver license and identification card products. PennDOT entered a new contract with MorphoTrust USA in August of 2015 for the design and issuance of Driver License (DL) and Identification (ID) cards. Over… Read More »

Kona I And Fingerprint Cards Announces Partnership For Smart Cards

By | June 20, 2017

Kona I and Fingerprint Cards announces partnership for smart cards SEOUL, KOREA AND GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN. Kona I Co. Ltd. (Kona), a global FinTech leader and a state-of-the-art smart cards and payment solutions provider, and Fingerprint Cards AB (FingerprintsTM), the world-leading biometrics company today announced a partnership. Fingerprints’ cutting edge biometric technology will be integrated with Kona’s range of… Read More »

Thailand – New KBank JCB Credit Card for Japan Enthusiasts and Travelers

By | June 20, 2017

TOKYO, June 20, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – KBank and JCB International (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., have introduced the “KBank JCB Credit Card” to accommodate Japanese culture and lifestyles. A wide range of attractive privileges are offered, with first-year targets of 100,000 cards and spending of 2 billion Baht. Mr. Pipit Aneaknithi, KBank… Read More »

India – Madhya Pradesh to get nine new passport centres

By | June 19, 2017

BHOPAL: The Union government has decided to open passport centres at nine new locations in Madhya Pradesh. External affairs minister Sushma Swarajrecently announced the launch of 149 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) across the country, including nine in MP. “These will be in addition to four POPSKs announced by the ministry of external affairs in the… Read More »