Category Archives: Companies

Gemalto: Description of the share buy-back program following the decision of the Board on September 28, 2017 to implement a share buy-back program in accordance with the authorization given by the general meeting of shareholders held on May 18, 2017

By | November 1, 2017

Amsterdam, November 1, 2017 – The present document constitutes the description of the share buy-back program authorized by the general meeting of shareholders of Gemalto N.V. (“Gemalto”) (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) held on May 18, 2017 and which the Board decided to implement on September 28, 2017. The present document has been established in accordance with article 5 of Regulation… Read More »

Gemalto third quarter 2017 revenue

By | October 26, 2017

Third quarter revenue at €751 million, up +3.4% at constant exchange rates Revenue growth acceleration in Government Programs, Machine-to-Machine and Enterprise SIM and Payment revenue decrease in line with Company’s expectations Second semester revenue and profit from operations outlook confirmed Amsterdam, October 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO), the world leader in digital security… Read More »

Precise Biometrics revises full-year 2017 revenue and operating results guidance

By | October 26, 2017

Due to the strong competitive situation for Precise Biometrics´ customers, sales have not increased in line with the company´s previous projections. Therefore, Precise Biometrics revises its revenue guidance for the full-year 2017 from previous guidance of around SEK 83 million to revenues in the range of SEK 60-70 million. Due to the weaker sales development, the company will… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Reports 2017 Third Quarter and Nine Months Financial Results

By | October 26, 2017

Third quarter net revenues of $2.14 billion, up 11.1% sequentially and 18.9% year-over-year Third quarter gross margin of 39.5%, up 120 basis points sequentially, driving operating margin before impairment and restructuring(1) to 13.7% First nine months net revenues up 15.0% to $5.88 billion, net income of $494 million and free cash flow(1) of $194 million ST re-entered the CAC 40… Read More »

IDEX approved as a registered EMVCo vendor

By | October 25, 2017

Oslo, Norway, 25 October 2017 – IDEX, a leading provider of fingerprint solutions for mass markets, has been approved by the EMVCo Board of Managers as a registered EMVCo vendor.  EMVCo is an organization that facilitates worldwide interoperability and acceptance of secure payment transactions. This is accomplished by managing and evolving the EMV® Specifications and related testing processes. This includes among… Read More »

NXP Semiconductors Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

By | October 25, 2017

Q3 2017     Revenue $2.387 billion     GAAP Gross margin 50.9 %     GAAP Operating margin 6.8 %             Non-GAAP Gross margin 53.7 %     Non-GAAP Operating margin  30.8 %   EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Oct. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended October 1,… Read More »

Business progress update and invitation to IDEX Capital Markets Day in London on 2 November

By | October 24, 2017

Oslo, Norway, 24 October 2017 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass market applications, is pleased to issue this invitation to a Capital Markets Day in London on 2 November from 10am GMT. The event will be held at The Clubhouse Bank at 1 Angel Court, in the City of London. The IDEX executive… Read More »

NEXT Biometrics Passes 3 Million Fingerprint Sensors Shipped

By | October 19, 2017

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (Oslo Bors:NEXT) today announced it shipped sensor number 3 million this week, demonstrating NEXT’s proven ability to consistently mass produce fingerprint sensors with industry normal yield figures.  NEXT CEO Ritu Favre said, “Passing 3 million NEXT fingerprint sensors shipped, we have now over several quarters consistently demonstrated NEXT’s… Read More »

ABCorp Provides US Banks With Unrivaled Dual-Interface Payment Card Solutions

By | October 18, 2017

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — American Banknote Corporation, a leader in financial payment solutions, today announced that it has significantly increased its capacity to produce dual-interface EMV payment cards. New investments in industry-leading equipment, technology, and the strict qualification process of suppliers, has fast-tracked ABCorp’s PCI-compliant facilities to respond to the rising demand of contactless products. With strict attention to… Read More »

CardLogix Corp Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification for High Quality Smart Card Manufacturing

By | October 18, 2017

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CardLogix Corporation, leading smart card manufacturer and software developer, proudly announced today its successful migration to the ISO 9001:2015 Standard, the latest international standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS). As one of the first smart card manufacturers to achieve this new standard, the award is a fitting testament to the company’s unwavering commitment to… Read More »

Fingerprint Cards’ Technology Update On November 1, 2017

By | October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017 Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints) invites to a webcast Technology Update on November 1, 2017 at 14:00 CET.  The program will cover our core business capacitive sensors in smartphones, as well as up-to-date information on new segments and technologies such as Smartcards, IoT and Iris. We will also give an update on our view regarding In-Display and… Read More »

Truphone announces Cellnetrix acquisition to drive aggressive expansion into IOT and eSIM

By | October 17, 2017

New strategic acquisition to power global expansion plans, build strategic partnerships & develop new IoT services Truphone, the first global mobile operator, announces today it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Cellnetrix Group, a pioneering secure SIM OS solutions provider. Headquartered in Munich, Germany – Cellnetrix provides innovative secure embedded products, which have powered over 250 million… Read More »

Banca Transilvania takes the lead on the Romanian card market

By | October 13, 2017

Local lender Banca Transilvania is the largest card issuer in Romania with 3 million cards in its portfolio, and an 18.5% market share. The bank hasn’t specified how many of these are active cards. Banca Transilvania also ranks first for the volume of card transactions, with a 20% market share. The lender launched the first card in 2000.… Read More »

STMicroelectronics gives notice of early redemption of its US$400 Million 1.00% Convertible Bonds due 2021

By | October 11, 2017

Amsterdam, October 11, 2017 — STMicroelectronics N.V. (the “Company” or “STMicroelectronics”) announces that, in accordance with the terms and conditions (the “Conditions”) of its US$400,000,000 1.00 per cent. convertible bonds due 2021 (ISIN: XS1083957024, the “Bonds”), it has exercised its option under Condition 7(b) of the Bonds to redeem all outstanding Bonds on November 10, 2017 (the Optional Redemption Date referred to… Read More »

Third quarter 2017 statement of the Gemalto liquidity contract

By | October 10, 2017

​Amsterdam, October 10, 2017 – Gemalto N.V. (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO, “Gemalto”) hereby reports on the transactions carried out under the Gemalto liquidity contract independently managed by Exane BNP Paribas.​​ During the third quarter of 2017, i.e. from July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017 (included), the following transactions were carried out by Exane BNP Paribas under the liquidity contract: 534,975 Gemalto… Read More »

Evolis announces the official opening of a new sales office in Providence, Rhode Island (USA)

By | October 4, 2017

It is in charge of business development for North America and Canada.  A dedicated sales, marketing and technical support team of nine staff members including the sales director Xavier Ballarin, who was appointed in February 2017, will serve all clients in this region.   To accompany its growth ambition and expand its presence throughout the Americas, Evolis has been… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Announces Timing for Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call

By | October 4, 2017

Geneva – October 4, 2017 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that it will release third quarter 2017 earnings before the opening of trading on the European Stock Exchanges on Thursday October 26, 2017. The press release will be available immediately after the release on the Company’s website at www.st.com.… Read More »

CPI Card Group Reaches Settlement in Patent Litigation

By | September 29, 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 it has reached a settlement with Gemalto S.A to resolve the two patent litigation suits pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Under the terms of the settlement, CPI Card Group has agreed to… Read More »

Idemia, all the new Social Media accounts

By | September 28, 2017

Today it was announced that IDEMIA Group is the new name of OT-Morpho. Their new Social Media accounts are here: Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn Instagram Wikipedia (in French) There are still three website online, I would expect idemia.com to remain the only one to be updated after the two others will be shut down in due course of… Read More »

OT–Morpho becomes IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities

By | September 28, 2017

The result of the merger of Oberthur Technologies (OT) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho), the OT-Morpho group today became IDEMIA. The group’s ambition is to empower citizens and consumers to interact, pay, connect, travel and even vote securely while taking advantage of the opportunities of an increasingly connected world. At an event that brought together nearly 2,000… Read More »