IRIS Appoints New Chief Operating Officier

By | January 12, 2017

Kuala  Lumpur, 12 January 2017 – IRIS Corporation Berhad has named Choong Choo Hock as Chief Operating Officer, heading its Trusted Identification business. The appointment takes immediate effect. In this position, Choong, age 54, will report to IRIS’ Exco Committee and Board of Directors. Choong brings more than 32 years of technology manufacturing and operational leadership to this new… Read More »

Sourour Stanke Appointed New Head of Corporate Communications at Giesecke & Devrient

By | January 10, 2017

Munich, January 10, 2017 – Ms. Sourour Stanke (37) has been appointed the new Head of Corporate Communications at Giesecke & Devrient. Ms. Stanke took up the role on January 2, 2017 and in this position will report directly to the Chairman of the Management Board Ralf Wintergerst. She succeeds Kay Laudien, who acted as interim Head of… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Teams with Mobile-Payment Partners to Create Turnkey, Certification-Ready Solution for Wearable Devices

By | January 4, 2017

Mobile payments may go mainstream on wearable devices like smartwatches by taking advantage of a new ready-to-use payment solution containing technology from STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications. ST, G&D, and FitPay have used ST’s security chip to jointly create the first secure hardware and software solution that… Read More »

New Asia voice to chair IHMA

By | January 4, 2017

January 04, 2017 Manoj Kochar has been appointed as the new IHMA chairman – a move that comes in the face of continuing demand for authentication and brand protection holograms that provide effective security devices to counter global threats. The Asia region is seeing a significant amount of hologram industry activity and growth, with China still the major… Read More »

India – Govt to roll out e-passports with electronic chip, bio-metric security features: Report

By | January 3, 2017

January 03, 2017 After easing the norms for getting passports, the government is reportedly set to roll out stricter security measures to avoid misuse. According to a report in Economic Times, the Ministry of External Affair is expected to introduce chip-embedded e-passports which will ensure that the information can be verified electronically. The government eased the rules for… Read More »

Giesecke & Devrient announces shareholder investment in Korean Smart Card Company Solacia Inc.

By | December 21, 2016

Munich (Germany), December 21, 2016 –Global leader in mobile security solutions G&D plans to invest in Solacia, an affiliate of Hansol Group, in order to move closer to major OEM customer and to strenghten the cooperation on innovative new business fields such as IoT and Connected Cars. G&D will hold 16.29% of Solacia’s shares as a result of… Read More »

Zwipe Announces New COO, EMEA Sales Exec

By | December 20, 2016

Norway-based fingerprint biometrics specialist Zwipe has announced two major new additions to its executive team. Orlando Martinez has signed on as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer, and John Laws is now Director of Sales Access Control EMEA. Martinez comes to the company from a previous position as SVP of Business Development for Snarf Networks, an IT management… Read More »

Matica introduces world’s first desktop embossing technology with retransfer printing

By | December 20, 2016

Groundbreaking desktop retransfer card printer with embosser: the S3800, will be ready for orders early 2017. Also revealed for finance sector: the S3300, a desktop embosser, available in first half of 2017. Both product previews for debit and credit EMV card issuance prompted significant registered interest.   MUNICH, Germany, 20 December, 2016 – Matica Technologies AG, has accelerated… Read More »

Zwipe Strengthens Team with new COO and Director of Sales EMEA

By | December 19, 2016

OSLO, NORWAY– 19 December 2016, – Biometric tech company Zwipe is pleased to announce the addition of Orlando Martinez as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and John Laws as the new Director of Sales Access Control EMEA. Zwipe’s new COO Orlando Martinez has an extensive background in bringing innovative biometric technology to market and driving international business expansion… Read More »

CPI Card Group Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

By | December 13, 2016

December 13, 2016 Download this Press Release  LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CPI Card Group (Nasdaq: PMTS, TSX: PNT), a global leader in financial and EMV® chip card production and related services, today announced the appointment of Lillian Etzkorn as its Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2017, succeeding David Brush who will be ending his service as CFO on December… Read More »

De La Rue to acquire DuPont Authentication

By | December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016 De La Rue plc (“De La Rue” or the “Group”) today announces that it has agreed to acquire the Authentication business of DuPont Electronics & Communications (“DuPont Authentication” and “DuPont”, respectively) for a cash consideration of $25m. DuPont Authentication is a leading global producer of photopolymer holographic films and 3D holograms and associated software. Its technology… Read More »

SIMalliance Publishes Guidelines to Enhance Interoperability and Ease Deployment of SIM-Based Mobile Connect Authentication Services

By | December 5, 2016

05 December, 2016 – SIMalliance has published a set of guidelines which will make it easier for mobile network operators (MNOs), service and solution providers to deploy Mobile Connect services which use an authentication application provisioned on the user’s SIM card. Mobile Connect is a global solution, provided by the GSMA, for mobile phone based authentication, authorisation, identity… Read More »

IDEX showcased the world’s first flexible touch fingerprint sensor for SmartCards and receives massive industry interest

By | December 2, 2016

Published on 2 December 2016 Norwegian version of the release IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, has been exhibiting the world’s first ISO card form factor compliant flexible sensor for SmartCards at the Trustech Conference in Cannes this week, a global event for payments and identification. The CEO of IDEX, Dr. Hemant Mardia,… Read More »

MeReal Biometrics named Fintech Rising Star at India FinTech Awards

By | November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 MeReal Biometrics was declared a Fintech Rising Star at the India FinTech Awards 2016 held in Mumbai on November 26. The India FinTech Awards were launched in August 2016 to discover India’s most innovative fintech companies who would be able to showcase a well-executed working product and not just ideas. IFTA 2016 is organized by… Read More »

Chinese province Shandong chooses Evolis systems for the instant issuance of millions of financial social security cards

By | November 29, 2016

Angers, November 29, 2016 – Evolis, the worldwide leader in personalization systems for plastic cards, has been selected by the Social Security department of the Chinese province Shandong for the personalization and instant issuance of multifunctional plastic cards. The cards are co-branded by the Shandong social security authorities and six Chinese banks and combine a debit card with… Read More »

SPS thinnest inlay brings additional security features to passport polycarbonate datapage

By | November 24, 2016

November 24, 2016 Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) introduces one of the thinnest inlay in the world that expands into the hinge of a passport bringing new security features thanks to its ability to embed a specific image for each government while making the assembly easier for passport manufacturers. ROUSSET, FRANCE, November 24, 2016 – Smart Packaging Solutions, a… Read More »