Giesecke+Devrient Successfully Places a Bonded Loan of 200 Million Euros

By | July 23, 2018

Global security technology group Giesecke+Devrient has, for the first time in its history, placed a bonded loan in the amount of 200 million Euros. The company is thus taking advantage of the favorable conditions on the capital market. In view of the high demand from investors, the original target volume was more than doubled. “The major success of… Read More »

Abe Technologies, distributor of Galitt Testing Tools in China

By | July 23, 2018

Boulogne-Billancourt (France), July 23th, 2018 Abe Technologies Shanghai Ltd. announced its alliance with Galitt to offer the whole range of testing software developed by Galitt, KaNest® simulators and VisuCard® products in the People’s Republic of China. The distribution agreement allows Abe Technologies to sell and support Galitt’s simulation tools to facilitate testing and certification for any transactional system,… Read More »

Research: The Rise of Biometric Cards – Edition July 2018

By | July 19, 2018

This is a research about Biometric Smart Cards updated to July 2018. 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 the official… Read More »

Directorate Change: De La Rue appoint Chief Financial Officer

By | July 19, 2018

De La Rue plc (“De La Rue” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Willis as Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect and as an Executive Director of the Company to take effect on expiry of the Company’s Annual General Meeting on 26 July 2018. Helen joined De La Rue as interim Chief Financial Officer on 16… Read More »

South Africa – New Sassa card payment glitch raises concern among grantees

By | July 19, 2018

GRANT beneficiaries of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) are demanding answers after more than 700 000 people using the new South African Post Office issued Sassa cards countrywide were not paid their money this month. Other pensioners claimed to have received R80 and R20 when they withdrew money this month. Pensioners at the pension cottages in… Read More »

NXP Named One of World’s Most Impactful Industrial IoT Companies in 2018

By | July 18, 2018

NUREMBERG, Germany, July 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has been named one of the world’s most impactful Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) companies based on recent research by IoT ONE ( “From end-node to the cloud, NXP provides an unrivaled portfolio for supporting the incredible growth of smart, connected solutions for the IIoT – including microcontrollers, microprocessors, connectivity, analog, sensors… Read More »

HID Global Improves Automated Fare Collection for Public Transportation with the World’s First Calypso Light Application-certified Solution

By | July 18, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas, July 18, 2018 – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that HID is the world’s first ticketing solution provider to be certified to deliver more secure, lower cost, faster contactless tickets based on an open standard called Calypso Light Application (CLAP).  Public transportation authorities around the world no longer need to accept lower… Read More »

Biometric Smart Card containing IDEX’s contact-based fingerprint sensor has been certified by a global payment provider

By | July 18, 2018

Oslo, Norway – 18 July 2018 – IDEX ASA, the leading provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, is proud to announce its contact-based sensor has been certified by a major global payment provider. During a session at APSCA’s Powered and Next-Generation Cards Conference today a speaker, representing a global payment provider, stated that a contact-based card… Read More »

Versasec and Identiv Announce Technology Partnership

By | July 17, 2018

Versasec, a leader in smart card management systems, today announced its technology partnership with Identiv, a global provider of physical security and secure identification solutions. With the combined strength of Identiv’s uTrust SmartID Secure Access Credentials for converged physical and logical access control and Versasec’s vSEC:CMS for smart card management, the two technology companies will enhance focus on… Read More »

IEC – How to protect tomorrow’s critical infrastructure

By | July 16, 2018

Imagine a city the size of London thrown into chaos, as public transport grinds to a halt and traffic lights stop functioning …This is no longer the stuff of nightmares or the scenario of a disaster movie but a prospect that is getting more likely every day. Critical infrastructure facilities, whether power or nuclear plants, national railway and… Read More »

Bahrain – IT expert jailed for illegally renewing smart cards

By | July 16, 2018

An Asian IT expert who was working as a sub-contractor with the eGovernment Authority will spend next three years behind bars for attempting to illegally renew four smart cards. The accused only received BD40 from a cafeteria man to renew the smart cards, according to court details. “I discovered a loophole in the eGovernment Authority’s system, where I… Read More »

IDEX’s sensor for dual-interface biometric cards integrated by Feitian

By | July 16, 2018

Oslo, Norway – 16 July 2018 – IDEX ASA, the leading provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, announces that its sensors for dual-interface biometric cards have successfully passed engineering integration and validation at Feitian, a leading provider of user authentication and transaction security. “We are very pleased that Feitian is using our sensors in their dual interface biometric… Read More »

NEXT Biometrics Selects Former IDEMIA Executive Alain Faburel To Lead Global Sales and Marketing Organization

By | July 9, 2018

OSLO, June 9, 2018 — NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors: NEXT), a global leader in fingerprint sensor technology, today announced former IDEMIA Executive Alain Faburel has joined the company as chief sales and marketing officer. In addition to his history leading innovative and successful sales and marketing organizations, Faburel joins NEXT Biometrics with extensive experience in smart card and digital… Read More »

New IDs to deliver recognition, protection to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

By | July 7, 2018

About 900,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh will soon get credit card-sized plastic IDs that will help provide them another level of protection and preserve their right to voluntarily return to Myanmar in conducive conditions, according to the UN refugee agency. As per the UN estimates, nearly 700,000 minority Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Announces Timing for Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call

By | July 5, 2018

Geneva – July 5, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that it will release second quarter 2018 earnings before the opening of trading on the European Stock Exchanges on Wednesday July 25, 2018. The press release will be available immediately after the release on the Company’s website at STMicroelectronics… Read More »

Leading the debate on Digital Identity and Biometrics, in Europe

By | July 4, 2018

The European Union and EAB organises its annual conference (EAB-RPC 2018) to update its stakeholders on research and innovation in biometrics and digital identity. The 5th edition of the EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) will take place on the 24th and 25th of September 2018, at the premises of Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany. The conference is organized… Read More »

IDEX Biometrics becomes a member of APSCA

By | July 2, 2018

Oslo, Norway – 2 July 2018 – IDEX ASA, the leading provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, reinforces its commitment to the Asia Pacific market by signing as a member of APSCA, the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association. APSCA is the business association for payments and identity applications in Asia, covering secure smart chip-based applications to the latest digital… Read More »

Research: The Rise of Biometric Smart Cards for the ID Card Industry – Edition June 2018

By | June 29, 2018

This is a presentation about potential use of Fingerprint Cards as National eID Cards. This presentation it was presented at SDW 2018 on July 27, 2018 This work is licensed under a Creative Common Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. This means you can share and use part of, mentioning the original work, and that cannot be used entirely or… Read More »

MeReal Biometrics and Unikeys partner to place cryptocurrencies, for the first time ever, into the hands of the masses with a patented fingerprint card

By | June 29, 2018

Friday 29th June, 2018 (Hong Kong) – Advanced security technology company MeReal Biometrics Ltd and Hong Kong’s Unikeys Ltd together announce an exciting new partnership to provide people on the street with a battery powered and patented fingerprint card that they can use like any payment card to store their cryptocurrencies and transact without passwords, pin codes or… Read More »

IDEMIA and 10T Tech Announce eSIM Technology Partnership

By | June 28, 2018

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, is proud to announce today its partnership with 10T Tech, an independent provider of eSIM services for acquiring and managing eSIM connectivity. By doing so, IDEMIA will extend its eSIM platform to a larger base of customers. 10T Tech will provide their customers with a world-class eSIM remote provisioning… Read More »