Category Archives: Companies

NEXT Biometrics contribution margin turns positive

By | February 16, 2018

Next Biometrics Group ASA is pleased to announce that the company recorded a positive gross margin for January 2018. This was the company’s first month with gross profit, and a confirmation that NEXT is on track to deliver on its previously communicated goal of generating a positive gross margin in the first quarter of 2018.  Implementation of the… Read More »

Invitation to NEXT Biometrics’ Capital Markets Day and Q4-2017 presentation

By | February 14, 2018

NEXT Biometrics Group ASA will hold a Capital Markets Day focused on NEXT advantages and key growth markets on Thursday 1 March 2018 at 09.30 Norwegian time. The event will also include the earnings review for the fourth quarter of 2017.   The presentation will be held at Høyres Hus, Stortingsgaten 20, Oslo. The presentation will be held… Read More »

FINGERPRINT CARDS AB: YEAR-END REPORT JANUARY – DECEMBER 2017

By | February 9, 2018

Cost alignment and refocusing Changed market conditions for capacitive fingerprint sensors for smartphones Action program initiated to improve profitability R&D resources redirected even more to new, emerging biometric markets Cash position of SEK 920 M Operating result for the fourth quarter, excluding non-recurring items, was a loss of SEK 9.9 M Provisions of SEK 121.9 M to the… Read More »

Entrust Datacard and Gemalto partner to deploy effortless and affordable instant issuance

By | February 7, 2018

Austin, TX – 7 February, 2018 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO), the world leader in digital security and  #1 payment card supplier, has joined forces with Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, to provide a unique, SaaS-based instant issuance solution for U.S. financial institutions. Instant issuance is a must-have for financial institutions In 2006,… Read More »

AdvanIDe establishes Presence in Mexico

By | February 7, 2018

SINGAPORE, Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AdvanIDe – Advanced ID Electronics – the leading independent provider of semiconductors for the smart card, IoT, NFC and RFID industry, today announced the establishment of a sales office in Mexico. Being one of the fastest growing regions for AdvanIDe, the Latin American market will be further supported with the addition of a presence in Mexico… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Named a “2018 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Technology Leader”

By | February 5, 2018

Geneva, February 5, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, was recognized as among the world’s most innovative companies in being named a “2018 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Technology Leader”. Based on a proprietary methodology that holistically assesses organizations to determine those at the forefront of the tech industry,… Read More »

MWC 2018: G+D Mobile Security Presents its Sophisticated Solutions for Securing Identities for the Digital Economy

By | February 5, 2018

Munich, February 5, 2018 – At this year`s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona (February 26th to March 1st), G+D Mobile Security will be showcasing its products and solutions under the motto “Protect what matters to you” by securing identities for the digital economy. Secure digital identities are vital for all digital products and services that are paving… Read More »

Exclusive Interview to Mr. Dong Su Kim, CEO of KSID

By | February 2, 2018

I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Dong Su Kim, CEO of the Korean Fingerprint Smart Cards developer Korea Smart ID, better known in the market as KSID. Q: Good morning Mr. Dong Su Kim and thanks for accepting my invitation to have an interview. Let’s start with few info on the company. Can you give us some… Read More »

NXP Honored as 2017 Top 100 Global Innovator

By | February 1, 2018

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Feb. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced that Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, has listed NXP – for the second time in a row – in its highly anticipated list of 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators. The report honors the most successful organizations in the world determined through innovative research… Read More »

ID3 Technologies becomes a recognized biometric operator in Bogotá and opens a local branch

By | January 30, 2018

Since the 2nd of February 2015, id3 Technologies has been responsible for the biometric security of daily transactions made by the 1,000 solicitors’ offices in Colombia. Every month one million transactions are now processed, perfectly secured and in compliance with Colombian law, thanks to id3 Technologies fingerprint recognition and identification management solutions. The Colombian National Civil Registry office… Read More »

Biometric smartcards expected to hit mass markets this year and IDEX focussing business to capture major share

By | January 30, 2018

Oslo, Norway, 30 January 2018 – IDEX, a leading provider of advanced fingerprint solutions, continues to make strong progress in the buoyant market opportunity for biometric cards, and is re-shaping and focussing its business to ensure successful volume commercialisation.  Over the past few months, the market for smartcards with biometric sensors has reached a critical inflection point. Several of the… Read More »

Terrapinn acquires Science Media Partners

By | January 25, 2018

Terrapinn, the global events company, announced today that it has acquired Science Media Partners (SMP), an international events and publishing company based in the UK and focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID – as well as the highly-respected news and information web portals – www.planetbiometrics.com and www.securitydocumentworld.com. Terrapinn’s CEO, Greg Hitchen,… Read More »

NXP Semiconductors Announces Automatic Extension of End Date of Transaction with Qualcomm

By | January 25, 2018

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Jan. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced that in accordance with the terms of the Purchase Agreement with Qualcomm, the End Date of the transaction with Qualcomm has been automatically extended to April 25, 2018. NXP continues to support and recommend the Qualcomm offer for acceptance to NXP shareholders. About NXP Semiconductors NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Reports 2017 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results

By | January 25, 2018

STMicroelectronics Reports 2017 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results   Q4 net revenues of $2.47 billion, up 15.5% sequentially and gross margin of 40.6%, both above the mid-point of ST’s guidance   Q4 operating income of $408 million, operating margin of 16.5% 2017 net revenues of $8.35 billion, up 19.7% year-over-year on broad-based growth 2017 net income… Read More »

STMicroelectronics announces change in leadership team

By | January 25, 2018

Geneva, January 25, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) announced today that Carlo Ferro, Chief Financial Officer and President Finance, Legal, Infrastructure and Services, has informed the Company about his intention to step down from his position at the same time as ST President and CEO Carlo Bozotti’s retirement, which will be effective at the conclusion of the Annual General Shareholders’… Read More »

Carlo Bozotti’s Succession Plan Announced at STMicroelectronics

By | January 25, 2018

Deputy CEO Jean-Marc Chery proposed as Sole Member of the Managing Board at the 2018 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and to become next President & CEO Newly-formed Executive Committee to become effective upon shareholder approval of Mr. Chery’s appointment Geneva, January 25, 2018 – As previously reported, the mandate of Carlo Bozotti as Sole Member of the Managing Board, as… Read More »

Magicard Hires Ian Cliffe as Chief Executive

By | January 24, 2018

Magicard, one of the leading global manufacturers of secure ID card printers, today announced the appointment of Ian Cliffe as Chief Executive to lead the business forward, following a year of strong investment and growth. Over the past 18 months since an MBO backed by private equity group LDC, the investment in Magicard has been significant and the… Read More »

IDEMIA Announces Acquisition of Otono Networks and Its eSIM Orchestration Solution

By | January 23, 2018

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, today announced the acquisition of Otono Networks and its industry-leading eSIM orchestration technology. Together, IDEMIA and Otono will offer a comprehensive eSIM lifecycle management solution to simplify the adoption of eSIM for both mobile operators (MNOs) and device manufacturers (OEMs). This acquisition marks the… Read More »

Sun Chemical Acquires C.T.LAY to Expand Portfolio for Plastic and Security Cards

By | January 22, 2018

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – January 22, 2018 –Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, have acquired C.T.LAY S.R.L.  Based in Modena, Italy, C.T.LAY is a global leader in pre-laid overlays, pre-patched holograms, and, through its joint-venture branch 4PLATE, experienced in lamination plates and sophisticated lamination plates with security elements and plasma coatings. “The strategic acquisition of C.T.LAY… Read More »

IHMA – New Board for 2018

By | January 21, 2018

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association has announced a new-look Board as it marks its 25th anniversary in 2018. The move comes as the global trade body sees increased integration of holography alongside other authentication and track and trace technologies to deliver overt and covert protection over the next 12 months. Corinne Murcia Giudicelli of SURYS becomes a full Board member… Read More »