Category Archives: Companies

Infineon joins GSMA: security and broadband expertise for mobile industry

By | February 22, 2017

Feb 22, 2017 | Business & Financial Press Munich, Germany – February 22, 2017 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has joined the GSMA, the association of the mobile industry to actively shape mobile communications of tomorrow. The GSMA unites nearly 800 mobile network operators worldwide with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.… Read More »

CardLab acquires Stratos Connected Card Platform

By | February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017 CardLab Innovation ApS is pleased to announce that it recently acquired the Stratos Connected Card Platform.  CardLab is a Danish, world-leading technology provider of microelectronics to the powered card industry. CardLab worked closely with Stratos between 2012 and 2015 to develop and mass-produce the Stratos Connected Card – the world’s first and most advanced card-based… Read More »

New Headquarters: Interview with Dr. Torsten Maeser

By | February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017 TESTABILITY TIMES (TT): Why is COMPRION now building new headquarters? Dr. Torsten Maeser (TM): This has a couple of reasons: First of all, our company has been steadily growing so that our present headquarters, which we’ve been renting for 7 years, is way too small. We’ve already been renting additional offices in neighboring buildings for… Read More »

ITW to Present at Upcoming Investor Events

By | February 14, 2017

GLENVIEW, Ill., Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) announced the following investor events: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, E. Scott Santi and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Michael M. Larsen will present at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference on Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 from 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. (EST).   Senior… Read More »

Safran Identity & Security selected as the future exclusive supplier of the French health system’s cards

By | February 14, 2017

Safran Identity & Security has been selected by the GIE SESAM-Vitale to ensure the development, manufacture and personalization of the French health insurance cards, the “Vitale” cards. Through a six-year contract, the company will supply all the industrial services to ensure the delivery of the Vitale health e-cards which are necessary for the identification, the authentication and the… Read More »

Gemalto In A Bruising Transition Period

By | February 13, 2017

Summary A steep decline in the SIM card business has drained the growth from this leader in digital security, and a slower EMV transition in the U.S. makes it even worse. Securing and managing IoT devices and supporting the increasing security needs of enterprises and governments offer credible growth opportunities for the future. Gemalto’s shares look a little… Read More »

ITW Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend

By | February 10, 2017

GLENVIEW, Ill., Feb. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Board of Directors of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $0.65 per share for the first quarter of 2017. The dividend equates to $2.60 per share on a full-year basis. The dividend will be paid on April 11, 2017 to shareholders… Read More »

More control over card surfaces

By | February 7, 2017

The reputable trade journal Card Manufacturing recently took a close look at the subject of personalized banking and credit cards. If you’re not familiar with the article already, it’s well worth reading because of the insight it provides into new developments and opportunities. The author, David Tushie, is a long-established industry expert and independent consultant. He is also… Read More »

Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Welcomes Beijing Unionpay Card Technology Co. As Pci Recognized Laboratory

By | February 6, 2017

— BCTC Joins Global Group of PCI Recognized Labs to Provide Device Testing to Validate Compliance to the PCI PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Requirements — BEIJING, 6 February 2017 – The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and Beijing Unionpay Card Technology Co. (BCTC) announced today that BCTC is now a PCI recognized laboratory approved to conduct security… Read More »

KEOLABS receives EMVCo 2.6a qualification

By | February 2, 2017

KEOLABS EMVCo validation solution has received the EMVCo 2.6a analog qualification.KEOLABS tool for PICC validation includes a combination of hardware and software for testing contactless cards and handsets.In a statement, the firm said using a robot in a test environment allows to optimise the workload of test engineers and technicians by automatizing the most cumbersome repetitive procedures. In… Read More »

Infineon – Structural Growth Drives Excellent Start To The New Fiscal Year

By | February 2, 2017

Feb 2, 2017 | Quarterly Report • Q1 FY 2017: Revenue €1,645 million; Segment Result €246 million; Segment Result Margin 15.0 percent; earnings per share €0.14 (basic and diluted); adjusted earnings per share €0.17 (diluted) • Outlook for Q2 FY 2017: Quarter-on-quarter revenue increase of 5 percent, plus or minus 2 percentage points, with Segment Result Margin of… Read More »

ZWIPE Raises $4M in Preparation for Scale-Up

By | February 2, 2017

OSLO, NORWAY– 2 February 2017, –Biometric technology company Zwipe is pleased to announce that the company has completed a $4.3 million (NOK 36.5 million) private placement of new shares to existing and new investors, including its newest board member, Jörgen Lantto, and other members of the board. This latest equity capital round follows Zwipe’s $5 million financing in… Read More »

Qvivr Secures Series A Financing Round and Expands Product Roadmap with New Mobile Payment Offering in 2017

By | January 31, 2017

SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwired – January 31, 2017) – Qvivr, a mobile payments technology company redefining personal finance for consumers, announced it has completed a $5 million Series A round of financing. Khosla Ventures led the investment round with participation from global investors including one of the largest multinational banks based in Asia. This investment will help the company… Read More »

MACC Expected to Wrap Up Probe Into Iris Corp Execs

By | January 24, 2017

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is expect­­ed to wrap up investigations into two corporate figures at a government-linked company because their remand expires tomorrow. Iris Corp Bhd deputy managing director and acting chief executive officer Datuk Hamdan Mohd Hassan (pic), 58, and an international sales manager, 36, have been remanded since Friday. They are being probed… Read More »

De La Rue Lanka Secures World Class Security Accreditation

By | January 24, 2017

January 24, 2017 De La Rue  Lanka is celebrating their successful accreditation by external auditors to the Central Bank standard of ISO 14298.  This is a fantastic achievement for the site and follows the completion of a series of security upgrades at the plant to enable it to qualify for the accreditation. The ISO14298 accreditation standard is aimed… Read More »

Iris deputy MD arrested by MACC, COO to take over

By | January 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Iris Corp Bhd deputy managing director Datuk Hamdan Mohd Hassan was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over an e-passport project in Republic of Guinea. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, Iris said Hamdan had been alleged to have abused his power and to have been involved in corrupt practices in the e-passport project for… Read More »

Iris Corp deputy MD arrested over e-Passport Project

By | January 20, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Iris Corporation Bhd‘s deputy managing director, Datuk Hamdan Mohd Hassan was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for alleged graft involving an e-passport project for the Republic of Guinea. The company announced on Friday he was arrested the previous day for alleged abuse of  power and involvement in corrupt practices in the e-passport project for… Read More »

Evolis publishes 2016 results

By | January 19, 2017

French card printer manufacturer Evolis has announced its results for 2016, recording consolidated sales of 76.9 million euros during the year. During the fourth quarter of 2016, it posted sales of 20.7 million euros, a 12.5% increase on the same period in 2015. Evolis says this was achieved due to significant growth in the IT office channels business… Read More »

Synaptics Natural ID Fingerprint Sensors Achieve Industry-First Banking Card Test Center Certification

By | January 17, 2017

BCTC is China’s First Fingerprint Qualification Authority, Assigned by Major Banks to Manage Compliance Testing SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 17, 2017 – Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced its Natural ID™ biometric fingerprint authentication solution, the VFS7500S, is the industry’s first fingerprint sensor fully certified through the Banking Card Test Center, or BCTC. The… Read More »

Zwipe Gets New Distribution Ally in North America

By | January 16, 2017

Zwipe has a big new ally in its distribution efforts. The fingerprint recognition specialist has announced that Identification Systems Group, a North American association of identification system sellers, has introduced Zwipe products to its network.   The organization is over three decades old, over a hundred offices across the US, and more than 500 sales personnel “with local… Read More »