Category Archives: Companies

Evolis First-quarter 2018 revenue

By | April 10, 2018

Angers, April 10, 2018 – Evolis, world leader in plastic card customization solutions, posted revenue of €18.3m in first-quarter 2018, down 1.6% on first-quarter 2017 at constant exchange rates (-8.4% at current exchange rates).   Contrasted performances between business lines The Channels business line recorded revenue of €13.3m, up 2.2% (+9.7% at constant exchange rates). The Projects business line… Read More »

Malaysia – More investment in new tech

By | April 6, 2018

GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia welcomes more establishment of companies which embrace elements of new technologies such as smart manufacturing, Internet-of-Things and Industry 4.0.Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) Chief Executive Officer Datuk Azman Mahmud said the significant investment by Tactilis Sdn Bhd in Bayan Lepas, for example, would create business and job opportunities for Malaysians including adopting the technology in… Read More »

Grant of incentive subscription rights in IDEX

By | February 22, 2018

The board of directors of IDEX ASA resolved on 21 February 2018 to issue 5,215,000 incentive subscription rights to certain employees and individual contractors in the IDEX group. The grant was made under the company’s 2017 incentive subscription rights plan as resolved at the annual general meeting on 12 May 2017. The exercise price of the subscription rights… Read More »

IDEX ASA – Fourth quarter and preliminary year-end 2017 results

By | February 22, 2018

IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, reports revenues of NOK 2.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 and NOK 17.5 million in the full year of 2017. In the corresponding periods of 2016, the company reported NOK 12.5 million and NOK 38.6 million respectively.  The biometric card market is at an inflection… Read More »

IDEX appoints Stan Swearingen as new CEO

By | February 21, 2018

Oslo, Norway, 22 February 2018 – IDEX’s Board of Directors has appointed Stan Swearingen as CEO, effective from 1 April 2018. Stan Swearingen is today Chief Products Officer at IDEX. The current CEO, Dr Hemant Mardia will continue until 31 March 2018, and will then join IDEX’s Strategy Advisory Council. In his five years as CEO, Hemant Mardia has transformed IDEX from… Read More »

Deutsche Telekom Implements G+D Mobile Security’s Solution for eSIM Management of Private Users’ Mobile Devices

By | February 19, 2018

Munich, February 19, 2018 – Deutsche Telekom has conducted a tender process which resulted in G+D Mobile Security being chosen as the supplier for eSIM management of private users’ mobile devices. Deutsche Telekom is thus expanding its eSIM platform, in order to prepare for the increasing availability of mobile devices with a pre-installed embedded SIM card (eSIM), as… Read More »

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 »


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 »

Bundesdruckerei under new leadership

By | February 6, 2018

Berlin, 6 February 2018 – On 1 February and as scheduled, Dr. Stefan Hofschen (50) took over the helm as CEO of Bundesdruckerei GmbH. He succeeds Ulrich Hamann who is retiring after 14 years at the head of the company. Back in May 2017, the Supervisory Board had appointed Dr. Hofschen CEO with effect as of 1 February 2018.… Read More »

FIME’s acquirer test tool first to achieve EMVCo Level 3 qualification

By | February 6, 2018

FIME’s Savvi test tool is the first to achieve EMVCo qualification for a Level 3 Card Simulator. Savvi, used to test the connection between payment terminals and network systems, already supported EMV® L3 testing in-line with the guidelines of individual payment systems. This latest qualification accommodates the most recent efforts of EMVCo to align, streamline and standardize this testing… 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 »

Mandatory notification of trade in IDEX

By | February 2, 2018

On 21 February 2018, primary insider of IDEX ASA, Stan Swearingen received 4,500,000 incentive subscription rights under the company’s 2017 Subscription Rights Incentive Plan. Mr Swearingen, who is currently the Chief Products Officer of IDEX, was appointed new CEO of IDEX by the Board on the same date, and the grant is related to this appointment.  The exercise… 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 »