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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 »

NXP Semiconductors Announces the Timing of the Release of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

By | January 19, 2018

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Jan. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results after the close of extended trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 EDT. NXP will not hold an earnings call nor provide forward guidance for the first quarter of 2018 due to… Read More »

Cardtek And Priority Group Holdings Announce Partnership to Deliver Next Generation Payment Solutions, in Africa

By | January 18, 2018

Cardtek, the world’s leading provider of innovative end-to-end payment solutions and technology, today announced its partnership with Priority Group Holdings, a leading system integrator company which provides new technology platforms for a diverse network of clients operating in the healthcare, education and financial industries, to deliver payment solutions and services around Cardtek Payment Platform in Africa PRETORIA & ISTANBUL, JAN. 18,… Read More »

Zwipe’s Latest Capital Raise Increased To $5.5 Million

By | January 18, 2018

OSLO, NORWAY – 17 January 2018, – Biometric technology company Zwipe is pleased to announce that the company in December 2017 raised an additional $1.2 million (NOK 9.6 million) in relation to the $4.3 million (NOK 35 million) private placement of new shares to existing and new investors announced 30 November 2017. This latest round of financing then… Read More »

Update on the intended offer by Thales for Gemalto

By | January 12, 2018

Paris La Défense, Amsterdam, 12 January 2018 – Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 17 December 2017 in respect of the intended recommended all-cash offer by Thales for all the issued and outstanding ordinary shares in the capital of Gemalto at an offer price of… Read More »

Fourth quarter and second semester 2017 statement of the Gemalto liquidity contract

By | January 11, 2018

Amsterdam, January 11, 2018 – Gemalto N.V. (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO, “Gemalto”) hereby reports on the resources available on the liquidity account as at December 31, 2017 and the transactions carried out under the Gemalto liquidity contract independently managed by Exane BNP Paribas. As at December 31, 2017, the following resources were available on the liquidity account: 0 Gemalto shares € 9,942,097… Read More »

IDEMIA Announces a Change in Its Top Management Team, with a View to Building on Its Global Leadership in Augmented Identity

By | January 11, 2018

IDEMIA today presented a change in top management by announcing a series of appointments, in order to consolidate its market leadership and speed up operational integration. COLOMBES, France Didier LAMOUCHE, CEO of IDEMIA, today announced the appointment of two new members of IDEMIA’s Executive Committee. Philippe BARREAU (formerly MD of SICPA SA, a Swiss company providing secured identification and authentication… Read More »

IDEX hosts Investor presentation at CES

By | January 10, 2018

Oslo, Norway, 10 January 2018 – IDEX, a leading provider of advanced fingerprint solutions, is today hosting an Investor presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas The Investor presentation will be hosted in the Sands Expo meeting hall at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time and be… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Announces Timing for Fourth Quarter / Full-Year 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call

By | January 8, 2018

Geneva – January 8, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that it will release fourth quarter/full year 2017 earnings before the opening of trading on the European Stock Exchanges onThursday, January 25, 2018. The press release will be available immediately after the release on the Company’s website at www.st.com.… Read More »

Pakistan – Senate Standing Committee to recommend issuance of NOC to NSPC/PSPC

By | January 6, 2018

KARACHI: Standing Committee of Senate on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs will recommend government to issue no objection certificate (NOC) to both Pakistan Security Printing Press (PSPC) and National Security Printing Corporation (NSPC) so that they may also offer its services to the private sector. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Saleem Mandviwalla talking to APP Friday, following a… Read More »

Gemalto: Certain mandatory disclosures under the Dutch offer rules

By | December 22, 2017

Amsterdam, December 22, 2017 at 11:00 PM – Following the formal announcement on December 17, 2017 in respect of Thales’ intended recommended all-cash offer for all issued and outstanding ordinary shares (“Shares”) of Gemalto N.V. (“Gemalto”) (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), all transactions by Gemalto concerning Shares are to be announced in a press release under the Dutch public offer rules.… Read More »

Datasonic launches factory to manufacture new e-passports

By | December 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 21): Datasonic Group Bhd has today launched its new factory in Petaling Jaya to manufacture the new generation of the electronic international Malaysian passport (e-passport). “I am excited with the launch of our new factory, equipped with all the necessary machinery and relevant technology capabilities,” said the group’s chairman General Tan Sri Dr Mohamed Hashim… Read More »