Category Archives: Companies

SmartMetric Continues To Build Out Its Sales And Distributed Manufacturing Base With A Distribution And Sales Agreement With One Of Argentina’s Largest Credit Card Manufacturers

By | August 21, 2018

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB:SMME) – SmartMetric has signed a Sales and Distribution Agreement with GPC (General Plastic Corp S.A.) who is one of the largest credit card manufacturers in Argentina.  “We are excited about this new relationship with GPC as it gives us direct entrée into the largest Banks issuing credit cards in… Read More »

Mandatory Notice of Trade in IDEX – Incentive Subscription Rights

By | August 16, 2018

On 15 August 2018 the following two primary insiders were granted incentive subscription rights under the company’s 2018 incentive subscription rights plan as resolved at the annual general meeting on 9 May 2018. Adviser Larry Ciaccia, who is also a shareholder-elected board member, was granted 600,000 incentive subscription rights to shares in IDEX. The exercise price of the… Read More »

IDEX ASA – Second half of 2018 results

By | August 16, 2018

Oslo, Norway – 16 August 2018 – IDEX ASA, the leading provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, continues to make significant progress and remains decisively focused on solidifying its leadership position in the market for biometric cards. The company has finalized commercial discussions with specific customers, and is awaiting volume orders for its sensors.  In 2018,… Read More »

Precise Biometrics – Interim report for the period January to June 2018

By | August 15, 2018

INTERIM REPORT FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY TO JUNE 2018 SECOND QUARTER  Net sales for the remaining operation totaled SEK 18.7 (20.1) million. The operating profit/loss for the remaining operation for the quarter totaled SEK -3.3 (0.5) million. The profit/loss for the period for the remaining operation totaled SEK -4.1 (0.2) million. Earnings per share for the remaining operation… Read More »

Thales and Gemalto announce Regulatory Clearance from the Minister of Innovation in Canada

By | August 14, 2018

Paris La Défense, 14 August 2018, 18:00 ​ – Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 27 March 2018 in relation to the launch of the recommended all-cash offer by Thales for all the issued and outstanding shares of Gemalto (the “Offer”), the publication of the… Read More »

Smart Cards Using NEXT Biometrics Fingerprint Sensors Now Shipping From Tactilis to Key Customers

By | August 14, 2018

OSLO, Norway, Aug 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors: NEXT), a global leader in fingerprint sensor technology and Tactilis Pte. Limited, a Singapore-based trusted partner in authentication and ID management services, today announced Tactilis has begun first volume shipments of biometric smart card products incorporating NEXT’s unique fingerprint sensor technology. An initial run of 25,000 smart cards has been… Read More »

Invitation to IDEX’s presentation and webcast of the results for the second quarter of 2018

By | August 13, 2018

IDEX ASA will release its interim report for the first half of 2018 on Thursday 16 August 2018. The company will host a presentation at the Vika Atrium Conference Centre in Oslo at 09:00 CET. Management will be represented by CEO Stan Swearingen, CFO Henrik Knudtzon and SVP Global Sales and Marketing David Orme. The presentation will be broadcasted… Read More »

As previously announced, Thales further extends the acceptance period of the offer for Gemalto and remains confident that the acquisition will be completed by year end 2018

By | August 10, 2018

Paris La Défense, 10 August 2018 – 07:00 Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 27 March 2018 in relation to the launch of the recommended all-cash offer by Thales for all the issued and outstanding shares of Gemalto (the “Offer”), the publication of the… Read More »

Workz becomes region’s first GSMA-certified eSIM factory

By | August 7, 2018

7 August 2018, Dubai, UAE: Workz Group, the mobile solutions and serialized software specialist based in Dubai Production City, has become the Middle East and Africa’s first manufacturer to be certified by the GSMA for production of the SIM with eUICC software – a key component in the Internet of Things sector that will enable the remote management of… Read More »

Ebtikar attains GSMA Security Accreditation

By | August 4, 2018

EBTIKAR Card Systems, an Etisalat Group subsidiary, announced that its advanced production center in Ajman renewed Security Accreditation Scheme (SAS) certification from the global organization ‘Global System for Mobile Communications’ (GSMA). GSMA SAS qualification is the highest standard of safety and data protection in smart card industry. Currently, there are 30 SAS certified companies worldwide. Ebtikar remains one… Read More »

NXP Semiconductors Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

By | July 26, 2018

Announces $5 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization and Termination of Qualcomm and NXP Purchase Agreement       Q2 2018 Revenue $2.290 billion GAAP Gross margin 51.5% GAAP Operating margin 6.0%     Non-GAAP Gross margin 52.8% Non-GAAP Operating margin 27.0%     EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, July 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today reported financial results for the second quarter 2018 ended July 1, 2018.  The… Read More »

De La Rue: 2018 AGM Statement

By | July 26, 2018

At De La Rue plc’s (“De La Rue” or “the Group”) Annual General Meeting to be held today, Philip Rogerson, Chairman of De La Rue, will make the following statement. Current trading and outlook The Board’s expectations for 2018/19 remain unchanged. The Group’s order book remains strong at the end of the first quarter, providing good visibility at this early stage… Read More »

Qualcomm Announces Termination of NXP Acquisition and Board Authorization for $30 Billion Stock Repurchase Program

By | July 26, 2018

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) (“Qualcomm” or “the Company”) today announced the termination of the acquisition of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) (“NXP”) by Qualcomm River Holdings B.V., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, effective immediately. In accordance with the terms of the purchase agreement, Qualcomm River Holdings will pay a termination fee of $2 billion to NXP… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Reports Q2 2018 Financial Results

By | July 25, 2018

Q2 net revenues $2.27 billion (up 18.0% Y/Y), operating margin 12.7%, net income $261 million Q2 Y/Y revenue performance balanced across product groups, regions and end markets Q3 business outlook at mid-point: net revenues up about 10.0% Q/Q, gross margin about 40.0%   Geneva, July 25, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the… Read More »

Commencement of construction of Hua Hong’s newest base for IC research, development and manufacturing

By | July 25, 2018

WUXI, China, July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A Commencement Ceremony was held for the first set of 2018 major projects in the Wuxi High-Tech Development Zone in the first half of the year, marked by the start of construction of Hua Hong’s IC research, development and manufacturing base in Wuxi. The rapid development and increased investment into applications such as… Read More »

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 »

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 »