Category Archives: Industry News

ICICI Bank launches co-branded credit card with Amazon

By | October 30, 2018

Mumbai: ICICI Bank, today announced the launch of a co-branded credit card in an exclusive partnership with ‘Amazon Pay’, the online payment platform of the global e-commerce company Amazon. Christened, ‘Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit Card’, the card offers best in the industry rewards points programme for the digitally savvy customers. This is the first card in the country to… Read More »

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference brings more than 2500 ICT decision-makers together from around the world to ‘work as one’ to advance power of ‘Tech for Good’

By | October 29, 2018

Dubai, 29 October 2018  ​The International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU’s) 20th Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-18) opened today with a global call for the world to “act as one” to connect the world’s nearly four billion people who remain unconnected to the Internet.  Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are already empowering billions of individuals around the world – by providing access… Read More »

UK consumers excited by the new biometric payment cards

By | October 29, 2018

London, 29 October 2018 – More than half of UK consumers (54 percent) would be ready to use biometric payment cards if they were available at their bank today, according to new research revealed by digital security leader Gemalto and conducted by GfK*.  For 82 percent of them, it would even become their preferred payment card – generating a clear ‘top… Read More »

Fingerprint Cards AB: Interim report January – September 2018

By | October 26, 2018

Highlights of the quarter Sequential revenue growth, strong cash flow and positive net result Cost reduction program proceeding according to plan The first volume order was received for FPC1511, the fourth generation of capacitive fingerprint sensor Third quarter of 2018 Revenues totaled SEK 431.2 M (841.4), a decline of 49 percent compared with the third quarter of 2017… Read More »

Gemalto third quarter 2018 revenue

By | October 26, 2018

Amsterdam, October 26, 2018 at 12:00 AM – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO), the world leader in digital security today announces its revenue for the third quarter of 2018. Philippe Vallée, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “As expected, Gemalto’s third quarter revenue was slightly lower as large programs in both the Governments and Cybersecurity businesses are being delivered in the fourth… Read More »

Zwipe strengthens team in lead-up to product certification

By | October 26, 2018

OSLO, NORWAY – October 26, 2018 – Biometric technology company Zwipe appoints Pierre Girod as Head of Certification.   Prior to joining Zwipe, Mr. Girod spent more than ten years at Mastercard, leading card and terminal testing and certification efforts. He served as Head of Labs Accreditation, served on the EMVCo Terminal Approval Working Group and was a key contributor in… Read More »

Gemalto decides to file a claim against the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (PBGB) for wrongful termination of negotiations

By | October 25, 2018

Tallinn, Estonia – 25 October 2018 – Yesterday, Gemalto AG (“Gemalto”) filed, in accordance with relevant provisions of Estonian law, a claim against the Police and Border Guard Board (PBGB) of the Republic of Estonia in front of Harju County Court for wrongful termination of the negotiations of the out-of-court settlement agreement. As announced on September 27th 2018, Gemalto regrets… Read More »

If your toothbrush calls you, it might not be for dental hygiene: the importance of securing the Internet of Things

By | October 25, 2018

Our world is hyper-connected now. Current estimates are that there are around 10 billion electronic devices with access to the internet and that number will have at least doubled by 2020. In addition to the many advantages and opportunities, the emerging ability of connected devices to impact the physical world has also created a new set of vulnerabilities… Read More »

AdvanIDe Expanding into Russia

By | October 25, 2018

SINGAPORE, Oct. 25, 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 an office in St. Petersburg, Russia. Primary focus of this new office will be business development and lead generation in new vertical markets that go beyond AdvanIDe’s current customer base in… Read More »

Identiv to Acquire Mobile Security Company Thursby Software Systems, Inc.

By | October 25, 2018

FREMONT, Calif., October 25, 2018 — Identiv, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE), a global provider of physical security and secure identification, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thursby Software Systems, Inc., an Arlington, Texas-based provider of security software for mobile devices. The acquisition is expected to strengthen Identiv’s identity offerings with complete solutions for secure and convenient logical access across smart… Read More »

Global Invacom Buys Malaysian Biometric Tech Firm For GBP200 Million

By | October 24, 2018

LONDON (Alliance News) – Global Invacom Group Ltd said Wednesday it will acquire the entire issued and paid-up share capital of Tactilis Sdn Bhd for USD200.0 million from Tactilis Pte Ltd. Malaysia-based Tactilis SB manufactures and distributes a biometric card management system, which allows for identity authentication using fingerprints, face recognition, and iris recognition. It recorded revenue of… Read More »

SPS and Oasys combine their forces to deliver easy to implement embedding solutions to all dual interface card manufacturers

By | October 24, 2018

ROUSSET, FRANCE, October 24, 2018 – Considering new dual interface cards manufacturing techniques should be made available to all smart card vendors, Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) and Oasys Technologies UK are entering in a collaboration to offer to the market an always easier access to new technologies. Thanks to this collaboration, smart card manufacturers will benefit from Oasys offer combining… Read More »

Gemalto celebrates 100 eSIM solutions deployed worldwide

By | October 24, 2018

Amsterdam, 24 October 2018 – The most recent generation of flagship phones and smartwatches works with the revolutionary remote connectivity management solution enabled by Gemalto. “eSIM around the world” is becoming a reality that will enable millions of consumers to seamlessly provision and activate a mobile subscription and connect their favorite devices anytime, anywhere. With 3.5 billion devices on the market by… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Reports Q3 2018 Financial Results

By | October 24, 2018

Geneva, October 24, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, reported U.S. GAAP financial results for the third quarter ended September 29, 2018. This press release also contains non-U.S. GAAP measures (see Appendix for additional information). ST reported third quarter net revenues of $2.52 billion, gross margin of 39.8%,… Read More »

Sony CSL Develops Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet Technology Using IC Cards

By | October 23, 2018

Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (hereafter “Sony CSL”) has developed a contactless IC card type cryptocurrency “hardware wallet technology *1 ” by utilizing Sony Corporation’s IC card technology. Currently, many cryptocurrency users are trading cryptocurrencies using online wallets *2 from the locations where they initially purchased their cryptocurrencies. When a user owns a cryptocurrency, what they actually own is not the cryptocurrency… Read More »

Introducing the Amazon Business American Express Card for Small Businesses in the U.S.

By | October 23, 2018

American Express (NYSE: AXP) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) launched the Amazon Business American Express Card today. The card, with no annual credit card fee, features rich rewards, greater visibility into each transaction, and provides an enhanced checkout experience on Amazon Business and Amazon.com that empowers small businesses to make the best financing choice purchase by purchase. Card Members… Read More »

Creating a Better Digital Checkout Experience

By | October 23, 2018

Consumers are expected to purchase $2.65 trillion of physical goods on websites, mobile apps and other digital platforms globally in 2018, up from $2.24 trillion in 2017, according to Juniper Research. While digital commerce has become a preferred way to shop for many consumers, we continue to hear from consumers and merchants that the online checkout process remains… Read More »

Veridos launches mobile facial authentication solution for eGovernment services

By | October 23, 2018

Berlin, October 23, 2018 – World-leading identity solutions provider Veridos today announced the release of a facial authentication solution called VeriGO® TrueID, which is set to enable the next generation of eGovernment services and as such presents a crucial opportunity for all governments seeking to keep pace in the ever-evolving digital landscape. It also brings clear benefits for… Read More »

G+D Mobile Security to Launch Mobile Authentication Solution Powered by Samsung SDS into North American market

By | October 23, 2018

DULLES, Va., Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security, a market leader in mobile identity management, is already working with Samsung SDS to provide a FIDO (Fast Identity Online) compliant mobile authentication solution in the European market and this will now be extended to cover North America. Its Convego® Mobile Authentication solution uses multi-factor authentication to deliver very high levels of… Read More »

FEITIAN Launches FIDO2 Products with FIDO2 Release

By | October 23, 2018

BEIJING, CHINA and SANTA CLARA, CA – On September 26, 2018, the FIDO Alliance announced through a Press Release that the leading technology companies were beginning to ship the products for the newly launched FIDO2. Today, FEITIAN Technologies US is announcing that it is now beginning to ship their FIDO2 Security Key products.  The FIDO2 authentication technology is… Read More »