Category Archives: Industry News

MCO Visa Cards Start Shipping in Singapore

By | October 22, 2018

Today, MCO Visa Cards began shipping to customers in Singapore. The MCO Visa Card is a prepaid card range that features high-end metal cards with no annual or monthly fees, airport lounge access for select cards, free ATM withdrawals, tap-and-pay functionality, and competitive interbank rates. Reservations for the MCO Visa Card are made using a mobile wallet app which… Read More »

Zwipe and Tappy Technologies launch biometric enabled wearables payment partnership and licensing agreement

By | October 22, 2018

LAS VEGAS, USA – October 22, 2018 – Biometric technology company Zwipe and pioneering wearables technology company Tappy Technologies are proud to announce their partnership to jointly develop and launch biometric enabled wearable payment, access and digital authentication devices. With this agreement Tappy Technologies will be licensing Zwipe’s core intellectual property, enabling biometric authentication in a range of… Read More »

New Partnership Aims to Make Payments More Sustainable

By | October 19, 2018

PURCHASE, NY – October 19, 2018 – For many years, the idea of going green in payments has been limited to linking purchases and accounts with donations to environmental causes and carbon offsets. These programs have had an impact in terms of awareness and raising much-needed funds. Now, there’s an opportunity to put these efforts into action across a… Read More »

purewrist® Announces Global Availability of Its Contactless MasterCard-Certified EMV Payment and Transaction Wristband Based on NXP SmartMX Technology

By | October 19, 2018

NEW YORK (PRWEB) OCTOBER 19, 2018 Purewrist®, makers of a contactless payment and OEM transaction wristband, today announced the global commercial availability of its secure EMV-compliant, white-label payment platform, which recently received full certification from MasterCard. The wristband is based on NXP® Semiconductor’s SmartMX® platform for highly secure and fast data transactions with billions of ICs serving banks and government… Read More »

Goode Intelligence forecasts that almost 579 million biometric payment cards will be in use around the world by 2023 to enable frictionless customer authentication for higher-value contactless card transactions

By | October 18, 2018

London, United Kingdom – 18 October 2018 – Goode Intelligence’s (www.goodeintelligence.com) latest research, Biometrics for Payments; Market and Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2018-2023 – Second Edition, reveals that biometrics has become an important tool in the fight against fraud in almost all of the channels that payment is supported.  Goode Intelligence predicts that there will be over 2.6… Read More »

Societe Generale, the first bank in France to experiment with the biometric card

By | October 18, 2018

After having been the first bank in France to launch a new generation card equipped with a dynamic card verification value / code already adopted by more than 400,0000 clients*, Societe Generale is now experimenting with the biometric bank card. Contactless payment is now widely accepted among French people, with almost two billion transactions forecast in 2018**.In order… Read More »

Signing Off: Mastercard Moves Beyond Signatures Worldwide

By | October 18, 2018

Mastercard is the first network to make signatures optional on the card and in the store PURCHASE, NY – October 18, 2018 – As advancements in technology and security change how people pay and verify their identity, Mastercard today announced that cardholder signatures will now be optional, both on the card and on receipts. For cardholders, not needing to sign creates a… Read More »

SPS offers new active anti-skimming security features for ePassports

By | October 18, 2018

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS), introduces S-LOCK®, a new and active anti-skimming solution delivering additional security for citizen passport data.   ROUSSET, FRANCE, October 18, 2018 – With the increasing deployment of electronic passports all over the world, governments are under pressure to deliver ID documents that protect their citizens’ biometric data in their day-to-day life. One of the main fears… Read More »

Maxim Unveils Industry’s First Authenticator IC with SHA3-256 Cryptographic Engine

By | October 17, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Oct. 17, 2018—Embedded systems designers can now easily and cost-effectively integrate the industry’s most advanced crypto-strong authentication into their designs with the DS28E50 DeepCover®secure hash algorithm 3 (SHA3-256) authenticator IC from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). With SHA3-256, the DS28E50 delivers the latest technology for challenge-and-response authentication, providing the strongest defense against counterfeiting, unauthorized usage and other… Read More »

STMicroelectronics and Fidesmo Bring Secure Contactless Transactions to Wearables in Complete Payment System-on-Chip

By | October 17, 2018

STPay-Boost IC combines hardware secure element with proprietary NFC-boost technology for superior contactless performance Fidesmo OTA personalization/tokenization platform completes the solution as a turnkey payment system-on-chip Compact single-chip form factor ideal for smart watches, wristbands, connected jewelry: confirmed by Swedish hybrid smart-watch maker Kronaby   Geneva, Switzerland; Stockholm, Sweden, October 17, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving… Read More »

Thales and Gemalto are granted regulatory clearance from the competition commission in South Africa

By | October 16, 2018

16 October 2018 – Paris La Défense – 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 Offer… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Introduces STM32L5 Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers for a More Secured IoT

By | October 16, 2018

Geneva, October 16, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is bringing sophisticated cyber-protection to power-conscious connected devices with the new STM32L5 microcontroller (MCU) series featuring the Arm® Cortex®-M33 core. Building on the Cortex-M33, which boosts protection for small devices by integrating Arm’s TrustZone® hardware-based security, ST’s STM32L5-series MCUs add further enhancements… Read More »

Entrust Datacard Appoints Karen Kaukol Chief Marketing Officer

By | October 16, 2018

Kaukol will lead global marketing strategy to drive accelerated growth and increased market share across the company’s portfolio of trusted identity and issuance solutions MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and issuance technology solutions, today announced that Karen Kaukol has been named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for the company. In her new role, Kaukol is… Read More »

KEOLABS selected by BCTC for EMVCo 3.0

By | October 16, 2018

As a leading provider of test tools for the EMV® Level 1 Contactless market, KEOLABS has been selected by BCTC for their EMVCo 3.0 test bench upgrading 16 October 2018, Montbonnot, FRANCE – EMVCo, after issuing the release v3.0 of its analog and digital test cases for cards, mobiles and readers, will soon start the qualification of testing laboratories for… Read More »

Research: The Rise of Biometric Cards – Edition Q4 2018

By | October 16, 2018

This is a research about Biometric Smart Cards updated to October 2018. The data presented have been collected through various means, including interviews with company representatives, shareholders, researchers, developers, and people involved professionally in the smart card and biometric industry. The views and opinions expressed in this research are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official… Read More »

IDEMIA appoints Yann Delabrière as Group CEO

By | October 15, 2018

The supervisory board of IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, has appointed Yann Delabrière to be Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect taking over from Didier Lamouche who has resigned. One year after the successful coming together of Oberthur Technologies (OT) and Safran I&S (Morpho) that gave rise to IDEMIA, Yann Delabrière will be charged with overseeing… Read More »

End to End 3DS Testing – UL becomes the first approved security laboratory to evaluate PCI 3DS SDK

By | October 15, 2018

Basingstoke, 15 October 2018 – UL is pleased to announce their Basingstoke-based security laboratory is the first laboratory to be approved to perform evaluations for the PCI 3DS SDK program. The PCI 3-D Secure Software Development Kit (3DS SDK) supports the EMV® 3-D Secure-SDK Specification, which defines the EMV 3DS requirements for entities developing 3DS Software Development Kits (SDK)… Read More »

Next wave of eSIM to be a reality soon in the UAE as du announces agreement with G+D Mobile Security for consumer and M2M devices

By | October 14, 2018

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, today announced an agreement with Munich-based Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security, to offer its AirOn eSIM Management Solution to du. As a result of the agreement, eSIM will soon be commercially available for consumers (watches and smartphones) and M2M devices. With this technology, du is now able to embrace the next wave of eSIM evolution… Read More »

Precise Biometrics presents its revised strategy

By | October 12, 2018

Updated strategy in conjunction with today’s Capital Market’s lunch. Stefan K Persson will today on 12 October 2018 present Precise Biometrics’ revised strategy on a Capital Market’s lunch.  As the use of smart devices such as cellphones, vehicles, consumer electronics, watches and other accessories has increased the demand for convenient and secure biometric technology grows. To be able… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Opens China’s First STM32 Online Store at Alibaba’s Tmall to Provide One-Stop Shop for IoT Developers

By | October 11, 2018

Beijing, China, 11 October, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that the first STM32*online store in China has entered Alibaba Group’s Tmall, the largest B2C ecommerce platform for global and domestic brands and retailers in China. The availability of the STM32 Tmall store demonstrates the extension of… Read More »