South Africa – SASSA intros modernised payment cards

By | June 5, 2018

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has already administered welfare payments to beneficiaries using its new card design. This was the word from social development minister Susan Shabangu, addressing a media briefing in Pretoria yesterday. Shabangu’s announcement follows earlier indication from the South African Post Office (SAPO) that it had signed off on the new card design for recipients.… Read More »

Ghana Cards to cost $293m, not $1.2bn – NIA

By | June 2, 2018

The National Identification Authority (NIA), led by Executive Secretary Prof Ken Attafuah, has clarified that the total cost of producing the Ghana Cards is $293 million, not $1. The National Identification Authority (NIA), led by Executive Secretary Prof Ken Attafuah, has clarified that the total cost of producing the Ghana Cards is $293 million, not $1.2 billion, as… Read More »

Estonia cancels security certificates of 11,100 electronic ID cards

By | June 1, 2018

The Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) on Friday canceled the security certificates of roughly 11,100 electronic ID cards affected by a security flaw. Cards with more than three months left until their expiration date can be replaced by their owners under warranty. A total of 3,300 replacement ID cards were manufactured under warranty and dispatched to PPA… Read More »

JSC Russian Agriculture Bank Enables Acceptance of JCB Cards in Russia

By | June 1, 2018

Moscow and Tokyo, June 1, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – JSC Russian Agriculture Bank (“RSHB”) and JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., are pleased to announce the launch of JCB card acceptance on the RSHB ATM and POS terminal network. RSHB’s acquiring network includes 3,800 ATMs, 1,700 info-kiosk terminals and more than 10,500 POS… Read More »

Visa service disruption

By | June 1, 2018

Update – 04:32 BST 02.06.18 Visa has resolved a technical issue which occurred yesterday in Europe and prevented some consumers from using Visa for payments. The issue was the result of a hardware failure within one of our European systems and is not associated with any unauthorised access or cyberattack. Visa Europe’s payment system is now operating at… Read More »

Thales extends the acceptance period of the offer for Gemalto until 15 August 2018 and confirms it expects to complete the acquisition in the course of the second half of 2018

By | June 1, 2018

Paris La Défense, 1 June 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”) and the publication of the… Read More »

Zebra Technologies Announces Debt Restructuring Actions

By | May 31, 2018

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), the market leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers enhanced with software and services to enable real-time enterprise visibility, announced that today it has completed additional actions to restructure its debt, which reduce interest costs while maximizing financial flexibility. The company amended its Term Loan B facility maturing Oct.… Read More »

STMicroelectronics announces Executive Committee

By | May 31, 2018

Upon the proposal of ST’s new President & CEO Jean-Marc Chery, the Supervisory Board has approved the establishment of a newly formed Executive Committee, entrusted with the management of the Company and led by Mr. Chery as its Chairman. The other members of ST’s Executive Committee are: Orio Bellezza, President, Technology, Manufacturing and Quality Marco Cassis, President, Sales,… Read More »

STMicroelectronics’ Shareholders Adopt All Resolutions at the 2018 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

By | May 31, 2018

Amsterdam, May 31, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced today that all of the proposed resolutions were adopted at the Company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), which was held today in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The main resolutions, approved by the Shareholders, were: The adoption of the Company’s Statutory Annual… Read More »

Suprema to demonstrate GDPR-ready access control at IFSEC 2018

By | May 31, 2018

SEOUL, KOREA, May 31, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – Suprema, a global leader in biometrics and security, announced that the company will showcase GDPR-ready access control solution at IFSEC 2018 next month in London. As an EU’s leading provider of biometric access control solution, Suprema has anticipated the regulation by providing key technical features to comply with GDPR. At the show, Suprema… Read More »

Want to have 4G connectivity on your PC everywhere you go? With Acer and Gemalto you can

By | May 31, 2018

Amsterdam, 31 May 2018 – By 2022, more than 4 in 10 employees around the world are expected to be mobile, according to Strategy Analytics. With an increasing need for workplace mobility, Acer has incorporated Gemalto miniaturized embedded SIM (eSIM) into its Swift 7 laptops to offer ultra-portable always-connected PCs that enable users to be connected on the go. Compliant with… Read More »

Precise Biometrics introduces Precise BioMatch Card

By | May 30, 2018

Precise BioMatch® Card is a powerful algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in smart cards, providing convenient and secure identity authentication. The solution offers industry leading biometric performance and is optimized for matching fingerprints in constrained computing environments such as Secure Elements. The solution was previously included in Precise BioMatch Embedded, but is now introduced as a stand-alone solution targeted… Read More »

De La Rue announces 2017/18 full year results

By | May 30, 2018

De La Rue plc (LSE: DLAR) (De La Rue, the “Group” or the “Company”) announces its full year results for 12 months ended 31 March 2018 (the period or full year). The comparative period was 12 months ended 25 March 2017. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Group revenue +7% at £493.9m; adjusted operating profit*(1) -11% at £62.8m. Excluding the exited paper business,… Read More »

Fingerprint Cards Ab (Publ) Announces Changes In Its Executive Management

By | May 29, 2018

Due to personal reasons, Pernilla Lindén will not start as Fingerprints’ CFO on June 7 as communicated earlier. A recruitment process for a new CFO has been initiated. Fingerprints’ current Group Accounting Manager, Ylva Blomén, will assume the role as Acting CFO on June 7, 2018. Ylva joined Fingerprints in her role as Group Accounting Manager in March… Read More »

Fingerprints Secures Initial Orders For T-shape™ Module To Be Integrated In Dual-interface Payment Cards

By | May 29, 2018

Fingerprints has just secured initial orders for its T-shape module from two major global card manufacturers, to be used in dual-interface (contact and contactless) payment cards. The T-shape module is optimized for integration into smartcards using existing industry process, and is part of the ultra-thin FPC1300-series, which has ultra-low power consumption with superior biometric performance, a key requirement… Read More »

Ghana – NIA to issue 88.9 million cards in 15 years

By | May 29, 2018

Documents sighted by The Finder, which gave a detailed breakdown of the $1.2 billion ($1,222,171,258) cost of the Ghana Cards to be issued by the National Identification Authority (NIA), indicate that the NIA will bear $531 million of the cost while the private partner, Identity Management Systems (IMS), will foot the remaining $678 million of the cost. Government… Read More »

KEOLABS announces ICUBE Testing Center spin-off to bring legibility in test tools and services for the secure transactions industry

By | May 29, 2018

In order to make the group offer easier to understand for secure transactions industry players, KEOLABS announces the creation of ICUBE Testing Center specializing in conformance testing for smart cards and related products. The official spin-off will be effective in January 2019. 29 May 2018, Salon de Provence, FRANCE – With the inception of ICUBE, the group creates two separate… Read More »

Registration for Ghana Card begins today

By | May 28, 2018

After multiple postponements, the registration and instant issuance for the national identity card, also known as the Ghana Card, is set to begin at 7 am today [Monday]. The project is among initiatives being undertaken by the government to formalise the economy. According to the National Identification Authority, former heads of state, journalists and security officials will be… Read More »

Biometrics By Fingerprints In New Cryptocurrency Wallet From Sctechone

By | May 28, 2018

SCTECHONE has launched its biometric cryptocurrency hardware wallet, named Touch xWallet, with Biometrics by Fingerprints. The wallet is FIDO certified, and combines a mobile app and a physical card, which features a fingerprint sensor from the FPC1300-series for authentication, enabling users to make secure online transactions. There is an increasing trend on the market to merge cards and… Read More »