Unistream Bank Cards Went Contactless

By | January 25, 2018

  MOSCOW, January 25, 2018 (Newswire.com) –Unistream Bank now offers a more convenient and simple way of payment for everyday purchases via contactless Visa cards. To make a payment, all it takes is putting the card to the terminal to process in a few seconds; there is no need to hand it over to a cashier for a transaction.… 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 »

Taiwan – Ministry accepts 100,000 fixed passports

By | January 24, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday said it has inspected and accepted 100,000 of 550,000 revised copies of the next-generation biometric passport, which is expected to be put back into circulation early next month at the latest. The Bureau of Consular Affairs accepted the 100,000 copies on Tuesday and is scheduled to inspect a second batch of 120,000… 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 »

VietinBank announces its new role as the sole Diners Club card issuer in Vietnam with support from Compass Plus

By | January 22, 2018

Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank), a leading commercial bank in Vietnam, has signed a partnership agreement to become the sole issuer of Diners Club cards in Vietnam. The bank will issue Diners Club cards as both standard and contactless cards, catering for the rapid growth and popularity of contactless terminals in the country.… 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 »

Sri Lanka – E-passport tender award challenged in Supreme Court

By | January 21, 2018

Sri Lanka’s new bio-metric E-passport project has been embroiled in a legal mesh as a result of the attempt made by the authorities to award the contract to De La Rue Lanka Currency and Security Print Ltd (De La Rue Lanka Ltd) through a non-transparent and unsolicited, single-source procurement process. Objecting to the award, a fundamental rights case… Read More »

Discover Increases Acceptance in Hong Kong

By | January 20, 2018

Riverwoods, Illinois, Jan 18, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – Discover Global Network, the payments brand of Discover Financial Services, will expand card acceptance at key merchants in Hong Kong by working with First Data and JCB International, the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd. (referred to below as “JCB”).  To expand into Hong Kong, Discover Global Network… 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 »

India – Punjab to replace vehicle registration books with smart cards

By | January 19, 2018

LAHORE: The Punjab Excise and Taxation Department while replacing vehicle registration books would introduce long-awaited automated smart cards from March this year, Pakistan Today has learnt. The project to replace the registration book was announced some three years ago in 2015. Initially, this was announced to launch the project within one year which remained delayed due to the reasons best known… Read More »

India – Thane: 77 seized fake smart card licences had same address

By | January 19, 2018

THANE: Investigations into the fake license case revealed that of the 253 licenses seized from the accused, nearly 77 had the same address of Angaon Bhiwandi and Kalwa area. The police had on Tuesday recovered as many as 253 fake licenses made by accused Sunil Chaudhari who is the proprietor of the Chaudhari Driving School based in Mulund.… Read More »

Philippines – PH studies Japan’s national ID system

By | January 18, 2018

MANILA — As legislation establishing a national ID system in the Philippines gains steam, the House of Representatives has been studying international best practices on the proposed measure, this time, eyeing Japan’s system. Last week, Laguna District III Representative Sol Aragones, chair of the House Committee on Population and Family Relations, met with Japanese officials in charge of Tokyo’s… 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 »

ID4Africa Welcomes the 2018 Class of Ambassadors: Makes Appointments from 29 African Countries

By | January 18, 2018

New York, New York, United States: ID4Africa announced today the appointment of Ambassadors from 29 countries for its 2018 Ambassador Class. These countries represent over 75% of sub-Saharan Africa by population. Since its inception in 2016, the ID4Africa Ambassadors Program has not only continued to gain importance in the range of representation, but also in the breadth and… Read More »