IDEMIA Announces the Appointment of Yann Delabrière as New Chairman of the Group

By | January 30, 2018

COLOMBES, France IDEMIA, the world leader in Augmented Identity in an increasingly digital world, sees the chairmanship of its Supervisory Board renewed with the promotion of Yann DELABRIÈRE, former Vice-Chairman of the group. Former CEO of Faurecia and current Chairman of the Management Board of Zodiac Aerospace,Yann DELABRIERE will replace Marwan LAHOUD, who becomes Vice-Chairman of the group.… Read More »

Biometric smartcards expected to hit mass markets this year and IDEX focussing business to capture major share

By | January 30, 2018

Oslo, Norway, 30 January 2018 – IDEX, a leading provider of advanced fingerprint solutions, continues to make strong progress in the buoyant market opportunity for biometric cards, and is re-shaping and focussing its business to ensure successful volume commercialisation.  Over the past few months, the market for smartcards with biometric sensors has reached a critical inflection point. Several of the… Read More »

Solomon Islands – E-passports processing to resume

By | January 30, 2018

In a statement, the Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour & Immigration confirmed the arrival of the new E-Passport books. This came after the e-passports had run out in the  Immigration Department. “New e-passport books have arrived. “Our passport division will start printing passports by Wednesday,” the statement said. It added that the ministry also apologized for any inconvenience… Read More »

Taiwan – Stickers Unveiled to ‘Fix’ Taiwan Passport Debacle

By | January 30, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs unveiled a rectified image within Taiwan’s second-generation biometric passport on Jan. 24, following a row over a design error on one of the passport’s illustrations late last year. That design malfunction in December — in which the offending page showed the United States’ Washington Dulles International Airport instead of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport… Read More »

Pakistan – PSP condemns NADRA’s delay in issuing ID cards

By | January 29, 2018

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Secretary General Raza Haroon on Monday condemned National Database Regulatory Authority’s (NADRA) delaying tactics regarding the issuance of National Identity Cards (NIC) to the citizens. He further stated that depriving the people of their NICs is a violation of the constitution, the rule of law and the fundamental rights. He also met with the… Read More »

1LINK Selects Gemalto PURE White-label EMV Technology For PayPak- Domestic Payment Scheme

By | January 29, 2018

Karachi,(UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 29th Jan, 2018 ):1LINK, Pakistan’s largest payment processing body, announced its selection of Gemalto PURE white label payment technology for enabling “Chip and PIN” for its Domestic Payment Scheme, PayPak. The solution will enable 1LINK member banks to launch EMV-compliant contact and contactless cards, mobile payments, Host Card Emulator (HCE) and other digital services. This new… Read More »

US Payments Forum Winter 2018 Market Snapshot: EMV Enablement Growth in New Markets, Predictions for Contactless Payments in Transit, Prioritizing Online Transaction Security

By | January 29, 2018

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Jan. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Payments Forum today released its winter 2018 market snapshot, providing updates on the status of the U.S. EMV chip migration and contactless payments, 2018 priorities to address technologies for securing online transactions, and recently-released resources for the payments industry. State of the Market: EMV Enablement Growth in Retail Petroleum and… Read More »

Pakistan – Over 58,000 fake CNICs detected by NADRA

By | January 28, 2018

ISLAMABAD:  The Interior Ministry on Saturday informed the Senate that the country’s top database authority detected more than 58,000 fake or suspicious national identity cards, which have now been “temporarily digitally impounded in NADRA’s database”. The upper house of parliament was informed that during the re-verification drive it had been noticed that not only some Pakistanis had obtained… Read More »

Terrapinn acquires Science Media Partners

By | January 25, 2018

Terrapinn, the global events company, announced today that it has acquired Science Media Partners (SMP), an international events and publishing company based in the UK and focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID – as well as the highly-respected news and information web portals – www.planetbiometrics.com and www.securitydocumentworld.com. Terrapinn’s CEO, Greg Hitchen,… Read More »

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 »