IDEMIA Appointed by SIX Payment Services Official Supplier of EMVI’20 Chips New Generation

By | May 2, 2018

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDEMIA, the world leader in Augmented Identity, announced today the extension of the partnership started in 2010 with SIX Payment Services, Switzerland’s leading card processor. SIX Payment Services releases a new chip specification on behalf of the Swiss debit card issuers every four years, followed by the evaluation of two suppliers. IDEMIA was selected both in… Read More »

NXP Semiconductors Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

By | May 2, 2018

  Q1 2018 Revenue $2.269 billion GAAP Gross margin 51.7% GAAP Operating margin 6.1%     Non-GAAP Gross margin 52.9% Non-GAAP Operating margin  27.2% EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today reported financial results for the first quarter 2018 ended April 1, 2018.  NXP delivered first quarter revenue of $2.27 billion, an increase of approximately 3 percent year… Read More »

Mastercard Pioneers Remote Biometric Card Enrollment

By | May 1, 2018

MIAMI, FL – May 1, 2018 – Mastercard today unveiled a technology advancement for its biometric cards. With biometrics representing the next generation in securing payments, Mastercard developed a way for people to easily and conveniently register their fingerprint onto the biometric card in the comfort of their home. Mastercard is on a mission to eliminate the use of… Read More »

IDEX’s remote enrolment solution featured by Mastercard

By | May 1, 2018

1 May 2018 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, is pleased to announce that Mastercard has been working with them in the development of a remote self-enrolment solution to enable convenient and secure mass enrolment for biometric cards. “We are very pleased to have partnered with Mastercard to develop the remote enrolment… Read More »

GlobalPlatform Secures Biometric Authentication & Enriches Trusted User Interaction

By | May 1, 2018

01 May 2018 – GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has extended the functionality of its Trusted User Interface (Trusted UI) APIs. Service providers and application developers now have a direct path to provide users with a richer and safer authentication experience and, importantly, to offer trusted biometric authentication that is secured in the hardware of… Read More »

JCBI and Far Eastern Bank sign a new partnership on acquiring and issuing of JCB cards

By | April 26, 2018

26 April 2018, Vladivostok, Russia & Tokyo, Japan: JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co. Ltd, and Far Eastern Bank, one of the largest banks in the Russian Far East and Eastern Siberia, today announced the signing of a license agreement on acquiring and issuing of JCB cards. According to the terms of… Read More »

Gemalto first quarter 2018 revenue

By | April 26, 2018

– First quarter revenue at €650 million, up +8% at constant exchange rates – Double-digit revenue growth in Identity, IoT & Cybersecurity segment – Slower rate of revenue decrease in Smartcards & Issuance segment – 2018 full year outlook confirmed – On March 27, 2018 Thales launched its offer for all Gemalto shares ​Amsterdam, April 27, 2018 at… Read More »

Gemalto enables digitization of Hong Kong’s Octopus card into Samsung Pay

By | April 26, 2018

Amsterdam, April 26 2018 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announced that its Trusted Service Hub (TSH) is enabling the secure digitizationof Octopus contactless smart cards into Samsung Pay. Named Smart Octopus in Samsung Pay, this new mobile payment service allows consumers to securely pay and travel by simply tapping their designated Samsung smartphones against an Octopus acceptance reader for payment… Read More »

Taiwanese vote online for new national ID card design

By | April 26, 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) on Saturday (April 21) launched an online contest to select a new design for Taiwan’s national ID card, and the clear winner so far is a relatively plain, white look.  In February, the MOI announced that it would hold a “Identity Document Redesign” vote and because there were no… Read More »

NEXT Biometrics Achieves Important Milestone for Contactless Smart Card Development

By | April 25, 2018

OSLO, April 25, 2018 – NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors:NEXT), today announced it has achieved an important first step in meeting the key requirements necessary for commercialization of the company’s fingerprint sensor technology for contactless smart cards.  Earlier this month, NEXT smart card modules successfully performed biometric functions powered only by an ISO/IEC 14443 contactless reader. The testing also… Read More »

HID Global Showcases Latest Developments in Cloud-Based Card Personalization and Issuance at NACCU 2018

By | April 23, 2018

RENO, Nev., April 23, 2018 – NACCU Annual Conference – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, will showcase its cloud-based solutions that are changing the world of campus “One Card” offices at this week’s National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) 2018 conference in Reno, Nevada. The company is demonstrating its award-winning HID® FARGO® Connect™ card issuance solution,… Read More »

Gemalto awarded multi-year service contract for new British passports

By | April 23, 2018

London, 23 April ​​​2018 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announces it has won an open tender with the Home Office, acting through Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO), for the production of the next generation of British passports and associated services.  Gemalto, an international security company with substantial operations in the UK, won the contract following a… Read More »

SIMalliance Members Report Shipments of 4.9 Billion SIMs in 2017, while Estimated Total Available SIM Market in 2017 Increases 2.75% to 5.6 Billion Units

By | April 19, 2018

Expansion in the Americas and Asia, driven by demand for high-end SIM products; Adverse impact of ID verification regulation offset against market growth; Growth in M2M deployments creates new demand in China, Europe and North America.   19 April, 2018 – Data reported by SIMalliance shows that the collective SIM shipments of its members in 2017, which represented approximately… Read More »

CIMB Niaga launches a new product with JCB, CIMB Niaga Indosat Ooredoo Card

By | April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018 Jakarta: PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk, PT Indosat Tbk and PT JCB International Indonesia, a subsidiary of JCB International Co., Ltd. which is the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., have launched a credit card of CIMB Niaga Indosat Ooredoo Card. The launch of the product was conducted by CIMB Niaga Consumer Business Director,… Read More »

IDEMIA and JCB Trial of the First F.CODE Payment Card in Japan

By | April 18, 2018

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As announced at the Taipei JCB World Conference, on November 2, 2017, IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, and JCB, the leading international payment network in Japan, have started the pilot of the first F.CODE Japanese payment card. “F for fingerprint”: embrace the future of payments with biometrics. F.CODE takes card payments to the next level… Read More »

Giesecke+Devrient Continues on Success Course – Increased Revenue and Earnings

By | April 17, 2018

Munich, April 17, 2018 – At €2.14 billion, the global security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) once again exceeded the record revenue achieved in the previous year, with a rise of more than 2%. The adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased by 4% year-on-year, to €130 million. This means that G+D has more than doubled its EBIT… Read More »

IDEMIA Announces Laurent Lemaire’s Appointment as New CFO

By | April 16, 2018

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, has today announced Laurent Lemaire’s appointment as the Group’s new Chief Financial Officer. Laurent Lemaire, an ESSEC graduate, has acquired considerable financial expertise within major companies, particularly in financial organisations management, transformation and merger. After spending eighteen years as CFO of a division of the French group Danone, he… Read More »

Swipe, Insert, and Tap Comes to Metal Cards With XCore’s Proprietary Contactless Technology

By | April 16, 2018

WEST CHESTER, Pa., March 16, 2018 ( – XCore Technologies has introduced a proprietary metal card design coupled with its proprietary encapsulation process to overcome the shortcomings of earlier generations of Metal Dual Interface (DI) cards. With the current suite of competitors’ metal cards, the metal interferes with the antennae making it difficult to execute contactless transactions. XCore Technologies’ Metal… Read More »

IDEMIA Delivers the New Metal HSBC Black Credit Card

By | April 15, 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDEMIA’s metal cards are the newest addition to HSBC’s credit card offering in the UAE. The new HSBC Black Credit Card is designed for the affluent customer segment and it features exclusive benefits including 200,000 sign-up Air Miles, 100,000 anniversary Air Miles, accelerated rewards earning up to 2.5 Air Miles per 1 AED spent… Read More »

Areeba, Gemalto And Zwipe Officially Launch Partnership And Announce The First Biometric Payment Card Pilot In The Middle East With Visa

By | April 15, 2018

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – 15 APRIL 2018 – Digital security world leader Gemalto and biometric technology company Zwipe have partnered with areeba, a financial and payment technology company in the Middle East and Africa, with the support of Unilux Cards, to pilot Visa’s first battery-less dual interface biometric payment card (chip- and contactless-enabled) in the Middle East. The biometric payment… Read More »