New Headquarters: Interview with Dr. Torsten Maeser

By | February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017 TESTABILITY TIMES (TT): Why is COMPRION now building new headquarters? Dr. Torsten Maeser (TM): This has a couple of reasons: First of all, our company has been steadily growing so that our present headquarters, which we’ve been renting for 7 years, is way too small. We’ve already been renting additional offices in neighboring buildings for… Read More »

SST Announces Qualification of Embedded SuperFlash® on 110 nm CMOS Process

By | February 15, 2017

CHANDLER, Ariz., Feb. 15, 2017 — Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, through its Silicon Storage Technology (SST) subsidiary, announced today qualification and availability of SST’s third-generation embedded SuperFlash® (ESF3) non-volatile memory (NVM) on 110 nm Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) platform.   SST’s embedded SuperFlash memory solution offers low power,… Read More »

Com4 delivers a seamless customer experience for connecting industrial devices thanks to Gemalto

By | February 15, 2017

Amsterdam, February 15, 2016 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is supplying Com4, a dedicated M2M / IoT operator, with an On-Demand Connectivity solution that will support secure remote SIM provisioning in the fast growing Internet​ of Things (IoT) market. Gemalto’s solution enables Com4 to offer customers seamless out-of-the-box connectivity and over-the-air subscription management for… Read More »

UK – Dezeen launches unofficial competition to redesign the UK passport with £1,000 top prize

By | February 14, 2017

Marcus Fairs | 14 February 2017 What should the UK passport look like after Brexit? Dezeen today launches a contest to come up with a new design for the citizenship document.We are looking for designs that present a positive vision of the post-Brexit UK to the world, and that represent all its citizens.There is a top prize of… Read More »

ITW to Present at Upcoming Investor Events

By | February 14, 2017

GLENVIEW, Ill., Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) announced the following investor events: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, E. Scott Santi and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Michael M. Larsen will present at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference on Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 from 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. (EST).   Senior… Read More »

Safran Identity & Security selected as the future exclusive supplier of the French health system’s cards

By | February 14, 2017

Safran Identity & Security has been selected by the GIE SESAM-Vitale to ensure the development, manufacture and personalization of the French health insurance cards, the “Vitale” cards. Through a six-year contract, the company will supply all the industrial services to ensure the delivery of the Vitale health e-cards which are necessary for the identification, the authentication and the… Read More »

Gemalto In A Bruising Transition Period

By | February 13, 2017

Summary A steep decline in the SIM card business has drained the growth from this leader in digital security, and a slower EMV transition in the U.S. makes it even worse. Securing and managing IoT devices and supporting the increasing security needs of enterprises and governments offer credible growth opportunities for the future. Gemalto’s shares look a little… Read More »

PCI Security Standards Council Issues Multi-factor Authentication Guidance

By | February 9, 2017

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 9 February 2017 — Attackers continue to compromise valid credentials to access company networks and steal data. To help organizations combat this growing threat, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has issued guidance on the proper use of multi-factor authentication for preventing unauthorized access to computers and systems that process payment transactions. Multi-factor authentication (MFA)… Read More »

Magicard recruits new Regional Sales Manager for Asia Pacific

By | February 8, 2017

With many years’ experience in both the ID card industry and of conducting business in Asia, Richard Besenbruch has joined the Magicard global sales team with responsibility for the Asia Pacific region, excluding China. Richard enjoyed a broad business training including advertising, marketing, venture capital and IT before moving into the ID industry more than a decade ago,… Read More »

More control over card surfaces

By | February 7, 2017

The reputable trade journal Card Manufacturing recently took a close look at the subject of personalized banking and credit cards. If you’re not familiar with the article already, it’s well worth reading because of the insight it provides into new developments and opportunities. The author, David Tushie, is a long-established industry expert and independent consultant. He is also… Read More »

What is an ePassport

By | February 7, 2017

An ePassport, also known as Electronic Passport, Digital Passport, Biometric Passport, or e-passport is a paper-based passport that embeds a contactless smart card chip and an antenna. The front cover of United Kingdom ePassport The contactless smart card chip is connected to the antenna – made of multiple loops of thin copper wire – that is used for both… Read More »

Bernie Zhu (朱鹏) Joins Entrust Datacard as Senior Vice President, Sales, Greater China

By | February 7, 2017

ZHU TO LEAD THE COMPANY’S SALES GROWTH AND INITIATIVES ACROSS CHINA MINNEAPOLIS and BEIJING—(Feb. 7, 2017)—Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technologies, today announced that Bernie Zhu has been appointed to the role of senior vice president, sales, greater China. In this role, Mr. Zhu will lead all commercial efforts across the greater… Read More »

Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Welcomes Beijing Unionpay Card Technology Co. As Pci Recognized Laboratory

By | February 6, 2017

— BCTC Joins Global Group of PCI Recognized Labs to Provide Device Testing to Validate Compliance to the PCI PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Requirements — BEIJING, 6 February 2017 – The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and Beijing Unionpay Card Technology Co. (BCTC) announced today that BCTC is now a PCI recognized laboratory approved to conduct security… Read More »

KEOLABS receives EMVCo 2.6a qualification

By | February 2, 2017

KEOLABS EMVCo validation solution has received the EMVCo 2.6a analog qualification.KEOLABS tool for PICC validation includes a combination of hardware and software for testing contactless cards and handsets.In a statement, the firm said using a robot in a test environment allows to optimise the workload of test engineers and technicians by automatizing the most cumbersome repetitive procedures. In… Read More »

Infineon – Structural Growth Drives Excellent Start To The New Fiscal Year

By | February 2, 2017

Feb 2, 2017 | Quarterly Report • Q1 FY 2017: Revenue €1,645 million; Segment Result €246 million; Segment Result Margin 15.0 percent; earnings per share €0.14 (basic and diluted); adjusted earnings per share €0.17 (diluted) • Outlook for Q2 FY 2017: Quarter-on-quarter revenue increase of 5 percent, plus or minus 2 percentage points, with Segment Result Margin of… Read More »

Norwegian Minister of Trade Introduces Partnership Between Zwipe and Hitachi High-Tech to Major Japanese Companies

By | February 2, 2017

TOKYO, JAPAN– 26 January 2017, – Biometric technology company Zwipe was introduced this week to major card manufacturers and companies working in Fintech by Monica Mæland, the Norwegian Minister of Trade at a seminar organized and hosted by Zwipe’s partner in Japan, Hitachi High-Technologies. The purpose of the visit by the Minister was to meet with Japanese and… Read More »

ZWIPE Raises $4M in Preparation for Scale-Up

By | February 2, 2017

OSLO, NORWAY– 2 February 2017, –Biometric technology company Zwipe is pleased to announce that the company has completed a $4.3 million (NOK 36.5 million) private placement of new shares to existing and new investors, including its newest board member, Jörgen Lantto, and other members of the board. This latest equity capital round follows Zwipe’s $5 million financing in… Read More »