Matica acquires Problem Solved to broaden secure issuance proposition

By | November 10, 2016

Germany, MUNICH, 10 November, 2016 – Matica Technologies AG, a worldwide leading vendor for financial and secure ID card issuance systems, is very pleased to announce its acquisition of Problem Solved. This will complete the company’s campaign to provide best in class software and hardware for the North American instant issuance market. Problem Solved is a family-run organization,… Read More »

Safran Identity & Security and IDEX Partner to Commercialize First Mass Deployable Biometric Smart Cards

By | November 9, 2016

Safran Identity & Security and IDEX ASA (Oslo Børs: IDEX), announce significant progress toward commercializing the world’s first ISO standard form factor smart cards with a touch fingerprint sensor. A pilot card series has successfully passed testing. his joint solution supports the strategic biometric program of a major payment program. Payment cards with a fingerprint sensor will make… Read More »

HID Global Announces One of the World’s Most Secure Citizen ID Cards

By | November 9, 2016

News Highlights: HID Global technologies that have been featured in its customers’ award-winning national passport and ID card programs are now commercially available in one of the world’s most secure citizen ID cards.      Company uses patented DBond™ direct-bonding technology on ultra-thin polycarbonate (PC) ePre-laminate, enabling its proven Optical Secure Media (OSM) card to include an RFID microcontroller… Read More »

Linxens Acquires Smartrac’s Secure ID & Transaction (SIT) Division

By | November 4, 2016

PARIS, November 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —   Acquisition marks a transformational step in the development of Linxens    Diversifies its product range in RFID antennas and inlays    The new group will generate more than €500 million in revenue and employ 3,500 people worldwide    LINXENS, a global leader in the design and manufacture of micro-connectors for smart… Read More »

StarChip and Cortus announce a strategic partnership to deliver Secure Solutions for the IoT, M2M and Industry 4.0 markets

By | November 2, 2016

Paris, November 2nd 2016 StarChip, a dynamic semiconductor company (subsidiary of Safran Identity & Security), and Cortus, a technology leader in low power, 32-bit processor IP, today announced a new strategic collaboration to deliver secure solutions for the Internet of Things, Machine to Machine and Industry 4.0 markets. This partnership will combine StarChip‘s expertise in hardware security with… Read More »

Zwipe and Chinese Tech Group Kuang-Chi Announce Joint Venture

By | October 31, 2016

OSLO, NORWAY and SHENZHEN, CHINA – 31 October 2016- Biometric tech company Zwipe and Kuang-Chi establishes joint venture to create commercial platform in China for Zwipe’s ground-breaking biometric authentication technology, the first and only fingerprint technology to operate without batteries. Zwipe. a biometric tech company and a global leader in biometric authentication technology, today announced an agreement to… Read More »

ASK and Paragon Group enter into a memorandum of understanding with a view to the merger of ASK with Paragon’s Identification Division

By | October 26, 2016

The main shareholders of ASK(2) (Euronext Paris – FR0011980077 – ASK), a specialist in secure “contactless” solutions destined for the Identity and Transport markets, and Paragon Group Ltd.(3), announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine their activities in the field of identification solutions. The agreement provides for the contribution by Paragon to ASK of… Read More »

ABnote™ group rebrands as American Banknote Corporation or ABCorp™

By | October 21, 2016

Stamford Connecticut, USA – October 21, 2016 – Today American Banknote Corporation announced that it has consolidated its regional brands under the single global brand of American Banknote Corporation or ABCorp to more seamlessly present the broader global organization, its products and solutions capabilities. In announcing the new branding Mr. William (Bill) Brown CEO of American Banknote Corporation… Read More »

Entrust Datacard Provides Innovative Solution for Printing and Affixing Fully Customized Labels to Personalized Cards

By | October 20, 2016

THE NEW COLOR LABEL PRINTING MODULE FOR DATACARD® CARD ISSUANCE SYSTEMS AND THE DATACARD®CARD DELIVERY SYSTEM ALLOWS FOR PERSONALIZED, FULL-COLOR LABELS WITH HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES TO BE AFFIXED INLINE MINNEAPOLIS—(Oct. 20, 2016)—Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technologies, today announced the release of the Color Label Printing Module for the Datacard® MX8100™, MX6100™Card… Read More »

Exceet Sells Card Business

By | September 30, 2016

Luxembourg, 30 September 2016 – 06:30 p.m. – exceet Group (“exceet”) signed today a sales and purchase agreement in regard to the divestment of its ID Management & Systems (“IDMS”) segment. IDMS has been acquired through a Management-Buy-Out (MBO) by Mr. Robert Wolny (COO IDMS) and Mr. Ulrich Reutner (former CEO of the Group). The shares of exceet… Read More »

SIMalliance Chairman Re-elected for 2016-17

By | September 28, 2016

28 September, 2016 – The Board of SIMalliance, the non-profit industry association which simplifies aspects of hardware device security to facilitate mobile services, has re-elected Hervé Pierre, to serve a third term as its Chairman. In this position, Hervé will continue to work alongside fellow Board representatives from Giesecke & Devrient, Oberthur Technologies, Safran Identity & Security, ST… Read More »

India: Centre to Implement e-Passports by Next Year???

By | September 27, 2016

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 27 (PTI) The Centre will roll out chip embedded e-passports, which can be incorporated with passports so that the information can be verified electronically, in the first phase by next year. Minister of state for External Affairs V K Singh said here today that fully digital passports that could be even carried in mobile phones would… Read More »


By | September 1, 2016

September 01, 2016 – The German BSI has issued a new Common Criteria EAL 5+ certificate for MTCOS Pro on Infineon SLE78CLX M7820 V2.Generally, Common Criteria is a strict standard to validate a product’s security, design process, development environment, functionality, security handling, testing and documentation. MTCOS Pro has been developed, evaluated and certified in Germany. The country is… Read More »

Nepal – Govt to distribute 117,000 biometric IDs in next 18 months

By | August 17, 2016

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The government has geared up its effort to distribute biometric national identity (NID) cards to as many as 117,000 citizens within the next 18 months. The National ID Management Center (NIDMC), which is under the Ministry of Home Affairs, had signed an agreement with a French company, Safran Identity and Security, on July 15 for… Read More »

Tony Ball Joins Entrust Datacard as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Identity and Access Management

By | August 2, 2016

August 02, 2016 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entrust Datacard today announced that Tony Ball has been appointed to the role of senior vice president and general manager of Identity and Access Management. This newly created position will be reporting directly to Todd Wilkinson, CEO and president of the company, where Ball will be responsible for driving… Read More »

New CC EAL6+ Level Combi Smart Card for a Swiss Bank-issued cards

By | July 15, 2016

Samsung’s new CC EAL6+ level combi smart card enables robust, secure payment transactions for a swiss bank-issued cards. June 15, 2016 Samsung’s new combi smart card, T9MF, is built on 80nm embedded-flash process and offers very robust security level of CC EAL6+ (Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level), higher than the market-required CC EAL4+. Samsung is currently mass producing… Read More »

Pakistan – Global Laws on National Identity Cards

By | July 14, 2016

While it is advisable, and still not compulsory for the security-threatened Pakistani citizens to always carry the Computerized National Identity Card (NIC), which is issued at the age of 18, different countries have enacted varying laws in this context. Research conducted by the “Jang Group and Geo Television Network” by visiting the official websites of the worldwide Interior… Read More »

Morocco – ID Card to Replace Birth, Life, and Residence Certificates

By | June 23, 2016

Rabat – Thanks to the new National Electronic Identity Card known as CNIE, Moroccans will no longer need to present birth, life, citizenship, or residency certificates for official proceedings.   Mohamed Moubdie, Minister of Public Service and Administrative Modernization, addressed this during an interview with the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) in an oral question-and-answer session on June… Read More »

Zwipe and Hitachi High-Technologies Announce Partnership

By | June 20, 2016

 OSLO, NORWAY and TOKYO, JAPAN – 20 June 2016– Zwipe, a global leader in biometric identification technologies, and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, Hitachi Group’s trading company (TSE: 8036, Hitachi High-Tech) –  today announced a partnership agreement. The framework agreement is outlining commitments for commercial and technical cooperation including sales and distribution rights for the full product portfolio of Zwipe’s… Read More »