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Fingerprint Cards are Driving French Fintech Innovation

Fingerprint Cards are Driving French Fintech Innovation

The French bank Société Générale made headlines last October when it rolled out new payment cards with biometric fingerprint authentication. The pilot program demonstrated the country’s ongoing commitment to financial innovation and smart card technology, a trend that dates back to the first chip-based cards in 1988. Fingerprint Cards is similarly positioning itself at the…

IDEX CEO Explains How Biometric Payment Cards Will Make Banking More Inclusive

IDEX CEO Explains How Biometric Payment Cards Will Make Banking More Inclusive

Most prognosticators expect biometric payment cards to be one of the fundamental building blocks of the future economy. IDEX Biometrics is well positioned as a key player in that field, unveiling its latest payment card at APSCA Digital Commerce Asia Pacific in Kuala Lumpur. Now, IDEX is trying to demystify its new technology with a…

Forthcoming Cryptocurrency Wallet to Feature FPC Biometrics

Forthcoming Cryptocurrency Wallet to Feature FPC Biometrics

“Shaped like a standard credit card, the new ‘wallet’ will feature an integrated fingerprint reader provided by Fingerprints for user authentication.” A forthcoming cryptocurrency wallet will feature biometric security care of Fingerprints (FPC). The solution is being developed by Danish smart card specialist CardLab, in collaboration with Spatium, a firm that has previously developed a…

Zwipe Announces Major Share Offering

Zwipe Announces Major Share Offering

Zwipe has announced a plan to raise up to NOK 120 million, or about $13.7 million USD, through private and public equity. An initial tranche will comprise a private placement offered to major shareholders and “certain new investors in Norway and Sweden,” the company explained in a statement. Zwipe said these interests have “pre-committed” to…

Major Italian Bank to Trial Gemalto’s Biometric Mastercard

Major Italian Bank to Trial Gemalto’s Biometric Mastercard

“Participating Intesa Sanpaolo customers will be able to make secure contactless payments with their biometric Mastercards just by holding a registered fingerprint over the sensor as they tap to pay…” Gemalto has officially announced the first Italian trial of its biometric payment card technology. It’s a collaboration with Mastercard and domestic bank Intesa Sanpaolo. It…

IDEX Biometrics Gives Its Tech a New Name

IDEX Biometrics Gives Its Tech a New Name

“Our SmartFinger fingerprint technologies are highly secure, customizable and deliver a strong biometric performance whilst ensuring an outstanding user experience.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics A longtime leader in the biometrics industry has finally given its fingerprint sensor solutions their own name: IDEX Biometrics has announced that the technology will be sold under the…

IDEX Partners with China-Based Smart Card Specialist Excelsecu

IDEX Partners with China-Based Smart Card Specialist Excelsecu

“Together, the companies will develop ‘battery-less dual-interface biometric cards with display,’ according to a statement from IDEX.” IDEX Biometrics has a big new partner in the China market for its biometric card efforts. The company has teamed up with Excelsecu, a Shenzhen-based security solutions provider specializing in security solutions including FIDO-based security keys, One-Time Password…

Feitian Teams with Fingerprint Cards for Biometric Sensor Tech

Feitian Teams with Fingerprint Cards for Biometric Sensor Tech

Fingerprint Cards and Feitian have teamed up on biometric cards, announcing that the former’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module will be incorporated into Feitian’s contactless payment cards. It’s the latest twist in the rapidly evolving biometric payment cards industry, with Feitian previously having collaborated extensively with another fingerprint sensor specialist, IDEX. The two companies first announced…

Fingerprint Cards Bets On ‘Cool’ Factor for Biometric Cards in China

Fingerprint Cards Bets On ‘Cool’ Factor for Biometric Cards in China

Fingerprint Cards is betting on biometric payment cards becoming the next cool way to pay in China. In a post on its website, the Swedish company notes that mobile payments have taken off in a big way in China, thanks in large part to the enormous popularity of smartphones in the culture. Not only Apple…

IDEX Teams with Chinese SE Specialist on Reference Design for Biometric Cards

IDEX Teams with Chinese SE Specialist on Reference Design for Biometric Cards

IDEX Biometrics has partnered up with CEC Huada Electronic Design Co., or HED, a China-based Secure Element specialist. The two companies will work together on a reference design for biometric smart cards. The partnership was announced on the closing day of this year’s Trustech event in France, where IDEX representatives are on hand alongside other…

New Zwipe VP Brings Biometric Cards Expertise

New Zwipe VP Brings Biometric Cards Expertise

A trade journalist who has covered biometric cards extensively is Zwipe‘s new Vice President of Business Development. Antonio D’Albore is the founder and Editor in Chief of Embedded Security News, and the author of “The Rise of Biometric Cards“, an extensive research report published near the start of this year. He has also held executive…

IDEX, Infineon Team Up On Biometric Card Tech

IDEX, Infineon Team Up On Biometric Card Tech

“…the companies emphasized the power efficiency of Infineon’s Secure Elements, asserting that they can support contactless transactions “at significantly below 300ms”, allowing transactions to be performed in under a second.” IDEX Biometrics has become the latest fingerprint sensor specialist to team up with Munich-based Infineon on biometric cards. The companies have announced a partnership in…

IDEX, Key Partners to Promote Biometric Cards at Trustech

IDEX, Key Partners to Promote Biometric Cards at Trustech

“IDEX will be represented at the event by Sales and Marketing VP David Orme and Product Management Director Jerome Chavanel.” IDEX Biometrics is going to attend this week’s Trustech 2018 event in France together with two important partners – Feitian and Chutian Dragon. The former has developed a dual interface biometric payment card featuring an…

Major China UnionPay Supplier Embraces IDEX Biometric Card Technology

Major China UnionPay Supplier Embraces IDEX Biometric Card Technology

“Chutian Dragon could therefore become a key ally in IDEX’s efforts to get its fingerprint sensor technology into major, large-scale launches of biometric payment cards, especially in China.” IDEX Biometrics has a big new production and sales partner for its biometric payment card technology. The company has teamed up with Chutian Dragon Co., a China-based firm…

SmartMetric Adds Liveness Detection to Biometric Card Solution

SmartMetric Adds Liveness Detection to Biometric Card Solution

SmartMetric has announced an important technological enhancement of its biometric card technology: Its fingerprint scanning system now features liveness detection. In announcing the development, SmartMetric did not outline the mechanism underlying its new liveness detection system, saying only that its card solution now has “additional sensing functions that are used to validate the liveness of…

Societe Generale ‘Experimenting’ with IDEMIA’s Biometric Payment Card

Societe Generale ‘Experimenting’ with IDEMIA’s Biometric Payment Card

“As with other emerging biometric payment card solutions, the aim is to enhance security with biometrics while maintaining ease of use in tap-to-pay transactions, and improving convenience in contact-based transactions by eliminating the need for PIN entry.” The French bank Societe Generale is now trialing IDEMIA’s F.Code biometric payment card, the latter has announced. Featuring…

IDEX On Track for Q4 Pilots, 2019 ‘Volume Deliveries’ in Q3 Update

IDEX On Track for Q4 Pilots, 2019 ‘Volume Deliveries’ in Q3 Update

“In a statement announcing the results, IDEX emphasized its “significant progress in commercializing biometric smart cards in the third quarter,” noting that it had started shipping for its first order of biometric payment card sensors received in September…” IDEX Biometrics has issued its Q3 update for 2018, in which the company is once again emphasizing…

NEXT Biometrics, Infineon Announce Biometric Payment Card Reference Design

NEXT Biometrics, Infineon Announce Biometric Payment Card Reference Design

“By listening to our customers and focusing on their requirements, we’ve made it a priority to deliver the tools they need to speed the implementation and deployment of biometric smart card technology,” said Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics and Munich-based Infineon Technologies have teamed up to create a reference design for biometric payment cards,…

IDEX Biometrics Sets Date for Q3 Report

IDEX Biometrics Sets Date for Q3 Report

“The update will detail what has been an eventful quarter with respect to IDEX’s developing biometric cards business.” IDEX Biometrics has set a date for its Q3 report: It will be published on Thursday, November 8th around 7:00am CET. The company’s leadership will also host a live presentation on the results at 9:00am CET in…

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