biometric payment cards

IDEX Biometrics Explains Why Size Matters with Fingerprint Sensors

IDEX Biometrics Explains Why Size Matters with Fingerprint Sensors

A new post on the IDEX Biometrics blog details some of the benefits (and drawbacks) of different kinds of fingerprint sensors. The post specifically compares the smaller sensors often found in smartphones to the wider sensors recommended for biometric payment cards. The biggest difference is the relative accuracy of different models. A wider sensor is…

ABCorp is NEXT Biometrics’ Latest Partner For Fingerprint Payment Cards

ABCorp is NEXT Biometrics’ Latest Partner For Fingerprint Payment Cards

“[ABCorp] will work with NEXT Biometrics to develop biometric cards, the latter’s key focus area as the fingerprint-scanning payment card market begins to take shape.” NEXT Biometrics has attained another major new partner in its biometric cards efforts: The company has teamed up with ABCorp. Headquartered in Connecticut, ABCorp is involved in the design and…

Zwipe Partners with Goldpac on Biometric Cards

Zwipe Partners with Goldpac on Biometric Cards

“The partnership will focus on biometric payment cards, and entails the licensing of Zwipe intellectual property, the integration of Zwipe components, and the use of Zwipe’s cardholder enrollment technology.” China-based card integrator Goldpac has added another Scandinavian biometrics specialist to its roster of partners, with Zwipe announcing that it has established a new collaborative agreement…

TMC and IDEX Biometrics Partner on Next-Gen Payment Cards

TMC and IDEX Biometrics Partner on Next-Gen Payment Cards

“The demand for biometric smart cards is growing thanks to their increased security and convenience for end users. Therefore, it is critical for card manufacturers that the biometric solutions are compatible with the secure element in the card, known as the EMV chip.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has secured another Asia-based…

Money20/20 Europe: Catching Up with IDEX Biometrics [AUDIO]

Money20/20 Europe: Catching Up with IDEX Biometrics [AUDIO]

IDEX Biometrics has long been a major name in the fingerprint sensor market, and in recent years has focused intensely on refining its technology for the emerging biometric payment cards market in particular. So it’s no surprise to see the company in attendance at this year’s Money20/20 Europe event in Amsterdam, where FindBiometrics Director of…

IDEX Biometrics Announces New CFO

IDEX Biometrics Announces New CFO

“We are pleased to welcome Derek to our team, where he will have an immediate impact through his experienced leadership of our financial organization. He joins us at an ideal time as we prepare the company for commercial success.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has found its new Chief Financial Officer: Derek…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Roundup

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Roundup

There was a time – and it wasn’t so long ago – when biometric authentication was an extremely niche area of technological research and security. Indeed, until recently, the idea of scanning a fingerprint or face or eye for identification was often placed in the realm of science fiction, so far as pop culture has…

NEXT Biometrics CEO Announces Resignation

NEXT Biometrics CEO Announces Resignation

NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre will step down from the position on July 28th, the company has announced. The decision appears to be a personal one on the part of Favre, who has opted to pursue another professional position with an as-yet-unnamed US company. In announcing her planned departure, NEXT Biometrics asserted that the move…

This Week’s Top Stories Look to the Biometric Future

This Week’s Top Stories Look to the Biometric Future

This week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ most popular biometrics news articles finds a very forward-looking assortment. Three of our top five articles looked forward to anticipated biometric trends, while a fourth assessed an ongoing growth trend for the most important standards program in the authentication industry. Back to those anticipated trends, though: Two of this week’s…

IDEX Biometrics Bolsters Roster of Asian Card Partners

IDEX Biometrics Bolsters Roster of Asian Card Partners

“The market for biometric smart cards is gaining considerable momentum. Our biometric sensors are ready for mass deployment in smart cards and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Sian to help achieve this.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has found another Asia-based partner in its biometric payment cards efforts.…

Biometric Card Tech Boosts EMV Payments Ascent: Report

Biometric Card Tech Boosts EMV Payments Ascent: Report

ABI Research is charting a strong ascent for EMV payment card issuance, with emerging biometric card technology playing an important role. The market research firm says it expects EMV payment card issuance to rise from 3.18 billion this year to over 3.75 billion by 2023, with several factors propelling that growth. These include contactless migration,…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Next Wave in Payments

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Next Wave in Payments

As we’ve seen in our Primer and our look at the FIDO Alliance for On-Device Biometrics Month, there’s a wide range of areas in which the on-device approach to biometric data and authentication can be usefully applied. But one of the most important of these application areas is only just starting to come into view,…

Interview: IDEX Biometrics CEO Stan Swearingen on Asia’s Biometric Payment Cards Market

Interview: IDEX Biometrics CEO Stan Swearingen on Asia’s Biometric Payment Cards Market

The biometric payment cards market is coming to fruition after a period of accelerated innovation, and the Asian region is providing a fascinating case study for industry watchers. That’s why FindBiometrics Managing Editor Peter Counter recently spoke with Stan Swearingen, CEO of IDEX Biometrics, a pioneer in fingerprint-powered next generation smart cards. The conversation focuses…

NEXT Biometrics and Top-Five US Payment Network Developing Biometric System-on-Card Specs

NEXT Biometrics and Top-Five US Payment Network Developing Biometric System-on-Card Specs

“It’s an important development for NEXT Biometrics, which has been keenly focused on the emerging biometric payment cards market.” NEXT Biometrics has announced that it’s working with one of the top five US payment networks to develop Biometric System-on-Card, or “BSoC”, specifications for biometric payment cards. NEXT says it has delivered technical documentation as part…

Unikeys is Accepting Pre-Sales for its Biometric Cryptocurrency Wallet

Unikeys is Accepting Pre-Sales for its Biometric Cryptocurrency Wallet

Unikeys is now accepting pre-sales for its physical cryptocurrency wallet. Dubbed the UKey, the biometric card allows shoppers to pay for goods and services using cryptocurrencies just as they would with an ordinary debit or credit card, with a built-in fingerprint sensor to authenticate transactions.   The card itself is being manufactured through a partnership…

Zwipe Partners with Inkript, Strengthening Position in MEA Biometric Card Market

Zwipe Partners with Inkript, Strengthening Position in MEA Biometric Card Market

“Inkript’s partnership with Zwipe revolves around the latter’s fingerprint sensor technology, with the two working together to produce biometric payment cards.” A new partnership should help to further solidify Zwipe’s position in the Middle East and Africa biometric cards market. The company has teamed up with Inkript, a digital security solutions provider based in Beirut.…

IDEX Concludes AGM, Emphasizes Biometric Cards Progress in Q1 Update

IDEX Concludes AGM, Emphasizes Biometric Cards Progress in Q1 Update

IDEX has concluded its Annual General Meeting, and issued its results for the first quarter of 2019. The AGM was a successful one, with all resolutions having been made in accordance with the Board’s proposals. That includes an official name change to “IDEX Biometrics ASA”, aimed at offering a better indication of what the company…

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