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BRIEF: Biometrics Industry Wheelings and Dealings

BRIEF: Biometrics Industry Wheelings and Dealings

The biometrics industry is perhaps one of the most active markets in the world, with a constant stream of activity pertaining to strategic alliances, technological integrations, product launches, and more. And this momentum can sometimes be seen on the highest level of corporate activity – mergers, acquisitions, executive appointments, and corporate restructuring. There has been…

Aluf Will Focus on Biometrics and Blockchain with New Board, M&A Strategy

Aluf Will Focus on Biometrics and Blockchain with New Board, M&A Strategy

Aluf Holdings is turning its attention to biometrics and blockchain, and has appointed a new Board of Directors to oversee the transition. “Biometrics is disruptive, transformative, and revolutionary,” said incoming Aluf Vice Chairman Ben Zandi. “We’re going to be the ones that bring that to market.” To do so, the holding company will be pursuing a…

Thales and Gemalto Expect Merger Deal to Close in Q1 2019

Thales and Gemalto Expect Merger Deal to Close in Q1 2019

The leadership at Gemalto and Thales are adjusting their expectations with respect to their proposed merger, announcing that they now expect the deal to close in the first quarter of 2019. The announcement comes after the news that the US Committee on Foreign Investment had given the merger its thumbs-up last month, marking the 6th…

Biometrics Institute Issues Layman’s Guide to Enterprise Deployments

Biometrics Institute Issues Layman’s Guide to Enterprise Deployments

“The Guide’s publication reflects the increasingly widespread proliferation of biometric technologies across government and business organizations…” The Biometrics Institute has issued a new, freely available guide to the implementation of biometric technology in an organizations. The guide, entitled Understanding Biometrics – Considerations for Implementing a Biometric System, is broad in its approach, covering a variety…

Precise Biometrics Gets New CFO

Precise Biometrics Gets New CFO

“We are very pleased of being able to recruit Ulrik as new CFO for Precise Biometrics. With his long experience and broad knowledge, Ulrik is the right person to contribute to the company’s continued development.” Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics. Precise Biometrics has a new Chief Financial Officer. A graduate of the University of…