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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.…

Zwipe ‘at Forefront’ of Shift to Biometric Payment Cards in Q1 Update

Zwipe ‘at Forefront’ of Shift to Biometric Payment Cards in Q1 Update

Zwipe has issued a corporate update for the first quarter of the year, depicting its continuing focus on the emerging biometric payment cards market. In its update, the fingerprint biometrics specialist asserted that it’s participating “in the majority of ongoing biometric payment card pilots in collaboration with partners in Europe and the Middle East,” adding…

Zwipe Aims for More Reach in Biometric Cards Market with JavaCard OS

Zwipe Aims for More Reach in Biometric Cards Market with JavaCard OS

Zwipe has released a new JavaCard operating system to facilitate mobile payments. The proprietary OS is compatible with existing payment apps and integrates Zwipe’s ultra-low power biometric engine. The solution will give Zwipe more flexibility in the biometric payment card market, where Java is one of the two major operating systems. The other is Multos, which Zwipe already…

New Partnership Helps Zwipe to Solidify European Footing Ahead of Biometric Cards Boom

New Partnership Helps Zwipe to Solidify European Footing Ahead of Biometric Cards Boom

“TAG Systems is one of most prominent card manufacturers in the Nordics and a first mover and leading supplier to European challenger banks. I am confident that this collaboration will further strengthen Zwipe’s position in the growing biometric payment marketplace.” – André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe Norway-based fingerprint biometrics specialist Zwipe is solidifying its position in…

Zwipe Appoints Dr. Robert Mueller as CTO

Zwipe Appoints Dr. Robert Mueller as CTO

“Robert brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and will be instrumental in ensuring the successful delivery of our technology platform to our expanding global customer base.” – André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe A longtime NEXT Biometrics executive has now become Zwipe‘s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Robert Mueller – no, not that Robert Mueller – is…

Zwipe 2018FY Report Shows Higher Sales and Costs

Zwipe 2018FY Report Shows Higher Sales and Costs

Zwipe has issued its results for the 2018 fiscal year, and it appears that sales were way up, coming in at NOK 2,276,000, compared to sales of NOK 1,073,000 in 2017. But operating expenses were up too, at NOK 72,622,000 against NOK 53,331,000 in 2017; and the company’s net result for 2018 came in at…

FPC’s T-Shape Sensor Featured on Zwipe’s Biometric Payment Card

FPC’s T-Shape Sensor Featured on Zwipe’s Biometric Payment Card

The latest version of Zwipe‘s biometric payment card features Fingerprint Cards’ T-Shape sensor, the company has announced. The biometric module was first launched by Fingerprints in September of 2017, with the company announcing at the time that it was specifically designed for smart card applications. It was quickly embraced by IDEMIA for that company’s biometric…

Zwipe Makes Merkur Market Debut

Zwipe Makes Merkur Market Debut

“In making its pitch to investors, Zwipe had emphasized its position as a technology supplier in the emerging biometric payment cards market, and the company maintained this theme in a statement announcing its Merkur Market debut.” Zwipe has reached an important corporate milestone, announcing that its shares are now trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange’s…

Oversubscribed Zwipe Share Offering Rakes in Capital

Oversubscribed Zwipe Share Offering Rakes in Capital

“Much of the excitement can be attributed to a broader buzz over the emergence of fingerprint-scanning payment cards, an area in which Zwipe has established a solid footing ahead of large-scale rollouts.” Zwipe‘s big share offering last week proved to be a great success, the company reports. The fingerprint biometrics specialist had announced that it…

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…

Financial Services Leaders Want Biometric Smart Cards: Survey

Financial Services Leaders Want Biometric Smart Cards: Survey

Financial services industry leaders have a strong appetite for biometric payment cards and are even willing to pay for one, suggest the results of a Zwipe survey at last week’s Fintech Connect event in London. Eighty percent of respondents said their payments are ‘always’ contactless, with 19 percent saying they make contactless payments ‘sometimes’. More…

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…

Goode Intelligence Announces Inaugural Biometric Summit New York

Goode Intelligence Announces Inaugural Biometric Summit New York

One of the industry’s leading analyst groups has organized a major new event: Goode Intelligence has announced that the inaugural Biometric Summit New York will take place early next year, on Thursday, April 4th. Some big names are already on board. Sponsors of the event include fingerprint biometrics specialists Zwipe and Precise Biometrics, as well…

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…

Ten Middle Eastern Banks Trial Zwipe Biometric Payment Cards

Ten Middle Eastern Banks Trial Zwipe Biometric Payment Cards

Ten Middle Eastern banks are now trialing biometric payment cards featuring Zwipe technology, the company has announced. The trials commenced this week, and are the product of a collaboration with Lebanon-based FinTech solutions provider Areeba, as well as Unilux Cards and Gemalto. The cards in play are Visa payment cards, featuring a built-in fingerprint sensor…

Zwipe Teams with STS on Biometric Card Manufacturing

Zwipe Teams with STS on Biometric Card Manufacturing

Zwipe has teamed up with Smart Technology Services (STS) to develop a manufacturing system for biometric payment cards. In a statement announcing the partnership, the companies asserted that STS sees biometric payment cards as “the next major market opportunity in the payment cards industry,” adding that the French company “has developed a specific implanting module to…

Zwipe Partners with Philippines’ Allcard, Hopes for H2 2019 Orders for Biometric Payment Cards

Zwipe Partners with Philippines’ Allcard, Hopes for H2 2019 Orders for Biometric Payment Cards

“The companies said that they anticipate initial trials with some of those leading banks to begin in the first quarter of next year…” A new corporate partnership has given Zwipe a foothold in the Philippines market for biometric payment cards. The company has teamed up with Allcard, a Mastercard- and Visa-accredited, end-to-end card solutions provider…

Money20/20 China: Tappy Showcases Wearable Biometric Payments

Money20/20 China: Tappy Showcases Wearable Biometric Payments

“At Money20/20, Tappy is highlighting its partnerships with financial services firms such as Barclays, ICICI Bank, India’s Axis Bank, and Expresspay Card, a card issuer co-created by Bank of China and China UnionPay.” Hong Kong-based Tappy Technologies is showing off its wearable payment solutions at this week’s Money20/20 show in China. The company’s payment solutions…

Cypress Semiconductor Collaboration Drastically Reduces Zwipe Card’s Power Use

Cypress Semiconductor Collaboration Drastically Reduces Zwipe Card’s Power Use

“The companies worked together to develop a new Microcontroller Unit based on Cypress Semiconductor’s PSoC 6 line, resulting in a new inlay solution that uses 70 percent less power.” Ahead of an important certification push, Zwipe has announced that it has reduced the power consumption of its dual interface biometric payment card. The technological achievement…

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