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HID Global Welcomes New President and CEO

HID Global Welcomes New President and CEO

HID Global has announced that Björn Lidefelt is taking over as the company’s new President and CEO. Lidefelt is a new addition to the team at HID Global, but he arrives after a stint as the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at ASSA ABLOY, which is HID Global’s parent company. “Björn has had a very successful…

COFIDES Provides €200,000 for FacePhi’s South Korean Expansion

COFIDES Provides €200,000 for FacePhi’s South Korean Expansion

FacePhi will be getting a boost from COFIDES as it looks to expand its foothold in South Korea. The facial recognition specialist first announced the creation of a FacePhi APAC subsidiary back in May, and has now revealed that it will receive a €200,000 investment from the COFIDES Fund for Foreign Investment Operations for Small…

GSMA Expands APAC Partnership Programme to Promote IoT Collaboration

GSMA Expands APAC Partnership Programme to Promote IoT Collaboration

The GSMA has expanded the scope of its APAC IoT Partnership Programme, which now includes 32 IoT operators spread across 16 countries. The Programme has doubled in size and fostered the creation of nine new IoT Labs since its launch in October of 2018. “The mobile operator community are collaborating closely with their partners to…

Biometric Card with IDEX SmartFinger Tech Undergoing Certification by Beijing Testing Center

Biometric Card with IDEX SmartFinger Tech Undergoing Certification by Beijing Testing Center

“I’m more confident than ever that biometric smart cards are poised for mass adoption.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics announced today that biometric payment cards featuring its SmartFinger sensor technology have begun a certification process on behalf of a “major global payment scheme in Asia.” The Bank Card Testing Center, an independent…

New Agreement Validates Precise Biometrics’ Strategies in Changing Mobile Market

New Agreement Validates Precise Biometrics’ Strategies in Changing Mobile Market

“This also confirms that our new strategy, to offer customer service, support and product development in Asia in order to strengthen our presence in local key markets, has borne fruit.” – Stefan K. Person, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics has established a new licensing agreement with “a leading fingerprint sensor supplier from Asia,” the company…

FIDO Alliance Highlights APAC Growth at Turn of Year

FIDO Alliance Highlights APAC Growth at Turn of Year

The FIDO Alliance closed out 2018 with intense activity in the APAC region. In a year-end post on its website, the organization noted that it saw some considerable developments in Japan in particular toward the end of the year. Yahoo! Japan joined FIDO’s Board of Directors, while KDDI and Line both attained FIDO2 certification. Japan…

Jumio Reports Its Best Sales Quarter Yet

Jumio Reports Its Best Sales Quarter Yet

“The company attributes its Q2 success primarily to the APAC market, which it has targeted through a new Singapore office established this past March.” Jumio continues to be one of the great success stories of the authentication industry with the news that it has just finished its best sales quarter yet: Q2 saw a year…