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Zwipe Teams Up with Italian Smart Card Maker

Zwipe Teams Up with Italian Smart Card Maker

“The two companies will work together on contactless payment solutions based on both card and wearable form factors.” Zwipe has found another new partner to help expand the reach of its biometric technology in the payments space. In this case, it’s Publicenter, described by Zwipe as Italy’s largest domestic smart card maker. The company is…

Zwipe Renews Biometric Card Contract with Brazil’s TGS

Zwipe Renews Biometric Card Contract with Brazil’s TGS

Zwipe has officially renewed its partnership with the Brazilian smart card manufacturer Thomas Greg & Sons (TGS). The two companies first joined forces in April of 2019 in an effort to develop biometric payment cards for the Latin American market. Now that the contract has been renewed, TGS will move forward with the small scale…

Zwipe Teams with Watchdata to Develop Contactless Payment Tech

Zwipe Teams with Watchdata to Develop Contactless Payment Tech

Zwipe has teamed up with Watchdata Technologies to develop contactless payment solutions. The offerings will eventually include wearable devices and contactless payment cards, which will be distributed to banks in multiple regions around the world. Watchdata is based in Beijing, though its company headquarters are located in Singapore. The company specializes in secure transactions and…

Zwipe HK Partner to Begin Manufacturing of Biometric Cards

Zwipe HK Partner to Begin Manufacturing of Biometric Cards

Biometric payment cards continue to inch their way toward commercial deployments, with Zwipe announcing that a Hong Kong-based partner is now ready to proceed with small-scale manufacturing. The biometrics specialist first announced its partnership with Toppan Forms Card Technologies (TFCT) in April, framing it as a means to move toward payment card commercialization in the…

New Zwipe Executive VP Brings Deep Payments Experience

New Zwipe Executive VP Brings Deep Payments Experience

Zwipe has a new Executive Vice President of Strategy and Channels: Bishwajit Choudhary has joined the company’s leadership, bringing with him extensive experience in the digital payments sector. Before his new appointment, Choudhary spent 20 years with Nets Group, a Denmark-based digital payments solutions provider focused on financial institutions. Choudhary worked his way up from…

Zwipe Sees No Negative COVID-19 Effects in Q1 Update

Zwipe Sees No Negative COVID-19 Effects in Q1 Update

While various companies are reeling from the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zwipe is staying its course and proceeding as planned, the fingerprint biometrics specialist suggests in its Q1 2020 operational update. Zwipe’s overarching plan is still to establish itself as a leader player in the emerging biometric payment and smart cards space, and…

Zwipe Teams Up with Another Hong Kong Card Manufacturer

Zwipe Teams Up with Another Hong Kong Card Manufacturer

Zwipe is continuing to make inroads in the Asian market. The company has formed a partnership with Hong Kong’s Asia Credit Card (ACC) to develop a full portfolio of biometric payment services and products. The partnership will focus primarily on biometric payment cards. Zwipe is planning to launch its Pay ONE platform later this year,…

Zwipe Teams Up with Toppan to Bring Biometric Payment Cards to Hong Kong

Zwipe Teams Up with Toppan to Bring Biometric Payment Cards to Hong Kong

Zwipe is teaming up with Toppan Forms Card Technologies to move biometric payment cards towards the commercialization phase in Macau and Hong Kong. The two companies will work together to develop new cards, and to market those cards to Toppan’s customers in the region. To that end, Toppan will integrate the Zwipe Pay ONE platform…

IDEMIA, Zwipe and IDEX Biometrics Collaborate on New Smart Card Solution

IDEMIA, Zwipe and IDEX Biometrics Collaborate on New Smart Card Solution

IDEMIA and Zwipe have successfully produced the first samples of a new chip designed for biometric cards. The companies will now move forward with a pilot launch in the second half of 2020, ahead of mass production and a full commercial launch in 2021. Those cards will feature a fingerprint sensor from IDEX Biometrics. The…

Zwipe Announces Incoming New CFO

Zwipe Announces Incoming New CFO

Zwipe has announced a new Chief Financial Officer. Lars Kristian Solheim will take the position starting March 1st of 2020, when he will replace interim CFO Lars Myren. In a statement announcing the new executive’s appointment, Zwipe highlighted his relevant experience. After serving as a Senior Associate at the audit firm Ernst & Young, Solheim…

Trustech Guests to Receive Full Zwipe Experience

Trustech Guests to Receive Full Zwipe Experience

Zwipe will be treating guests to the full Zwipe Experience at Trustech 2019. More specifically, Zwipe will be unveiling a new product package called the Zwipe Experience, which will offer comprehensive support to card manufacturers and issuers who are looking to upgrade their biometric payments capabilities.   To that end, the customizable Zwipe Experience will provide…

Zwipe Streamlines Operations to Capitalize on Partnership with IDEMIA

Zwipe Streamlines Operations to Capitalize on Partnership with IDEMIA

Zwipe has announced that it will be streamlining its operations with a plan that is expected to save the company as much as NOK 40 million (around $4.38 million) every year. The program has already been approved by Zwipe’s Board of Directors, and will be fully executed before the end of November 2019. Any related…

Zwipe Completes Prototype Power Management Chip for Biometric Solutions

Zwipe Completes Prototype Power Management Chip for Biometric Solutions

“The company says it will be targeting not only the smart card sector, but also wearables.” Zwipe has completed a prototype of what could become a critically important component of its biometric payment card business activities. Dubbed the “Z5” chip, the solution is designed to consolidate components needed for energy harvesting and management for embedded…

Biometric Cards, Smart Cars, Touch ID, and More in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Biometric Cards, Smart Cars, Touch ID, and More in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It was another rich and varied week in Mobile ID World’s coverage of the latest news in mobile security and connectivity, and the site’s five most popular articles reflect that. Biometric payment card news is always a good place to start. Zwipe announced at the end of September that it had received its first order…

Phones and Cards Dominate This Week’s Top Stories

Phones and Cards Dominate This Week’s Top Stories

Smartphones and biometric cards dominate this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular articles. On the smartphone side of things, it will come as no surprise that readers proved interested in the biometric capabilities of Apple’s newest iPhone lineup. Apple has established itself as a real leader in the world of mobile biometrics, helping…

Zwipe Delivers First Order of Inlay Solution for Biometric Cards

Zwipe Delivers First Order of Inlay Solution for Biometric Cards

Zwipe has completed delivery for the first order of its second-generation biometric inlay for smart cards, the company has announced. The company has not disclosed the name of its client, but indicated in a statement that the order concerned “a few thousand units”, and would generate revenues of about half a million NOK in the…

Partnerships Aplenty in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Partnerships Aplenty in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

This week’s top stories on Mobile ID World are all about partnerships. The first is a bit of an unwitting one. In addition to launch a slate of new devices, Apple announced this month that it had upgraded its iOS mobile operating system to support both read and write NFC communications, opening the door for…

IDEMIA, Zwipe Partner on Simplified, Low-Cost Biometric Payment Card

IDEMIA, Zwipe Partner on Simplified, Low-Cost Biometric Payment Card

“… IDEMIA and Zwipe say that their solution will be distinguished by its relatively small number of components, with things like the Secure Element and the microcontroller all embedded in a single chip mounted on a flexible Printed Circuit Board.” IDEMIA and Zwipe have teamed up on a biometric payment card solution that they are…

Zwipe, G+D Team Up On ‘Biometric Payment Device’

Zwipe, G+D Team Up On ‘Biometric Payment Device’

“We have selected Zwipe because of their proven ability to integrate biometrics with payment functionalities into an extremely space and energy-constrained environment.” – Gabrielle Bugat, Group Senior Vice President, Head of Business Unit, Financial Services, G+D Mobile Security Zwipe and Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security (or “G+D”) are teaming up on a new payment device,…

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