OT–Morpho rebrands to IDEMIA

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The OT-Morpho group has rebranded itself as IDEMIA to better reflect its position as a global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, following the May merger of Oberthur Technologies (OT) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho).

With an innovative strategy in “Augmented Identity”, IDEMIA said it will continue to uphold its mission of providing an expertise in trusted identities to ensure a safer world.

At its rebranding launch event, the company unveiled its latest innovations including the automated air passenger boarding process, the new generation biometric payment card, and embedded security systems to equip the connected cars of tomorrow.

The company’s workforce is comprised of 14,000 employees from all over the world, including 2,000 in the research and development department.

With nearly €3 billion (US$3.5 billion) in revenues, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries and provides services to financial institutions, mobile operators, connected objects, citizen identity, and public security.

“Our future will be built through innovation and disruption which will revolutionise our daily lives,” said Didier Lamouche, CEO of IDEMIA. “Our vision when we merged OT and Morpho was to build a new offer capable of revisiting the world of digital security. And this is what the creation of IDEMIA has achieved.

“Thanks to our talented people and the solutions they invent, citizens and consumers can now connect, interact, exchange, pay, travel or even vote in total confidence, drawing on the benefits of a connected world.

“The accomplishment of this promise is what we call Augmented Identity. It is about using the biometric characteristics of each person as a unique signature of individual identity, thus facilitating exchanges. It fosters confidentiality and trust and guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions. This is a decisive step towards a more frictionless, safer world.”

Previously reported, IDEMIA (formerly OT-Morpho) officially opened its first U.S. innovation center in Redwood City, California, which allows visitors to experience a biometric and digital journey encompassing banking, payments, IoT, telecom and retail processes for real-life technology integration.

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