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IDEX collaborates with HED on biometric card reference design


IDEX Biometrics is collaborating with CEC Huada Electronic Design Co. (HED) on a reference design for biometric cards to simplify integration and shorten time-to-market.

“As the leading fingerprint biometrics company in the smart card segment we are continuously looking to work with partners who can help accelerate and build the biometric smart card market,” explains Stan Swearingen, CEO at IDEX Biometrics. “HED is the largest Chinese SE company, with a dominant position across several verticals, including national ID, social security, banking cards, and ships more than 1.5 billion pieces annually. HED is strong proponent for biometric smart cards, and we are confident the collaboration will be beneficial for both parties as well as the end user.”

Chang Feng, General Manager at HED added “There is significant demand for the next generation of biometric smart cards. To ensure an optimal solution it’s critical that the biometric system is compatible with the SE, and this is core to the IDEX and HED collaboration. We expect the reference design to be in very high demand across multiple verticals, including banking, identification, and social security.”

IDEX collaborates with a number of smart card industry participants to accelerate the growth and availability of biometric cards. This week it also announced a partnership with Infineon Technologies to integrate IDEX biometrics technology into platforms featuring Infineon’s secure elements and last week announced it is developing dual-interface biometric cards with Chutian Dragon.

According to the company’s third quarter report, IDEX has made significant progress towards commercializing its biometric smart card products.

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