Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Irdeto Acquires BayTSP

Irdeto, a global software security and media technology company, has announced the acquisition of BayTSP, a search, discovery and anti-piracy company based in Santa Clara, California.

Following the recent acquisition of BD+ technology from Rovi Corporation, the BayTSP deal further demonstrates Irdeto's commitment to partnering and delivering end-to-end, dynamic security solutions for media companies.

"We know better than anyone how critical it is to proactively and aggressively fight digital theft, and BayTSP's monitoring capabilities will help us take digital piracy detection to an even higher level" said Graham Kill, CEO of Irdeto.

Iceland's first Mobile Payments Project

Oberthur Technologies has announced that the company has partnered with Visa Europe and Valitor to launch Iceland's first mobile contactless payment project.

Using Oberthur Technologies' SIM card device, which provides integrated support for NFC, the partners will work with Iceland's key mobile network operators, to select 1,000 participants for the initial adoption in January 2012.

The full-scale pilot will begin in the second half of 2012. Due to Valitor's established relationship with the Icelandic banks, combined with 600 mobile contactless Point of Sale terminals already existing in the greater Reykjavik area, this new technology will be easily available to the majority of the country's population.

Mr. Fredrik Westerman General Manager, Nordics and Baltics, Visa Europe: "Iceland is one of our most successful markets. Both the size of the market and high level of credit card usage makes Iceland an ideal test environment to launch tomorrow's new method of payment.

Identive Ranked Among Fastest-Growing Technology Companies in North America

Identive Group, Inc. is ranked No. 468 on the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, which ranks the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. This recognition is based on the percentage of revenue growth from 2006 to 2010, during which Identive grew by 152 percent.

Identive's chief executive officer and chairman Ayman S. Ashour credits the company's growth to its comprehensive offerings along the Secure ID technology value chain and the central role of identity management in emerging applications -- from contactless ticketing to enterprise security to mobile payments.

Infineon Strengthens Its Position as the Market Leader

Infineon Technologies is the global market leader in power semiconductors for the eighth consecutive year. According to IMS Research data, Infineon again strengthened its position in 2010 and commands an 11.2 percent share of the overall market, ahead of Toshiba (6.8%), STMicroelectronics (6.5%) and Mitsubishi (6.5%). The IMS Research study shows that Infineon holds a market share of 8.6 percent in the discrete power semiconductor segment, making the company the clear number one there for the first time.

"We are delighted to have not just retained our pole position in the power semiconductor market, but also to have strengthened it," said Arunjai Mittal, Division President of the Industrial & Multimarket Division at Infineon Technologies.

Precise Biometrics Appoints Exclusive Distributor in Brazil

Precise Biometrics has chosen GD Burti, Giesecke & Devrient's Brazilian subsidiary, to be the exclusive distributor of its fingerprint/smartcard readers in Brazil. G&D is expecting a large demand for biometric card readers in Brazil following the rollout of the Brazilian National ID and is well-positioned to play an important role in the project.

The Brazilian National ID card will provide all Brazilian citizens with a unique credential. The chip will contain the person's fingerprints, enabling them to be securely identified, and biometric readers are needed to access the information on the card.

Precise Biometrics' CEO Thomas Marschall said, "The scale of the Brazilian National ID and the ways it will be used require accurate and easy-to-use readers. Precise Sense is a perfect fit.

The Brazilian National ID will be rolled out over the next nine years, and hardware infrastructure is expected to be in place earlier than prior national ID rollouts.

TagMaster Announce Order from 7iD Technologies

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for long range identification in access control, asset management and rail applications, announce that 7iD Technologies GmbH, a strategic partner to TagMaster based in Austria, has ordered the delivery of 45 new TagMaster UHF XT-3 readers for an installation in Europe. The contract covers the supply of both readers as well as a number of external antennas, which will be delivered during the coming quarter in 2011.

The project will use the TagMaster XT-3 RFID reader, which is an EPC Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) compliant UHF reader with built in antenna. The XT-3 also has the capacity to handle an optional external antenna in sites where this is of advantage.

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