IDEX Biometrics forms another two partnerships

IDEX Biometrics has formed partnerships with CEC Huada Electronic Design (HED) and Shenzhen Excelsecu Data Technology to further the development of its biometric cards.

The company has partnered with HED on a reference design for biometric smart cards. A critical part of smart card is the secure element (SE), which is a tamper-resistant chip that securely hosts the matching algorithm and stores sensitive data. The collaboration between IDEX and HED will simplify the integration of these elements.

Its partnership with Excelsecu will see the development of a battery-less dual-interface biometric cards with a digital display.

IDEX develops fingerprint identification and authentication solutions for card, mobile and IoT payment solutions.

China-based HED is a smart card and security chip provider for use in payments, government public utilities, identification and mobile payments, among others.

HED general manager Chang Feng said, “There is significant demand for the next generation of biometric smart cards. Adding biometrics enhances the user experience and security level in a smart card.

“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.”

Fellow Chinese startup Excelsecu is a developer of security products such as display cards, authentication systems, and smart cards.

Excelsecu vice president Liuzhang Chen said, “Demand for higher levels of security, coupled with a positive user experience, are essential for success in today’s digital world. Excelsecu is always innovating and looking to develop products which address these demands.”

These deals come after a stream of partnerships from IDEX. The company recently teamed up with Infineon to implement its fingerprint identification software with cards designed by Infineon.

The coampny has also recently signed deals with Chutian Dragon and Hengbao.

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