Complete biometric smart card solution enabled by IDEX Biometrics and Linxens


Fully integrated solution simplifies development, speeds time to market and reduces costs for smart card manufacturers

Oslo, Norway – June 20, 2022 – IDEX Biometrics ASA and Linxens Holding SAS today announced an agreement whereby Linxens becomes a global provider of IDEX’s complete turnkey biometric smart card solution, leveraging the technologies and expertise of both companies. This allows card manufacturers to accelerate the development of smart cards incorporating the most powerful fingerprint sensor available.

As part of the agreement, IDEX customers will receive a turnkey solution integrating:

  • the TrustedBio™ biometric module from IDEX Biometrics, consisting of a fingerprint sensor coupled to a microcontroller running proprietary imaging algorithms;

  • Linxens BioLAM® card inlay, offering optimized connectivity and NFC antenna design; and

  • Linxens EMV1 module, consisting of an optimized contact plate packaged with an SLC38 security microcontroller, the latest generation secure element from Infineon Technologies AG.

The SLC38 will have the following proprietary software pre-encoded:

  • IDEX Biometrics’ custom Java Card operating system, designed to maximize biometric functionality; and

  • IDEX Biometrics’ special-purpose Java applets, providing full transactional interoperability with EMV-compliant networks.

Smart card manufacturers can customize elements of the solution, depending on the application. The solution will be compatible with standard smart card manufacturing equipment and hot lamination processes.

Vince Graziani, Managing Director of IDEX Biometrics, said, “We are delighted to announce this important collaboration with Linxens, the global leader in smart card inlays, NFC antennas and contact pads. The combination of design leadership, technical expertise and high quality manufacturing has made Linxens the leading supplier to smart card manufacturers. With seven manufacturing plants around the world and a new biometric “center of excellence” at its plant in Mantes-la-Jolie, France, Linxens is firmly committed to facilitating the rapid growth of smart cards incorporating authentication by fingerprints. This combined solution enables smart card manufacturers to significantly reduce design time, minimize manufacturing and supply chain challenges, and accelerate time to market, all of which helps lower costs. . »

Cuong H. Duong, President and CEO of Linxens, said, “This development with IDEX Biometrics is timely, given the momentum IDEX Biometrics has established with its TrustedBio/SLC38 reference design. We anticipate that our collaboration with IDEX Biometrics will be an important contributor to our strategic initiative in fingerprint biometrics, which we believe is rapidly becoming a key component of authentication and data security in card-based applications. , including payments, access control, healthcare, transportation and a range of identification uses.

For more information, contact:
Marianne Bøe, Head of Investor Relations
Email: [email protected]
Tel: + 47 918 00186

Brett L Perry, US Investor Relations
Email: [email protected]
Tel: + 1 214 272 0070

About IDEX Biometrics
IDEX Biometrics ASA (OSE:IDEX and Nasdaq:IDBA) is a leading provider of fingerprint identification technology providing simple, secure and personal authentication for everyone. We help people make payments, prove their identity, access information, or unlock devices with the tap of a finger. We invent, design and market these secure, yet incredibly user-friendly solutions. Our total addressable market represents a rapidly growing multi-billion unit opportunity.
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About Linxens
Linxens is a global technology leader. With more than 30 years of experience in the electronics industry, Linxens relies on the expertise and know-how of its 3,000 talents to design and manufacture flexible electronics in reel-to-reel format for smart cards and RFID antennas. .
A specialist in the manufacture of secure electronic components for smart cards, Linxens’ solutions are used worldwide in various applications in markets such as banking, telecoms, government and health, and to ensure the control of access, asset tracking, authentication and identity.
With production sites and R&D centers in Europe and Southeast Asia, Linxens is the partner of choice to support its customers in the development of tailor-made solutions or to ensure large-scale production anywhere in the world, for all markets.

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IDEX, TrustedBio, IDEX Biometrics and the IDEX logo are registered trademarks owned by IDEX Biometrics ASA. All other brand or product names are the property of their respective owners.

1 EMVCo, LLC maintains technical standards for smart cards used in payment applications. It is a consortium owned and overseen by its six member organizations: American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, UnionPay and Visa.

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