IDEX Biometrics expands in Southeast Asia with MCS - Tuesday, May 16, 2023

IDEX Biometrics and MCS Microsystems (MCS) are partnering to develop next generation multi-application biometric smart cards. MCS is a leading Malaysia-based, technology-focused smart card solution provider enabling more than 30 national identification projects and 50 million users globally, mainly for government ID and healthcare. MCS biometric smart cards for identity access will leverage IDEX Biometrics cutting-edge fingerprint technology. The partnership marks IDEX Biometrics continued expansion in Asia Pacific, representing a significant and growing market opportunity.

MCS’s multi-application smart cards are based on IDEX Biometrics latest sensor solution, ensuring fast, accurate, and seamless authentication. IDEX Biometrics solutions continue to expand into non-payment segments, with high-assurance performance and biometric matching increasing performance and security for trusted ID solutions. MCS intends to offer this new battery less solution to its customers and partners across Southeast Asia, North America and Europe in the fourth quarter of 2023.

“Our partnership with MCS will help drive our advanced biometric card solutions into new segments and industries,” stated Catharina Eklof, CCO of IDEX Biometrics. “The identity access management market is estimated to reach $53 billion by 2026, and our joint solution with MCS positions us well in this emerging market.”

“MCS is leading the technology development for e-passports and multi-application ID cards, and our partnership with IDEX Biometrics ensures continued acceleration with industry-leading technologies,” said Chas Yap, Managing Director of MCS. “This new biometric multi-application card solution is cost-efficient, long-lasting, has superior biometric performance, and addresses key business challenges for our customers.”

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MOS Achieves Common Criteria EAL4+ Certification - Monday, April 8, 2019

MCS Multi-application Operating System (MOS) for Trusted ID applications has been certified to the Common Criteria security standard according to the Machine Readable Travel Document (MRTD) with Extended Access Control (EAC) and Password-Authenticated Connection Establishment (PACE) protection profile (PP) at evaluation assurance level 4 augmented (EAL 4+).

As a member of the Common Criteria Recognition Agreement (CCRA), the certification by the Malaysian Common Criteria (MyCC) scheme is internationally recognised by all member countries.

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Fingerprint smart cards meet Multi-application Operating System (MOS) - Monday, April 30, 2018

JINCO Universal, a leading pioneer in fingerprint, display and Bluetooth cards, and MCS Microsystems, a renown smart chip and operating system expert, announced today that the fingerprint smart card solution by JINCO loaded with the Multi-application Operating System by MCS offers a solid biometric platform for not only Southeast Asia but also Worldwide Trusted ID and payment markets.

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Zwipe Gives Details on New Partnership With Iris Corporation - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Zwipe is offering more details on its new partnership with Malaysia-based Iris Corporation Berhad.

The companies’ collaboration was reported immediately in the wake of the Seamless Asia expo, where Zwipe demonstrated its new biometric payment card solution. Details at the time were scant, but it has now come to light that the partnership comes in the form of a Letter of Intent signed not only by Zwipe and Iris Corp., but also MCS Microsystems Sdn Bhd, a chip maker also based in Malaysia. Together, the companies will develop “Government ID and payment solutions” aimed at “Southeast Asia and other suitable markets worldwide,” according to a new statement from Zwipe.

Elaborating on the collaboration, Iris co-founder Chas Yap said it will leverage Zwipe’s technology with Iris Corporation’s “expertise in smart card manufacturing” to offer “innovative payment cards and government ID solutions not just here in Southeast Asia but globally.”

While the companies have not yet offered specific details as to what will differentiate these payment and ID cards in the competitive sense, it appears likely that they will incorporate biometrics, given both companies’ expertise in the field, and Zwipe’s recent success in helping to pioneer the development of fingerprint-scanning payment cards.

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SMOSCC Achieves MyCC Common Criteria EAL4+ Certification - Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Small Machine Operating System – Common Criteria or SMOSCC version 1.0.0 is a multi-application smart card integrated circuit (IC) operating system purpose-designed for national ID applications which also serves as an ideal platform for national e-passport. SMOSCC from MCS Microsystem Sdn Bhd is the Target of Evaluation (TOE) for Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4 augmented with ALC_DVS.2 and ALC_FLR.1 evaluation.

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CyberSecurity Malaysia and MCS Microsystems sealed an agreement on smart card related projects - Tuesday, May 31, 2011

CyberSecurity Malaysia and MCS Microsystems Sdn. Bhd. today announced their collaboration to establish a joint exercise in smart card-related projects and joint research and development programme in associated terminals and devices, including overall security assessment undertakings.

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SDW 2018 Conference and Exhibition - Sunday, June 24, 2018

QEII Centre, London, UK

Visitors to SDW 2018 experienced first-hand our latest products such as the MOS chip operating system for Trusted ID applications, biometric powered smart card, a greener e-passport utilising graphene antenna, and many more.

Images courtesy of STMicroelectronics at stand E15 (3rd Floor)

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CyberSecurity Malaysia Awards, Conference & Exhibition (CSM-ACE) 2012 - Sunday, June 10, 2012

The CSM-ACE 2012 is a prestigious event, which is held in high regard by the cyber and information security industry

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SecureAsia 2009

SecureAsia 2009 - Monday, July 6, 2009

Date : 7th July 2009 - 8th July 2009
Time : 9:00 AM
Venue : Level 3, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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