IDEX ASA: Interim report for the fourth quarter and preliminary financial statements for 2011

Fingerprint biometrics for the Internet of Things 

  • Partners demonstrate new implementations of SmartFinger Film in their cards and mobile security products
  • The strong market momentum continues – two new partner companies in the card business
  • Receives government support to develop near field communication biometric smart cards
  • IDEX enters into partner agreement with global electronics distributor
  • Pareto appointed as advisor to evaluate strategic partners 

“In the last quarter, our customers demonstrated new design-ins of our award-winning SmartFinger technology, at the same time as we, together with European partners, made headway in developing next generation biometric security platforms for the Internet of Things,” said Ralph W. Bernstein, CEO of IDEX.

The IDEX SmartFinger® Film fingerprint sensor is ultra-thin, bendable and ideal for integration in a range of biometric cards, mobile phone security, biometric security tokens and other biometric system on-device products.

“The increasing interest in our fingerprint technology is underpinned by strong trends. Technologies for wireless interaction and communication with everyday objects are maturing and will soon be in the consumer’s hands. The growing deployment of contactless transactions, data transfer and access as well as new services like cloud computing and remote data storage means that companies and users demand secure and simple authentication,” Bernstein continued. “Fingerprint biometrics is the obvious choice for personal security and privacy within the Internet of Things.”

The full report with financial statements and notes is enclosed in pdf file.

27 February 2012

IDEX ASA is a Norwegian public company specializing in fingerprint imaging and recognition technology. IDEX’ vision is to ensure individuals a safe, secure, and user-friendly use of personal ID. IDEX has developed the award-winning SmartFinger Film technology platform including the patented fingerprint imaging principle, sensing scheme and chip design. The SmartFinger technology is available to customers under an intellectual property licensing scheme or as SmartFinger Film sensor assemblies for integration into customers’ products. For more information, please visit or contact IDEX at:

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.