IDEX receives commercial order for smartphone and smart card fingerprint sensor security

S.I.C. Biometrics has placed a commercial order for IDEX SmartFinger Film fingerprint sensors.

Fornebu, Norway 2 April 2012: S.I.C. Biometrics Inc. (S.I.C.) has placed an order of IDEX SmartFinger® Film fingerprint sensors and biometric software for S.I.C.’s novel FID® device designed for Apple iPhone, iPad and Android-based devices, as well as in the S.I.C. Touch Prox biometric smart card.

The order is the commercial follow-on from the successful results of activities conducted under the cooperation agreement between the two companies in 2011. The SmartFinger Film fingerprint sensor has been integrated into S.I.C’s novel mobile security solution FID (Finger Identification Device) for Apple iPhone and was shown to the industry at the CARTES & IDentification in Paris, France, in November 2011. Further orders will be subject to the success of S.I.C.’s product.

“Smartphones and mobile devices need stronger security and enhanced data protection. The emergence of mobile commerce, near field communication and contactless payments compounds this need. On-device fingerprint biometrics is the obvious choice for added personal security while safeguarding privacy,” said Ralph W. Bernstein.  

“At S.I.C. Biometrics we strongly believe that everyone should have access to efficient and affordable personal mobile security solutions. I am proud to say that we, with the launch of FID, deliver increased security to users around the world,” said Eric Talbot, founder and CEO of S.I.C. Biometrics Inc. “The form factor of the thin and bendable SmartFinger Film allows us to include fingerprint security in a small, well-designed sleeve made from an attractive material,” he added.

FID is the first iPhone 4 casing with fingerprint sensor, allowing users to securely access their social media accounts and web-based applications with a simple swipe of a finger.

S.I.C. designs, manufactures and internationally commercializes biometric security products and solutions that are used to protect people, institutions, enterprises and buildings against theft, fraud and terrorism.

“S.I.C. offers superior fingerprint identity management solutions for several industries”, Bernstein continued, “and we are proud to have been selected as a strategic supplier for their biometric enabled security products.” “We are also pleased to report that the order will be fulfilled by sensors using substrates produced on large-scale polymer processing equipment,” he concluded.

IDEX offers SmartFinger swipe sensor fingerprint technology and authentication solutions that facilitate simple integration into a wide range of products. The company currently targets embedded solutions such as hand-held ID terminals, ID cards, banking cards and smart cards, smartphones and accessories to smartphones.

2 April 2012

Press contacts:
IDEX ASA: Ralph W. Bernstein, CEO, +47 9305 9303,
S.I.C. Biometrics Inc.: Eric Talbot, CEO, +1 514 312 4368,

About S.I.C. Biometrics Inc.
S.I.C Biometrics Inc. Located in Montreal Canada and France is a 12 year old firm specialized in innovative biometrics solutions. Software developer and hardware manufacturer, it is selling worldwide its state-of-the-art biometric fingerprint readers, biometric smart cards and access control solutions to the commercial and government markets. S.I.C. Biometrics through direct collaboration with Apple in 2009 was the first to launch its unique platform of software and hardware fingerprint reader solutions for the Apple’s iPhone 3 and in 2010 launched its iPad version.

The S.I.C Biometrics Inc. suite of products and solutions are compatible with most existing IT infrastructures providing an optimum return on investment and respecting industry standards and compliances. For more information visit

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.