IDEX strengthens business development and customer support team with industry veterans


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IDEX strengthens business development and customer support team with industry veterans

Oslo, Norway 16 September, 2014: IDEX ASA, a world leader in fingerprint imaging and recognition technology, continues to strengthen the team to support global commercialisation and expected rapid growth. The company has over the last few months attracted several industry veterans with very strong track records and relationships in the mobile sector and in biometrics as IDEX strengthens its bases in America and the Far East which are key strategic regions for the smart device market. The expansion is in line with the business strategy, and will support the high level of ongoing customer activity.

In IDEX America Larry Hattery has joined as VP of Software. Mr. Hattery has extensive biometric experience, including 8 years with Validity, most recently as VP of Software and more than two decades of facilitating hardware companies to deliver and service quality software and firmware to high volume consumer markets.

Leon Bian has been appointed VP of Business Development for IDEX America, based in Silicon Valley. Mr. Bian comes to IDEX from LG Electronics, where he was Senior Director of global enterprise mobile solutions. He previously worked at Motorola. In recognition of Mr. Bian’s contribution to the wireless industry, Today’s Wireless World eMagazine recognizes Mr. Bian as one of the Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts for 2014.

Alister Chu has joined IDEX as Senior Director of Business Development in APAC. Mr. Chu is based in Taipei, Taiwan, and has more than 25 years of field experience, spanning across telecommunications, PCs and networking industries and most recently worked as Director of Business Development at Broadcom. Mr. Chu also has biometric experience as General Manager for AuthenTec in Taiwan.

Paul Kim has been appointed Senior Sales Director of APAC. Mr. Kim joined IDEX from a position as Senior Sales Executive in Korea at Fingerprint Cards, and has more than 30 years’ experience from the high tech industry in companies such as Nanoradio, LSI Logic and Texas Instruments. Mr. Kim is based in Seoul, Korea.

Ming Gao has joined as Field Application Engineer in APAC. Prior to joining IDEX, Mr. Gao was Software R&D Director at SiLead Inc., and he has a strong biometric track record in the industry working for Atrua and AuthenTec. Mr. Gao is based in Shanghai, China.

“I am delighted to welcome a strong group of experienced hires to IDEX. All of them have proven track records in the industry, and they will be able to support IDEX’s commercialisation process immediately. Collectively they bring with them decades of experience from the biometric industry, and IDEX’s ability to attract key industry talent represent a strong validation of IDEX’s potential”, said Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX.

Press contacts
Hemant Mardia, CEO, +44 7788 922 171,  hm(at)
Henrik Knudtzon, CFO,  +47 9302 2827,  hk(at)

About IDEX
IDEX ASA specialises in fingerprint imaging and recognition technology. The company has a strong patent portfolio consisting of more than 20 patent families with more than 200 granted patents, and also a cross license with Apple. IDEX has a highly competitive product road map including swipe sensors, touch sensors with disruptive cost positions, and a unique in-glass solution. The company is currently in the process of commercialising the products.

IDEX’s addressable market represents a multi-billion unit opportunity, centred on three core markets: Mobile, ID & Smart Cards and the Internet of Things. IDEX has seen a substantial increase in interest from global OEMs in the last quarters, and is positioned as of three independent players with the relevant IP to capture market share. 

IDEX ASA (ticker IDEX) is a Norwegian public company listed at the Oslo Axess market place on the Oslo Børs (Oslo stock exchange). 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.