Norwegian biometrics firm IDEX has revealed that it will work together with IDEX and Card Tech on a smartcard project.The order is for IDEX`s next generation touch fingerprint sensor, which enables secure authentication in standard contactless and contact cards. IDEX and Card Tech have extended their partnership to collaborate with a top-tier card integrator to deliver a biometric card module. The solution is using IDEX`s flexible, ISO compliant off-chip fingerprint sensor and Card Tech`s electronic system expertise and patented technology for secure biometric card products. The programme targets mass deployable smartcard programmes in the government ID and banking markets.”We are very pleased to be expanding our engagement with top-tier partners within the card ecosystem. Following the launch of our ISO card form factor compliant flexible sensor for smartcards last year, we have received significant interest from both potential end customers and ecosystem partners,” said Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX. “We are pleased to be collaborating with Card Tech on a programme for one of the largest card integrators, which is significant validation of our unique card sensor value proposition.””Card Tech and IDEX have been working together for several years to drive the frontier of biometric authentication for smartcards. The combination of IDEX`s off-chip fingerprint sensor ideally suited for cards, and our worldwide patented biometric card system design and know-how, have created a strong value proposition for the programme with the top-tier card integrator, addressing global markets,” said Fabrizio Borracci, Chairman of Card Tech. “We are very excited about the potential of this programme and all the other expressions of interest, from different markets, received in the last months. We believe that strengthening this partnership with IDEX will allow to boost our growth in 2017”.