DEX Biometrics ASA, a leading provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, is pleased to announce that IDEX's fingerprint sensor and Tongxin Microelectronics' Co's secure element (SE) have been included in a second biometric payment card certified by China UnionPay (CUP). The certified payment card, manufactured by Goldpac, is ready for volume production.TMC is a leading SE supplier in China focused on the smart card industry and is partnering with IDEX to accelerate biometric smart card adoption. This successful certification leverages the ongoing collaboration between the two companies.IDEX's strategy is to partner with SE industry leaders, such as TMC, for providing solutions to all global card manufacturers. This ensures compatibility between the SE and IDEX's biometric solutions and simplifies the card manufacturer's development process.”This second CUP certification continues the trend of increasing global adoption of biometric cards. Our collaboration with TMC will make this biometric payment card available to a broad range of card issuers which will increase the number of customers who have access to the technology,” said Vince Graziani, CEO of IDEX Biometrics.John Zou, Vice President at TMC added: “TMC and IDEX continue their leadership in the biometric smart card market with the only solutions to be certified by CUP . We are looking forward to further innovation and extending our advantage with IDEX's next generation TrustedBio™ solution and the TMC THD89.”