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 KSID, Jinco, ELAN through Tripartite Cooperation to Provide Fingerprint Smart Cards for United Nations 
    Released Date: 2017/09/18

[Hsinchu] The United Nations (UN) which currently made up of 193 Member States worldwide also took on the fingerprint card technology express coach. KSID (Korea Smart ID) has been selected due to their brilliant system integration expertise, combined with Taiwan ELAN Microelectronic Corporation’s strength in chip design, Jinco Universal’s competence in manufacturing smart card, to provide the employee ID smart card with fingerprint identification for the UN.

Since the transnational cooperation between Taiwan and South Korea manufacturers to supply the brand-new fingerprint financial card to the South Korean Woori Bank, shortly afterward, comes again the good news and new ways for fingerprint sensor applications.

According to a research report made by well-known South Korea media, The Investor, security solutions provider Korea Smart ID (KSID) has been selected as the exclusive provider of fingerprint smart cards for the UN and affiliated organizations.

It was understanding that the organization was specifically looking for solutions which would enable its employees to access their computers and grant entry to its headquarters and affiliated organizations.

The KSID fingerprint smart cards will be initially issued to 18 affiliated organizations including the UN Geneva office. The company expects to later expand this application to 57 other UN organizations.

Meanwhile, the UN Refugee Agency is also looking into ways to use fingerprint smart cards for its refugee and hunger welfare system as paper cards are being issued, which are more susceptible to forgery and theft.

For establishing the differentiations of ELAN fingerprint identification solutions, ELAN expands aggressively its diversification of applications. ELAN had shipped fingerprint financial card to Korea's second largest bank and then succeeded in design-win of the United Nations fingerprint employee ID card. Next ELAN plans to target the huge market of fingerprint credit card and keeps on developing multi-function in one smart card with fingerprint sensor applications.

In the meanwhile, in line with the AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Big Data trend of development, using the smart card with fingerprint identification, can track the identity of the use of card holders, analyze consumer behavior (such as where transections are made and what places are accessed) can offer different industries to create new ideas and applications.

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