Gemalto acquires MIDS

14/11/14

Gemalto has acquired all of the outstanding shares of Marquis ID Systems (MIDS), a primary provider of fully integrated solutions and services for Drivers License and Identification in the US.

With nearly 14 years servicing and supporting eID systems according to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) standards, MIDS specialises in secure personalised enrolment and issuance systems to meet the requirements of each state.

According to Gemalto, the combination of Gemalto and MIDS promises to bring to its customers the most innovative identity solutions and the ability to implement large scale card programmes with the highest levels of service.

Gemalto, already present in more than 80 government programmes worldwide, provides federal, state and provincial agencies with ePassports, driver licenses, healthcare and ID cards, and border management systems.  It operates more than 31 central issuance facilities around the world.

"The acquisition by Gemalto ensures the continuation of our business practices that have led to MIDS becoming a leader and the fastest growing company in the US driver's license market. Both companies share a common vision of quality, customer service, and cutting edge technologies to enable state and provincial governments in North America to best serve their citizens" says Steve Steigmeyer, CEO, MIDS.

"The combination of Gemalto and MIDS is especially complimentary as more and more states look to upgrade the security of their driver license and ID programmes, as well as introducing newer technologies like Mobile Driving License," says Paul Beverly, executive vice president, Gemalto. "All the MIDS leadership and team members will be joining Gemalto, and we look forward to providing together truly superior offers to our customers".

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

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