PARIS Austrian printed electronics manufacturer Nanoident Technologies AG has launched a biometrics subsidiary, Nanoident Biometrics SAS, in Montbonnot-Saint-Martin, near Grenoble (France).
Managed by Alain Jutant, Nanoident Biometrics focuses on low cost multimodal biometrics solutions. The company claims it develops complete biometrics solutions based on printed semiconductor-based optoelectronic sensors for telecom, smartcard, PC and consumer electronics applications.
Nanoident said it has selected the Grenoble area for its dynamism in the fields of embedded electronics and nanotechnologies. Another motivating factor was the presence of Minalogic competitiveness cluster because of its technological orientation towards microelectronics and embedded software and the opportunities to ink partnerships with Nanoident. Nanoident has joined two Minalogic projects, namely Printronics and Alpspot, labeled in December of 2007.
The Grenoble-Isère economic development agency (AEPI), in collaboration with Invest in France, helped the company settle in the Grenoble area.
In June of 2006, Nanoident launched a biometrics division, Nanoident Biometrics GmbH, in Nuremberg (Germany) and appointed Alain Jutant as managing director of the new division. Nanoident Biometrics GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nanoident Technologies AG, is working on multimodal biometric solutions for mobile devices, smart cards and network security.
Founded in 2004 in Linz, Austria, by Klaus G. Schroeter, now CEO, and Franz Padinger, now CTO, Nanoident employs 60 people.