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SAFE ID Solutions and Singapore Technologies Electronics enter into strategic partnership

SAFE ID Solutions AG
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SAFE ID Solutions and Singapore Technologies Electronics enter into strategic partnership for innovative solutions in the global ID market

Unterhaching, Germany – September 17th, 2008 Within a strategic partnership that defines a new benchmark in the global ID security market, SAFE ID Solutions and ST Electronics announce to merge their know-how and innovative solution portfolio to effectively address projects in Asia, Africa and Europe. Together the two companies will provide customer-specific solutions that meet all current and future demands of governments and private customers. With complementary portfolios, an extensive mutual knowledge transfer and common global partner networks, SAFE ID and ST Electronics are able to provide individually optimized, tailored and secure identification, border control and management solutions.

Today SAFE ID Solutions AG and ST Electronics announce the start of a strategic partnership aiming at jointly offering security solutions to the governmental sector. The portfolio of SAFE ID includes end to end document life cycle hard- and software solutions, including biometric enrolment, optical and electronic personalization, as well as verification solutions. With professional expertise and vast project experience the company established an extensive base of satisfied customers.

For many years, ST Electronics has been exceptionally well positioned providing eGovernment infocommunication systems, integrated security as well as digital defence solutions to its customers. The linkage of both companies’ portfolios will result in superior solutions for governments around the globe. The combination of SAFE ID’s comprehensive identification and verification expertise with ST Electronics’ extensive capabilities in largescale governmental infrastructure projects is a decisive advantage for both parties. Particularly in the area of identification, border control and surveillance systems both companies provide complementary solutions for security projects worldwide.

“This partnership marks a major step for both companies. In terms of technology, efficiency and market trust, SAFE ID and ST Electronics will climb to the top of a growing but highly competitive market. No other company or consortium offers the same amount of experience, product excellence and market knowledge” comments Dietmar Breyer, COO and President of SAFE ID Solutions. “Our portfolio of solutions will now additionally be demonstrated in a new showroom implemented at ST Electronics’ facilities in Singapore, open to customers and partners.”

“We are delighted about the partnership and are extremely confident that SAFE ID’s extensive expertise will allow us to meet customers’ growing requirements,” notes Chang Yew Kong, President of ST Electronics (Info-Software Systems). “The showroom means we can clearly present both, solutions and challenges to customers in Asia. Thereby we will also strengthen both companies’ position in the global ID market. This partnership offers strong impact for our businesses.”

SAFE ID Solutions and ST Electronics also collaborate on ways to implement ST Electronic’s solutions into the SAFE ID portfolio. Secure and intelligent monitoring systems as well as other government related security solutions will further complement SAFE ID’s existing innovative enrolment-, personalization- and border control solutions.

Both companies already offer joint integrated solutions for the development and distribution of ongoing national security projects for identification, border control and surveillance in Asia and Africa.

About SAFE ID Solutions AG

SAFE ID Solutions AG offers integrated security solutions to the global ID market for increased security and convenience in the issuance and personalization process. The company provides secure end to end document issuance solutions from biometric enrolment over personalization management software to the optical and electronic personalization of new generation ID documents – such as ePassports. Document verification and border control solutions round up the company’s core portfolio that addresses the entire document life cycle. Currently SAFE ID has more than 25 reference projects in over 20 countries. For more information, please visit SAFE ID’s website at

Katja Sommerfeld; SAFE ID Solutions AG; Tel: +49 / 89 45 21 26 715;
Fax: +49 / 89 45 21 26 126; Email:

About Singapore Technologies Electronics Ltd

Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) is a leading provider of electronics and information communications technologies solutions in the Asian region. ST Electronics' core capabilities lie in its design, development and integration of advanced electronics systems for commercial, industrial, defence and public services applications worldwide. ST Electronics delivers innovative system solutions to government, commercial, defence and industrial customers worldwide. It specialises in advanced electronics systems such as broadband radio frequency and microwave communication, eGovernment solutions, rail and traffic management, real-time command & control, training and simulation, intelligent building management, and information security and mobile commerce solutions. It undertakes continuing research and development to help create cost-effective proprietary products at both system and component level to provide quality solutions to customers. ST Engineering has over 20.000 employees and has been listed on the Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) since December 1997.

Patricia Loh; ST Electronics (Info-Software Systems); Tel: + 65 / 6413 1620
Fax: 65 6481 0693; Email:

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SAFE ID Solutions AG
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