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Marquis ID Systems acquired by Gemalto

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Gemalto a digital security company, have acquired all of the outstanding shares of Marquis ID Systems (MIDS), a primary provider of e-ID systems in the United States.

With nearly 14 years servicing and supporting Drivers License and Identification the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators ( AAMVA) standards, MIDS specialises in secure personalised enrollment and issuance systems to meet the requirements of each state. 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 programs with the highest levels of service.

Gemalto, already present in over 80 government programs worldwide, provides federal, state and provincial agencies with electronic passports, driver licenses, healthcare and ID cards, and border management systems.  It operates over 31 central issuance facilities around the world, all of which consistently achieve the most stringent security certifications year after year.

"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 U.S. 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" said 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 programs, as well as introducing newer technologies like Mobile Driving License" said 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".