IDEX Biometrics ASA is entering a strategic cooperation agreement with a global tier one smart card manufacturer. As the global biometric payment market is reaching an inflection point towards mass production, this partnership brings lower costs, reduced manufacturing complexity, and accelerated time-to-market. The agreement covers joint development of biometric smart cards based on IDEX Biometrics? TrustedBio? turnkey reference design. The comprehensive pre-certified solution platform includes IDEX Biometric?s TrustedBio?, integrated MCU/PMU, biometric software including proprietary Card Operating System, applets, inlay and a SLC38 security controller from Infineon Technologies AG.