Safran Identity & Security to expand to the Silicon Valley

PARIS, Oct. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Safran Identity & Security, a world leader identity and security solutions, announced the opening of a location in the Silicon Valley at the end of 2016.

Located in Redwood City, the new facility will be strategically positioned near the Silicon Valley and San Francisco high tech communities, featuring an innovation center with a specific focus on digital payment, digital identity and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Visitors will be able to interact with Safran's hardware and software solutions and experience how the company drives digital transformation across the entire customer experience. This will include Safran's industry leading biometric identification and authentication technologies, featuring fingerprint, facial recognition and iris biometric sensors, cloud-based solutions and software development kits for mobile devices.

Anne Bouverot, CEO, Safran Identity & Security, said: "Being at the forefront of biometrics, digital identity and security technologies, it was the next logical next step for us to become a part of the vibrant innovation community in Silicon Valley. Through our new location, we want to enable the development community to interact with our products so that together we can design even better solutions."

Safran i s a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000 employees and generated sales of 17.4 billion euros in 2015. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index, as well as the Euro Stoxx 50 European index.

Safran Identity & Security is a global leader in identity and security solutions, deploying systems in more than 100 countries. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, the company develops innovative technologies for the public and private sectors, including identity management, secure transactions and public security solutions.

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