Press Release - 24 February 2014


CONAKRY, Republic of Guinea, 24 February 2014:
IRIS Corporation Berhad, the inventor of the world's first ePassport and multi-application smart card have further strengthen their international ties. In a recent contract agreement with the Government of Republic of Guinea in West Africa, the 15-year agreement is valued at RM 793.21 million.

The global solution provider with core expertise in digital identity, business, farming and environmental solutions; IRIS has been contracted for the supply and implementation of secure chip technology solutions in the Republic of Guinea which include electronic passports, visa, permanent residence identification card and all its related software and hardware.

Dato’ Hamdan Bin Mohd Hassan, CEO for IRIS Trusted Identification Division stated that the President Alpha Condé is currently embarking on various policies to reform and revive the economic growth of Guinea. And with the country launching its very first ICAO compliant ePassport, the government of Guinea is taking positive steps in further improving the lives of its citizens.

"Due to our agility and extensive experience with ePassport projects, it only took us three (3) months to setup the Republic of Guinea Conakry ICAO", commented Dato' Hamdan. The Republic of Guinea will be launching its very first ePassport on 24 February and this will be officiated by Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana.

IRIS has shown strong growth and is set to continue this momentum of growth throughout 2014. The companies exponential past growth has been a result of their focus on core competencies; diversification into technology related businesses and a significant global presence. The company's presence are in 28 countries on a global scale. By pioneering new innovations and solutions to enrich the quality of life of the global market, IRIS has continued to make its mark internationally with the launch of the world's very first multi e-document smart desktop laser marker at Cartes Paris last November.

An MSC-status technology innovator with roots in trusted identification, ranging from smart care manufacturing and ePassport inlay production, personalization, smart devices and system integration to secure management system; IRIS is actively building a sustainable business agenda which reflects its core values of passion, agility, genuineness, innovative spirit and caring nature. Heading the global revolution in Trusted Identification, IRIS is fully committed in meeting the demands of an evolving digital society by bring the latest solutions in the digital identity solution.


About IRIS Corporation Berhad

IRIS Corporation ( is a global solutions provider with core expertise in trusted identity, secure payments, financial services, transportation, waste management, renewable energy, building solutions, food security, agriculture and sustainable development.

Today, we have more than 19 years’ experience in developing ePassports and multi-application eID cards. IRIS stands for a core proprietary Image Retrieval & Identification System, which encompasses five disparate technologies – silicon technology, operating system customized applications, multi-modal biometrics and smart devices, all uniquely integrated within one solution. IRIS designed the world’s first ePassport, for the Malaysian Government, and has been offering a comprehensive range of trusted identity solutions since 1994, from the manufacture of smart cards and travel documents to the devices required to authenticate them.

IRIS has a significant international presence in 26 countries across the globe where we deliver unrivalled service exceeding our customers’ expectations.

IRIS Corporation is a MSC-status company and listed on Bursa Malaysia (ACE market).
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Ms Chong Oi Lin,
Head of Marketing Department,
IRIS Corporation Berhad

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