HID Global Company History

  • 1991: Formed as Hughes Identification Devices, a subsidiary of Hughes Aircraft
  • 1995: Became a subsidiary of Palomar Technological Companies; changed name to HID Corporation
  • 1996: Acquired Sensor Engineering, adding Wiegand products
  • 2000: Acquired by ASSA ABLOY
  • 2001: HID acquired Motorola’s Indala RFID access control business
  • 2003: Acquired the card and reader business of Dorado Products, Inc.
  • 2006: Acquired Fargo Electronics and merged with Indala to form HID Global
  • 2006: Merger of HID Global and ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology (ITG)
  • 2007: Acquired Integrated Engineering, adding flexible MIFARE-based reader technology
  • 2010: Acquired ActivIdentity, a global leader in identity assurance
  • 2011: Acquired Lasercard, leading provider of secure ID solutions
  • 2012: Acquired EasyLobby, the industry leader in secure visitor management solutions
  • 2013: Acquired Codebench, a leader in physical security identity management particularly for the government sector
  • 2014: Acquired IdenTrust, a leader in trusted identity solutions recognized by financial institutions
  • 2014: Acquired Lumidigm, a global leader in biometric authentication solutions
  • 2015: Acquired Quantum Secure, a leading provider of software solutions for managing identities, compliance, and provisioning access within physical security infrastructure.
  • 2015: Acquired IAI Industrial Systems B.V., a leading provider of high-quality personalization solutions for identity documents.