Java Card Forum

The Java Card Forum is an industry association of companies from the smart card, secure operating system and secure silicon industry, working together to promote and develop Java as the preferred programming language for multi-application smart cards, secure devices and other execution environments.


The Java Card Form is a collaboration of companies from the smart card, secure operating system, and secure silicon industry, working together to promote and develop Java as the preferred programming language for multi-application smart cards and secure devices. 

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Java Card version 3.2 has been released

Java Card version 3.2 has now been released, with support for (D)TLS1.3 protocols and API clarifications.

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Java Card Forum YouTube channel launched

All the Java Card Forum Webinars and Interviews can now be found on our YouTube channel – subscribe today!

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Saqib Ahmad is announced as 4th Berrand Award Winner

To celebrate the memory of Bertrand du Castel, each year the JCF recognises a member of the Forum who has contributed the most to Java Card technology.

Full details here


Why Infineon is using Java Card for its innovative biometric payment card solution

To further improve the performance and production effectiveness of biometric payment cards, Infineon Technologies AG and its strategic partner Fingerprints™ are developing the all-in-one solution SECORA™ Pay Bio.

This turnkey solution will come with a pre-certified Java Card operating system including Mastercard and Visa bio-applets. It will enable a cost-efficient, scalable production based on state-of-the-art card manufacturing equipment.

Find out more here

ETSI celebrates its collaboration with the Java Card Forum

As part of the Java Card Forum’s 25 year celebrations, we asked ETSI SET why collaboration with the JCF has been so important over the years and what topics the 2 organisations will be working on together in the future.

See the article here

25 Year Celebration Dinner

On 22nd November 2022, the Java Card Forum celebrated its 25th Anniversary during the Autumn Plenary in Bremen.

See the pictures here

Oracle Celebrates the Java Card Forum’s 25th Anniversary

Oracle (and previously Sun Microsystems) has been involved in the JCF for its entire 25-year existence, and has played a key role in the JCF’s contribution to the growth of Java Card. We couldn’t be prouder of Java Card’s success, and we want to take this opportunity to wish a very happy 25th birthday to the JCF!

See the full Press Release here

2022 Webinar Series – registration now open!

The JCF is running its 3rd Webinar Series covering hot topics such as Blockchain, wearables, ID, convergence products and IoT.

Register for FREE here

Java Card – A Foundation for the Future

As part of the 25 Year Anniversary celebrations, the JCF has produced an Infographic to demonstrate the unique benefits of the Java Card platform in providing secure solutions across converging industry segments.

See the Infographic here

ENISA Lead Certification Expert reflects on JCF longevity & future of Java Card

In the fourth interview of the 25th Anniversary series, Eric Vétillard, Lead Certification Expert at ENISA explains ENISA’s certification mandate and discuses how Java Card certification schemes are related to the ENISA scope. He also reflects on his time as the JCF Technical Committee (TC) Chairman and how it has shaped his career path since.
See the video here
Read the written interview here

Java Card Forum celebrates its collaboration with ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC17

As the Java Card Forum celebrates its 25th Anniversary, it acknowledges the collaboration with ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC17 and looks ahead to future opportunities.
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The Birth of Java Card

2 of the Java Card Forum’s distinguished Alumni share with us their memories of why the Java Card platform was created and how this led to the formation of the Java Card Forum.
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Trusted Connectivity Alliance celebrates collaboration with Java Card Forum

In the third interview of the 25th Anniversary series, Claus Dietze, Chair of the Board, Trusted Connectivity Alliance explains the importance of Java Card technology in the Telecoms industry, how the 2 organisations have successfully collaborated over the years and why Java Card should be the platform of choice for IoT solutions.
Watch the video here
Read the written interview here

Infographic of Java Card’s 25 year evolution

To celebrate the JCF’s 25 year Anniversary, Oracle have produced an Infographic of Java Card technology over the last 25 years.
See the Infographic here

Technical Committee’s 25 year Anniversary Interview

3 members of the Java Card Technical Committee (Luca Di Cosmo, Alexandre Frey and Christian Kirchstaetter) discuss how the Java Card specification is changing in response to new markets and the impact this will have for developers.
Watch the video here
Read the written interview here

JCF President’s 25 year Anniversary Interview

Jean-Daniel Aussel, President of the Java Card Forum, explains how far the technology has come over the last 25 years and what new challenges the Forum faces with emerging markets such as 5G and IoT.
Watch the video here
Read the written interview here