Java Card Forum

Infineon Technologies joins the Java Card Forum

The Java Card Forum welcomes Infineon during its 20th year anniversary

Berlin, 6th November 2017 – The Java Card Forum (JCF) is delighted to announce Infineon Technologies AG as its latest member.

With more than six billion high security controllers sold since 2010, Infineon is a major player in today’s global security industry. Infineon has a long history working with Java Card technology supporting specification enhancements throughout the various releases, right up to the 3.0 version.

“Infineon can bring a wealth of experience to the Java Card Forum particularly in the area of security and a network of partners who are interested in the further development of the platform,” explains Ioannis Kabitoglou, Vice President & General Manager at Infineon. “There is clear trend towards the use of Java Card technology in Smart Card and Security applications in the area of payment and government. Especially multi-application is driving this development: Java Card gives a maximum of flexibility for combining and upgrading various features on a single card,” concludes Kabitoglou.

“We are delighted that Infineon will be a valued member of the JCF,” declares Volker Gerstenberger, President of the JCF. “They have long been champions of the Java Card platform and we welcome their contributions to the continued specification development. It is especially significant that they are joining in 2017, as we celebrate our 20 year anniversary – a real statement that the technology is very much alive and kicking, with new business opportunities and challenges.”

About the JCF

The primary purpose of the Java Card Forum is to promote, as an industry, the development of Java as the preferred platform for interoperable smart cards and other secure devices. The Forum was founded in 1997 and is composed of a Business Committee and Technical Committee, advancing the Java Card specification in cooperation with Oracle. The Java Card platform is now one of the most pervasive technologies in the world.

About Infineon Technologies

Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2016 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of about Euro 6.5 billion with more than 36,000 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).

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Author: Karen B

Karen has been working in the high-tech industry for over 20 years covering system support, event management, corporate publishing and secretariat support for special interest groups. As well as running the UK office, she manages the annual Contactless Intelligence Spring Conference and is the Marketing & Operations Secretariat for the Java Card Forum. She is currently based in the UK.

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