The Java Card 3 Platform
Source: Sun Microsystems
Java Card technology enables smart cards and other devices with very limited memory to run small applications that employ Java technology. It provides smart-card manufacturers with a secure and interoperable execution platform that can store and update multiple applications on a single device. Java Card technology is the most pervasive open platform for secure devices, with more than 3 billion Java technology-powered smart cards deployed worldwide. Sun Microsystems is now announcing the release of a new generation of its market-leading Java Card technology, and industry experts believe it will revolutionize the way smart-card services are conceived and deployed.