Infineon and Oracle team up for smart card solutions

November 19, 2013 - 

Infineon Technologies has announced that it will work with Oracle to provide secure smart card solutions for the development of government applications.

According to Infineon, it will introduce the industry’s first security controller using Oracle’s implementation of Java Card 3.0 Classic. The new card will include Infineon’s SLE 78 with Integrity Guard.

“Open platform solutions are becoming more and more important in secure government ID applications. The truly global Java Card standard allows government authorities to easily adapt ID solutions to their specific requirements and caters to the need for multiple applications,” Carsten Loschinsky, Vice President and General Manager for Government ID at Infineon Technologies said. “We are delighted to work with Oracle to make their Java Card implementation available to our customers, providing outstanding performance and interoperability.”

The Oracle Java Card implementation on the SLE 78 supports ISO 14443 Type A and B communication and CIPURSE, and as well features a 16-bit architecture.

“Java Card is the established standard for the secure application platform for smart cards, deployed in over 10 billion SIM cards, payment cards and identity cards around the globe by the Java Card eco-system serving the needs of consumers, employees and citizens” Nandini Ramani, Vice President of Development, Java Platform, Oracle said. “We are very excited to cooperate with Infineon to provide the implementation of Java Card for their SLE78 product, and to have reached this milestone of Engineering Samples availability. These samples will enable the Government ID eco-system to start testing their applications and services and gain benefit from our experience and expertise in delivering high-performance Java implementations.”

Reported previously, Infineon has recently announced that it will supply security chips for Kosovan passports with SAC protocol.

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