23 April, 2008
Sun Microsystems and the Java Card Forum announced the availability of version 3.0 of Java Card platform specification. The new Java Card 3.0 platform specification is available in two separate editions: Java Card Platform v.3.0, Classic Edition and Java Card Platform v.3.0, Connected Edition.
Both editions are compatible with applications written for previous versions. Java Card technology adoption is expanding rapidly with an estimated 1.2 billion units deployed in sectors as diverse as telecommunications, corporate ID and financial services, in 2007 alone.