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Company Overview: Oracle provides the world’s most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems, with more than 370,000 customers–including 100 of the Fortune 100–representing a variety of sizes and industries in more than 145 countries around the globe. Oracle's product strategy provides flexibility and choice to our customers across their IT infrastructure. Now, with Sun server, storage, operating-system, and virtualization technology, Oracle is the only vendor able to offer a complete technology stack in which every layer is integrated to work together as a single system. In addition, Oracle's open architecture and multiple operating-system options gives our customers unmatched benefits from industry-leading products, including excellent system availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership.

GlobalPlatform Based Solutions: Sun licenses Java Card (TM) technology to original equipment manufacturers (smart card, chip or software vendors) and their partners across several industries. The applet interoperability provided by Java Card technology allows card issuers to mix and match third-party applications, including standard payment, stored value, computer authorization, data management, and many more. The Java Card platform is the leading technology for multi-application smart cards with over 2 billion cards shipped. It is compatible with international standards for smart cards such as ISO7816, or EMV. Major industry-specific standards such as GlobalPlatform and ETSI refer to Java Card technology. The latest version of Java Card technology is version 2.2.2.

For several years, Sun and GlobalPlatform have been working closely together to ensure alignment and complementarity of their respective specifications.