NEW YORK, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ --
Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq: BORL), today at LinuxWorld Expo
announced its licensing of all currently available components of
Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME(TM)) technologies from Sun Microsystems.
This agreement furthers Borland's commitment to provide Java(TM) technology to
developers for the Linux (R) platform with solutions to rapidly build
applications for connected and disconnected wireless devices.
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"Our J2ME technologies provides one of the most dynamic and flexible
solutions for creating state-of-the-art networked products and applications in
consumer and embedded markets," said Bob Tennant, group marketing manager,
Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, Sun Microsystems. "We are pleased that
Borland plans to use J2ME technology to enable device manufacturers, service
providers and content creators to gain a competitive advantage and capitalize
on new revenue streams by rapidly and cost-effectively developing and
deploying compelling new applications and services to their customers
According to the specifics of the licensing agreement, Borland licensed
all currently available components of Sun's J2ME technology, including the
Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC), Mobile Information Device
Profile (MIDP), and PersonalJava (TM) components. Together, the CLDC and the
MIDP provide a complete J2ME application runtime environment targeted at
mobile information devices such as cell-phones and two-way pagers. The
PersonalJava platform targets applications for home, office and mobile
consumer devices; applications connect a consumer device, such as a mobile
hand-held computer, to networks, often downloading and executing applets.
"Borland is committed to providing development solutions in the wireless
market space and finding ways to best integrate new wireless technologies
using J2ME and J2EE(TM) technologies, such as Borland(R) AppServer(TM) and the
JBuilder(TM) development environment," said Tony de la Lama, vice president
and general manager of Borland's Java Business Unit. "Furthermore, as a
licensee of J2EE, J2SE(TM) and now J2ME technologies, we are excited to
continue to strengthen our relationship with Sun."
Borland is a leading provider of high performance e-business
implementation solutions. Borland is the vendor of choice for professional
e-business solution providers who demand a vendor-independent implementation
platform that supports rapid time to market, high productivity, performance
and availability. Founded in 1983, Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley,
California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Borland at
http://www.borland.com/, the community site at http://community.borland.com or
call Borland at 800-632-2864.
Borland's brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks
of Borland Software Corporation, formerly known as Inprise Corporation. Other
names mentioned herein may be trademarks of the party using such names.
Forward-looking statements in this release, including but not limited to,
those concerning Borland's future financial performance, product development
plans, global expansion plans, estimated size of potential customer markets,
the projected acceptance by existing or potential customers of new
technologies and the potential features of or benefits to be derived from the
products developed, marketed or sold by Borland, involve a number of
uncertainties and risks, and actual events or results may differ materially.
Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially
include, among others, the following: possible disruptive effects of
organizational or personnel changes by Borland, shifts in customer demand,
market acceptance of new or enhanced products developed, marketed or sold by
Borland, delays in scheduled product availability dates, actions or
announcements by competitors, software errors, general business conditions and
market growth rates in the client/server and Internet software markets, and
other factors described in the reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q filed by Borland
Software Corporation with the SEC.
NOTE: Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, J2SE, J2EE, J2ME, and
PersonalJava are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
in the United States and other countries.
SOURCE Borland Software Corporation