Sun Microsystems Celebrates First Decade of Java Technology Innovation at the World's Premier Java Developer Conference, JavaOne 2005, June 27-30 Launches Initiatives and Products to Fuel Participation Age in $120 Billion

Java Economy; Introduces Community Development Programs to Define Java

Evolution



Announces Release of Key Java Products to the Open Source Community and

Showcases Major New License Agreement With IBM for Java Technology and the

Solaris Operating System



    SAN FRANCISCO, JavaOne(SM) Developer Conference, June 27 /PRNewswire-
 FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SUNW), founder and leading
 advocate for Java(TM) technology, marked the 10th birthday of Java
 technology's debut with major new alliances and developer programs aimed at
 building on Java technology's pervasiveness in popular technology products
 worldwide. Sun also is using the JavaOne conference as a launch pad for
 revealing how it will accelerate Java technology's adoption and fuel economic
 growth over the next 10 years through a number of significant product and
 technology announcements, including plans to release key Java products to the
 open source community.
     Jonathan Schwartz, president and chief operating officer at Sun
 Microsystems, opened the event with a keynote address that stressed the
 importance of participation in stimulating market growth, building communities
 and driving social progress in a world that is increasingly network-centric.
     "Opening technologies and building communities lowers barriers for
 adoption and results in more opportunity for participation and growth.  This
 has lead to a multi-billion-dollar Java industry with more than 4.5 million
 Java technology developers who are creating new services for over 2.5 billion
 Java platform-enabled devices worldwide," said Jonathan Schwartz.  "Open
 sourcing key technologies like the Solaris(TM) Operating System and enterprise
 Java products will help Sun provide individuals, businesses and governments
 with the new tools, increased security and breakthrough technologies that led
 to economic expansion and social progress in the next age of network computing
 -- the Participation Age."
 
     Java Technology Drives Billions of Smart Devices Around the World
     During the opening keynote, Schwartz pointed to the rapid growth and
 acceptance of Java technology in a number of industries, markets and
 communities.  Examples of this include:
 
     --   1 billion Java technology-enabled smart cards
     --   708 million Java technology-enabled handsets (1)
     --   700 million Java technology-enabled PCs
     --   More than 140 Java platform carrier deployments
     --   912 Java Community Process(SM) [JCP(SM)] members
 
     Schwartz also pointed to support from both the Java community and global
 technology partners, like IBM and others, as a strong indicator of Java
 technology's continued importance in driving innovation and social progress.
 
     Sun Uses the JavaOne Conference to Make Series of Major Announcements
 Focused on Expanding Java Economy and Building Developer Community
 
     --  Sun announced plans to share key Java technology products with the
          open source community, taking a major step in advancing community
          development while maintaining compatibility of Java technology.
          Those key technologies include Sun Java System Application Server 9
          Platform Edition and Sun Java Enterprise Service Bus, the first
          fully open sourced enterprise service bus implementation based on
          the Java Business Integration (JBI) specification (JSR 208).
     http://www.sun.com/smi/Press/sunflash/2005-06/sunflash.20050627.1.html .
     --  IBM and Sun are extending their Java technology agreement to license
          and use Java technologies from Sun through 2016. Additionally, the
          two companies are announcing plans to broaden support of IBM's DB2,
          Rational, Tivoli and WebSphere software on the Solaris 10 Operating
          System on SPARC (R), x86 and x64 systems.
     http://www.sun.com/smi/Press/sunflash/2005-06/sunflash.20050627.3.html .
     --  Sun unveiled new additions to Sun Ultra(TM) Workstation family with
          the introduction of two new Ultra Workstation product lines that are
          perfect for developers -- the Sun Ultra(TM) 20 Workstation equipped
          with the AMD Opteron(TM) processor and the first Sun Ultra 3 Mobile
          Workstation based on the UltraSPARC(R) processor for mobile
          computing.
     http://www.sun.com/smi/Press/sunflash/2005-06/sunflash.20050627.5.html
     --  Sun is accelerating the delivery of its Service Oriented
          Architecture (SOA) strategy, bringing new technologies and services
          to market to help ensure effective implementation of web services.
          As part of this new SOA strategy, Sun announced the newest version
          of the Java Web Services Developer Pack 1.6, designed to enhance XML
          Performance and enable service discovery.
     http://www.sun.com/smi/Press/sunflash/2005-06/sunflash.20050627.10.html.
     --  Sun is enhancing its support of the developer community with the
          launch of new Java Developer Tools. Sun is donating 135,000 lines of
          collaboration-focused infrastructure source code from its Sun Java
          System Instant Messaging and Java Studio Enterprise software for use
          by the entire open source community on NetBeans.org. This new
          initiative demonstrates a continued investment by Sun to stimulate
          development of applications that leverage presence-awareness and
          real-time communication.
     http://www.sun.com/smi/Press/sunflash/2005-06/sunflash.20050627.6.html
 
     More details about the announcements and all press activities at the
 JavaOne 2005 conference can be found at:
 http://sun.com/presskits/javaone2005 .
 
     About JavaOne, Sun's 2005 Worldwide Java Developer Conference
     The JavaOne conference is the world's leading event for Java technology
 developers. Established in 1996, the Conference gives attendees access to the
 greatest minds and innovations in the Java technology community. Developers
 have the opportunity to learn about and apply the next generation of Java
 technology for the full spectrum of development, from mobile devices to
 enterprise applications.
 
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     A singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer"(TM) -- guides Sun in
 the development of technologies that power the world's most important markets.
 Sun's philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the
 forefront of the next wave of computing:  the Participation Age. Sun can be
 found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at sun.com. Subscribe to Sun
 newswire at http://sun.com/news .
 
     FOR MORE INFORMATION
 
     Carrie Kasten
     Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     347-534-2093
     carrie.kasten@sun.com
 
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo, Java, JavaOne, NetBeans, Java
 Card, JCP, Solaris, Java Community Process, Sun Ultra, The Network Is The
 Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in
 the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under
 license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International,
 Inc. in the United States and other countries.  Products bearing SPARC
 trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
     (1) Ovum Wireless Java Forecast, June 2005
 
 

SOURCE Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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