Sun Microsystems Ships Completed Java(TM) 2 Platform for Linux And Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition for VxWorks

Rapid Application Development and Dynamic Service Delivery for the Embedded

Systems Market Enhanced by Java Technology



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sun Microsystems Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, Embedded Systems Conference, April 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced at the Embedded Systems
 Conference the immediate availability of two key Java technologies for the
 embedded market.  The first is the completion of the Java platform for Linux,
 which provides embedded application developers access to the entire Java
 platform for use on the Linux operating system.  In the second, Sun announced
 availability of the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME(TM)) for VxWorks,
 Wind River System's popular real-time operating system. Together, these
 announcements give application and services developers additional options for
 creating Java technology based applications that run on embedded Linux and
 VxWorks systems, as well as a host of other operating systems.
     Today's announcement signals that the entire Java platform is now
 available for the Linux operating system.  The Java platform includes the Java
 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE(TM)); the Java 2 Platform, Standard
 Edition (J2SE(TM)) and the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME).  Java
 technology applications can now scale from embedded mobile devices to desktop
 systems to the largest Linux-based server systems. Java technology is unique
 in that it allows the same applications to run on any supported system, so
 server-side applications can interact with device-based applications
 regardless of the underlying system platform.  With VxWorks support, devices
 or systems using the operating system can also tap into the growing number of
 Java-based applications.
     "Today's announcement extends the cross-platform and cross-device benefits
 of the Java platform by bringing more choices to the embedded developer
 community," said Richard Green, Vice President and General Manager, Java
 Software, Sun Microsystems.  "VxWorks and Linux-based systems can now leverage
 the 2.5 million Java technology developers worldwide to build compelling, next
 generation smart services for end-users everywhere."
     The J2ME platform is a collection of software development technologies
 that are aimed at the growing consumer and embedded market.  J2ME is targeted
 at a wide range of consumer products, including pagers, wireless phones,
 screenphones, digital set top boxes and car navigation systems.  J2ME on Linux
 includes the availability of two configurations, the  Connected Device
 Configuration (CDC) and Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC).  Each
 targets consumer devices with varying memory footprints.  CDC is used in
 devices with larger memory footprints (2MB+), such as digital television
 set-top boxes, residential gateways, screenphones, and advanced  mobile
 communicators.  CLDC targets smaller footprint devices (512 KB - 2MB), such as
 mobile phones and, two-way pagers, and other devices.
     Linux developers looking to write portable, scalable, and secure embedded
 applications for consumer devices will gain a significant advantage by working
 within the Java technology platform because of its industry-wide support.  Key
 Linux distributors such as Slackware Linux, Mandrakesoft, TurboLinux, and
 Caldera Systems are redistributing J2SE technology for Linux to expand market
 opportunities for Java technology developers.  For more information on Java
 technology on the Linux platform, please visit
 http://www.java.sun.com/linux/ .
     The Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition for Linux and VxWorks is available for
 immediate download at:
 
     http://www.sun.com/software/communitysource/j2me/
 
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- The Network Is The
 Computer(TM) -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc., to its position as a
 leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that
 power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to take their businesses to
 the nth.  With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than
 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com .
 
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, The Network Is The Computer,
 Java, J2ME, J2SE, and J2EE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 
 

SOURCE Sun Microsystems Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, Embedded Systems Conference, April 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced at the Embedded Systems
 Conference the immediate availability of two key Java technologies for the
 embedded market.  The first is the completion of the Java platform for Linux,
 which provides embedded application developers access to the entire Java
 platform for use on the Linux operating system.  In the second, Sun announced
 availability of the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME(TM)) for VxWorks,
 Wind River System's popular real-time operating system. Together, these
 announcements give application and services developers additional options for
 creating Java technology based applications that run on embedded Linux and
 VxWorks systems, as well as a host of other operating systems.
     Today's announcement signals that the entire Java platform is now
 available for the Linux operating system.  The Java platform includes the Java
 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE(TM)); the Java 2 Platform, Standard
 Edition (J2SE(TM)) and the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME).  Java
 technology applications can now scale from embedded mobile devices to desktop
 systems to the largest Linux-based server systems. Java technology is unique
 in that it allows the same applications to run on any supported system, so
 server-side applications can interact with device-based applications
 regardless of the underlying system platform.  With VxWorks support, devices
 or systems using the operating system can also tap into the growing number of
 Java-based applications.
     "Today's announcement extends the cross-platform and cross-device benefits
 of the Java platform by bringing more choices to the embedded developer
 community," said Richard Green, Vice President and General Manager, Java
 Software, Sun Microsystems.  "VxWorks and Linux-based systems can now leverage
 the 2.5 million Java technology developers worldwide to build compelling, next
 generation smart services for end-users everywhere."
     The J2ME platform is a collection of software development technologies
 that are aimed at the growing consumer and embedded market.  J2ME is targeted
 at a wide range of consumer products, including pagers, wireless phones,
 screenphones, digital set top boxes and car navigation systems.  J2ME on Linux
 includes the availability of two configurations, the  Connected Device
 Configuration (CDC) and Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC).  Each
 targets consumer devices with varying memory footprints.  CDC is used in
 devices with larger memory footprints (2MB+), such as digital television
 set-top boxes, residential gateways, screenphones, and advanced  mobile
 communicators.  CLDC targets smaller footprint devices (512 KB - 2MB), such as
 mobile phones and, two-way pagers, and other devices.
     Linux developers looking to write portable, scalable, and secure embedded
 applications for consumer devices will gain a significant advantage by working
 within the Java technology platform because of its industry-wide support.  Key
 Linux distributors such as Slackware Linux, Mandrakesoft, TurboLinux, and
 Caldera Systems are redistributing J2SE technology for Linux to expand market
 opportunities for Java technology developers.  For more information on Java
 technology on the Linux platform, please visit
 http://www.java.sun.com/linux/ .
     The Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition for Linux and VxWorks is available for
 immediate download at:
 
     http://www.sun.com/software/communitysource/j2me/
 
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- The Network Is The
 Computer(TM) -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc., to its position as a
 leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that
 power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to take their businesses to
 the nth.  With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than
 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com .
 
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, The Network Is The Computer,
 Java, J2ME, J2SE, and J2EE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 
 SOURCE  Sun Microsystems Inc.