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Building on their joint presence in the visualization and graphics markets, Opticore and Sun Microsystems today announced that Opticore Opus Realizer 1.4, a leading real-time visualization software solution, will be available on the Solaris[tm] Operating Environment (OE), Sun's award-winning platform for network servers and workstations.

Opticore Opus Realizer 1.4 will be available on a range of Sun-based platforms, from workstation-based Personal Visualization Systems to Sun's new higher-end, server-based Workgroup Visualization Systems. Both platforms will be demonstrated in Sun's booth at the Siggraph 2002 Conference in San Antonio, Texas, this week.

Opticore Opus Realizer software enables designers in industries including automotive manufacturing, wireless telecommunications and aerospace engineering to speed design times, increase collaboration and lower costs. For example, the Opticore and Sun platform can help reduce the number of costly physical prototypes that are typically required during a design process. The application can also expand the number of design iterations available, providing real-time rendering for design communication, sales and marketing. Additionally, computer-based training and Web-based design reviews are made possible by the powerful combination of Opticore software products and Sun systems.

The combination of Opticore's visualization and design/styling applications with Sun's UltraSPARC(R) architecture and Solaris OE provides a proven and mature 64-bit platform alternative for customers seeking high-quality graphics capabilities at a lower price point. Sun's delivery of these high-end visualization solutions to the desktop space allows budget-minded customers to install multiple collaborative visualization workgroups, while maintaining the quality and performance of a costly, centralized visualization center. The Sun and Opticore relationship increases the portfolio of available applications for Sun customers in the manufacturing and design industries.

"The new powerful graphics capabilities provided by Opticore Opus Realizer on the Solaris platform will allow us to increase our customer base and address even more users within the product development process," said Erik Gustafsson, vice president of Professional Services at Opticore. "We also plan to extend our support of Sun's powerful platform by making our Opticore Opus Studio application available on the Solaris Operating Environment later this year."

"Following the industry's quick acceptance of our recently unveiled Personal Visualization Systems based on the Sun Blade 2000 workstation, the availability of Opticore's powerful Opticore Opus Realizer software on Sun Blade workstations as well as Sun Fire[tm] servers is an important addition to Sun's expanding presence in the growing markets of graphics and visualization," said Robbie Turner, vice president of Client and Technical Market Products, Sun Microsystems. "With Sun's proven 64-bit architecture and robust Solaris platform combined with Opticore's industry-leading 3D visualization tools, we're giving design and manufacturing customers high-end visualization solutions across Sun's range of power-graphics systems at highly affordable price points."

Product Availability
Opticore Opus Realizer 1.4 is expected to be available on the Solaris OE this quarter. For more information regarding Sun's new Personal Visualization Systems, go to http://www.sun.com/desktop. For more information about Opticore Opus software, go to http://www.opticore.com

About Opticore
Opticore is a global provider of real-time 3D software for interactive, believable product visualization. Leading manufacturing companies like Audi, BMW, Ford, Jaguar, Volvo, and Nokia successfully use Opticore software-based applications in areas such as design, engineering, manufacturing and marketing. The company is privately owned with corporate headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, and local offices in Detroit, Michigan and Tokyo, Japan.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer[tm]" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Sun Blade, Sun Fire, Solaris and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. SPARC(R) and UltraSPARC(R) are registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. UltraSPARC(R) is licensed exclusively to Sun Microsystems, Inc. Products bearing the SPARC trademarks are based on an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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