Market for Java Applications and Web Services Accelerates as More Carriers Deploy and New Market Segments Open in the Asia-Pacific

9/26/2002 - Sun Microsystems kicked off its second annual JavaOneSM Developer Conference in Japan (September 25-27, at the Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama). Key partners like Fujitsu, KDDI, NEC Group, and NTT DoCoMo join Sun at the JavaOne conference to speak directly to the JavaTM developer community. Over 100 exhibitors are showcasing leading edge Java applications, while attendees are being exposed to the latest developments in Java technology in over 120 technical sessions. At the conference, Sun is planning to announce new additions to the Java TM2 platform, Micro Edition (J2METM) and the Java TM2 platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EETM).

Keynotes from Java innovators including John Gage, chief researcher and director, science office; James Gosling, Sun Fellow; Richard Green, vice president, Java Platform; and Rob Gingell, chief engineer. They will address topics including the end-to-end, wireless Java platform, Java security, Java Web services and Java community standards. Sigeru Tanaks, Vice General Manager, Middleware Platform Division for Fujitsu along with Kei-ichi Enoki, Managing Director, i-mode business for NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and Koichi Ikumi, Associate Vice President of Software for NEC Solutions are also scheduled to give keynote presentations.

The Java platform is available, complete, secure and deployed everywhere, providing an end-to-end architecture for building networked services. More than 3 million Java technology-based developers are using the Java platform, and the Java programming language is now the language most used by developers. Currently, ten mobile carriers around the world have deployed Java technology-enabled devices with approximately 30 million handsets worldwide running on the Java platform. In addition, there are 80 different handset models from 19 manufacturers worldwide using the J2ME platform. J2EE is the enterprise computing environment of choice for the development of interoperable, portable and web-services enabled business applications. As of August 2002, there have been over 1.8 million downloads of the J2EE Software Developer's Toolkit.

"The pervasiveness of Java technology is becoming a worldwide phenomenon, creating global opportunities in the development of the smart card, Web services, wireless and gaming markets," said Richard Green, vice president, Java Platform, Sun Microsystems. "Specifically, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region's continued innovation in the wireless industry offers the Java community a wealth of knowledge and the some of the most exciting and innovative new devices coming to market today."

Highlights of the significant announcements to be made this week include:

Sun is also previewing the latest version of the J2EE, the enterprise computing environment of choice for the development of interoperable, portable and Web services-enabled business applications. Highlights of the feature include rich Web services support integrated with Servlets and EJBs, an enhanced version of the connector architecture, standard J2EE management and deployment functionalities.

About JavaOne Developer Conference
JavaOne Developer Conference is the world's largest conference for developers. Started in 1996, JavaOne provides opportunities for developers and businesses who want in-depth technical training, a chance to network with top developers and exposure to real-world solutions and the over-arching developer community.

About Sun Microsystems
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision — "The Network Is The ComputerTM" — 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.

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