Sun, Intel Enable Multimedia Java on Mobile XScale Platform

6/11/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdq: SUNW) and Intel Corporation announced a collaboration that will enable rich, Java technology-enabled audio, visual and multimedia applications to users of mobile devices using Intel XScale technology based processors.

As part of the collaboration, Intel and Sun will optimize Sun's Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) HotSpot(tm) Implementation on Intel's XScale technology based family of processors for mobile devices such as cell phones and PDAs. Sun will then deliver the optimized Virtual Machines (VM) to leading mobile device manufacturers. Optimizations such as this enable manufacturers to easily integrate Java technology-based software programs onto their devices and help to improve the performance of applications.

"Bringing together Intel's XScale technology and Sun's CLDC HotSpot Implementation will enable a new wave of mobile applications and innovation within the mobile device segment," said Hans Geyer, Intel vice president and general manager of the Intel PCA Components Group. "The popularity and prevalence of the Java platform coupled with the high-performance of Intel XScale technology based processors is a powerful combination that will allow mobile application developers to create a compelling array of exciting applications now and in the future."

"The Intel and Sun collaboration will allow Sun's optimized Java technology for wireless devices to fully utilize Intel's XScale technology to provide a significant, high-performance platform to mobile device manufacturers", said Alan Brenner, vice president of the Sun Microsystems Consumer and Mobile Systems Group. "Java's momentum in the mobile device market is creating new opportunities for device manufacturers, application developers and wireless operators."

CLDC HotSpot Implementation is a high performance Virtual Machine targeted at mass-market resource-constrained mobile devices such as mobile handsets, pagers, and PDAs. Intel XScale technology-based processors, including the Intel PXA255 processor, Intel PXA26x processors, and recently introduced Intel PXA800F cellular processor, provide a power-efficient and high performance platform for mainstream mobile devices. This collaboration will deliver an optimized platform that will enable rich and powerful Java applications on mobile devices.

Optimizations to Sun's CLDC HotSpot Implementation that take advantage of Intel's XScale technology are expected to be delivered to OEMs in the coming quarter. OEM handsets that incorporate these optimizations are anticipated to become available later this year*. This collaboration will also extend to future optimizations from Sun and Intel.

About Intel
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About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- 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 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo, Java, J2ME, and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Intel, Intel XScale are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

* Product availability is subject to change without notice.

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