Sun Microsystems Details Unprecedented Growth of Java Economy

6/30/2004 - At the 2004 JavaOne Conference, the world's largest gathering of Java developers and partners, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), the creator and leading advocate of Java technology, detailed the unprecedented growth of the Java economy and announced a major new version of the Java platform, introduced major contributions to the open source community and unveiled significant developer innovations aimed at expanding, embracing and empowering more than four million Java developers around the world.

"The Java economy is on fire! Java powers 1.7 billion devices worldwide and it's rapidly accelerating into the cable TV, gaming, ringtone and automotive industries. Five years ago, few predicted the impact Java would have on the mobile device industry; today there are 350 million mobile Java phones," said Jonathan Schwartz, president and COO at Sun Microsystems. "Java technology is becoming the de facto standard for the worldwide network, increasing the speed and simplicity with which services are delivered to mobile, consumer and enterprise markets."

During the opening keynote, Schwartz highlighted innovations that have spurred Java technology's growth into a $120 billion economy. Schwartz also discussed several creative new products that are expanding Java technology's reach into new markets, including automotive navigation and entertainment systems from Siemens VDO Automotive in the BMW series, and a mobile Java technology health monitoring device from MedicTouch. Additionally, he presented Java technology's entry into consumers' homes via television set-top boxes.

Sun's leading announcements include:

This year's JavaOne conference also marks the one-year anniversary of, the premiere online catalog and information site for consumers and end users of Java technologies. Sun's investment in has enabled it to reach more than 8.5 million visitors from over 200 countries each month. Now has expanded into a complete marketplace for enterprise, developer and consumer customers with the debut of new application and developer tools catalogs. Industry partners including Borland Software Corporation, Computer Associates, Oracle Corporation and Vignette are now showcasing their wares on the site. Additionally, consumers can now download and purchase select Java technology-based games from Sprint and Sorrent, ringtones from Zingy, as well as remix the hottest hits using a Java technology-based Ringtone Remixer from AirMedia.

More details on these announcements and all press activities at JavaOne 2004 can be found on Sun's news site at

About JavaOne, Sun's 2004 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.
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, JavaOne Conference, J2SE, NetBeans, The Network Is The Computer and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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