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Sun Unleashes Java Technology Innovations to Accelerate Network Growth, Accessibility and Vibrancy at Annual JavaOne Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, JAVAONE(SM) CONFERENCE, May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at the 2007 JavaOne conference, Sun Microsystems Inc., (Nasdaq: SUNW) previewed JavaFX(TM), a new family of Java technology-based products. The first of these, JavaFX Mobile, is a complete mobile phone software system available via OEM license to carriers, content owners and consumer electronics manufacturers. JavaFX leverages the security and ubiquity of the Java platform and will support all content and applications currently available across the billions of Java technology-based devices in the world today. Sun today also previewed JavaFX Script, a new scripting language targeted at creative professionals, which will help to radically simplify the process of creating and distributing interactive content that spans all Java technology enabled platforms, from handsets to set tops, laptops to dashboards (see separate announcement). All JavaFX software, like all Java software at Sun, will be available to the free and open source community via the popular GNU General Public License (GPL) license.

SAN FRANCISCO, JAVAONE(SM) CONFERENCE, May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Today at the 2007 JavaOne conference, Sun Microsystems Inc., (Nasdaq: SUNW) previewed JavaFX(TM), a new family of Java technology-based products. The first of these, JavaFX Mobile, is a complete mobile phone software system available via OEM license to carriers, content owners and consumer electronics manufacturers. JavaFX leverages the security and ubiquity of the Java platform and will support all content and applications currently available across the billions of Java technology-based devices in the world today. Sun today also previewed JavaFX Script, a new scripting language targeted at creative professionals, which will help to radically simplify the process of creating and distributing interactive content that spans all Java technology enabled platforms, from handsets to set tops, laptops to dashboards (see separate announcement). All JavaFX software, like all Java software at Sun, will be available to the free and open source community via the popular GNU General Public License (GPL) license.

"With JavaFX, Sun is leveraging the security and pervasiveness of the world's most widely deployed technology platform to allow creative professionals to easily author and deliver on any device," said Rich Green, executive vice president, Sun Software. "This is a major step towards helping consumers access the best content on the Internet from every device and a significant opportunity for Sun and its partners to deliver a whole new line of products."

With the pervasive distribution of the Java platform and the assets Sun recently acquired from SavaJe Technologies, JavaFX Mobile will be enhanced to provide a unified runtime environment that provides the flexibility and freedom for wireless carriers and mobile device manufacturers to develop innovative consumer electronics featuring rich, dynamic content with the "write once, run anywhere" power of Java technology. More information about JavaFX Mobile can be found at: http://www.sun.com/javafx.

"We continue to see remarkable opportunity in delivering compelling content to the hundreds of millions of consumers on Vodafone's global network," said Alan Harper, Vodafone group strategy and new business development director. "The Java platform's ubiquity and security have clearly amplified Vodafone's opportunity through our Vodafone Live! services, and shoulder to shoulder with Sun Microsystems, we've relied upon open platforms, free markets and competition to drive innovation and value. We are enthusiastic about Sun's new JavaFX product family and the opportunity it presents to Vodafone and the global community to drive deployment of a unified Java solution on mobile devices."

Making a special appearance at JavaOne, Dr. Djibril Diallo, director of the United Nations New York Office of Sport for Development and Peace, and chair of the UN Youth Summit series, offered his support for Sun's technology for developing countries. "Bringing the Internet to people through mobile handsets can greatly expand access, and it is imperative that the technology industry continues to innovate to make that a reality worldwide. The challenge for the entire industry and Sun is in making new technology accessible in developing countries, leveraging its power to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015."

Sun will deliver additional JavaFX products for the manufacturers of set top boxes, navigation devices and automobile dashboards – answering the market's demand for an open, secure, unified platform that drives rich interactivity with consumers wherever they are on the Network.

More information on this week's JavaOne announcements and Sun's eco- responsibility activities at JavaOne, is available at: http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/media/presskits/javaone2007/index.jsp

About the JavaOne Conference

Located at Moscone Center in San Francisco, May 8-11, the annual JavaOne conference is one of the leading events for Java technology developers. Established in 1996, the Conference provides technology enthusiasts the opportunity to learn about the latest technology innovations with Java technology, scripting, open source, Web 2.0 and more. Developers get hands-on experience with the technology, can network with their peers, and have the opportunity to network directly with technology experts from technology industry leaders. For more information about the JavaOne conference, visit http://java.sun.com/javaone.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A singular vision — "The Network Is The Computer"(TM) — guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world's most important markets. Sun's philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at sun.com.

NOTE: Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, JavaOne, JavaFX and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Contact: Jacki DeCoster of Sun Microsystems, +1-415-294-4482, or jacki.decoster@sun.com.

SOURCE Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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