Sun Makes Push for Java on Cell Phones
Sun plans to buy wireless server company Pixo in an effort to increase the adoption of its Java programming language on cell phones.Sun Microsystems Inc. on Thursday will announce plans to buy wireless software server company Pixo Inc. in an all-cash transaction that is due to close on July 1, according to officials at the Santa Clara, Calif., company. Pixo, of San Jose, Calif., makes software that helps service providers manage the billing and delivery of Java applications to wireless devices. Officials at Sun said that the move will help to increase the adoption of its Java programming language on cell phones.
Pixos team will report to Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president of Suns software business, officials said.