Sun Sets, Rises

By Scot Petersen  |  Posted 2003-12-22 Print this article Print

Sun Sets, Rises

No major technology company struggled more than Sun did this year—revenue fell for the 10th consecutive quarter—but it wasnt for lack of trying to push forward.

The company executed aggressive strategies on the developer front, with eWEEK Senior Writer Darryl K. Taft reporting in April about a move to simplify development with Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, code-named Tiger. In September, Sun outlined a bold restructuring of its software operations under Executive Vice President Jonathan Schwartz and an inexpensive Java stack for desktop and enterprise systems. In December, the company landed a big deal to sell Java systems in China. Sun is also working on a deal to sell Java-based computers through the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. chain.

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