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Java chip

An earlier CPU chip specifications from Sun that contained RAM, I/O and the Java Virtual Machine. Based on Sun's picoJava architecture, Java chips were designed to speed up applications by natively executing Java bytecode. Introduced in the late 1990s, designs were licensed to several manufacturers.

MicroJava and UltraJava (MAJC)
The microJava chip was targeted towards controllers, network-based devices and consumer products. The UltraJava chip, later renamed Microprocessor Architecture for Java Computing (MAJC), was a multicore CPU targeted for desktop use, incorporating some of the same 3D graphics processing Sun used in its UltraSPARC machines.

In the decade following the introduction of the Java chip, pre-compiling Java source code for a particular platform, the use of just-in-time compiling and the ongoing speed improvements in general-purpose CPUs, negated the initial benefits of having Java circuits in hardware. See Sun and Java.

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| Cadbury Creme Egg Frappuccino Ask for a Java chip frappuccino with two shots of espresso for venti and grande and one for tall.
Starbucks is mixing the container sizes, with only three of the flavors (Chocolate Almond Chunk, Java Chip, and Coffee Almond Fudge) available in both pints and quarts; five available in pints only (Vanilla Cashew Crunch, Dulce de Leche, Double Shot Chocolate, Java Toffee, and Espresso Swirl); and three in quarts only (Italian Roast, and the two low-fat flavors Mocha Frappuccino and Low Fat Latte).
That's one way to think of a Starbucks Eggnog Latte, White Chocolate Mocha, or Java Chip Frappuccino, each of which packs about 600 calories into a venti (20 to 24 oz.).
Just don't rush over to Starbucks for a 600-calorie venti Java Chip Frappuccino.
But extra syrups and/or chocolate in some flavors--Caffe Vanilla, Java Chip, and White Chocolate Mocha--push the calories into the 300s, even without whipped cream.