: A direct execution engine for Java bytecode.
He styled the Sparc CPU business as "quality of service," picoJava
cores as "quality of convenience" and the new, un-named project as "quality of experience." Azhari wouldn't comment on whether Sun's primary focus would be on silicon, systems or software, but said that Sun would be working with a number of partners on the announcement.
EDA outfit Cadence Design Systems Inc has created a division to build system-on-a-chip solutions for information appliances using Sun Microsystems Inc's picoJava
chip designs and Java software technologies.
By William Fellows Sun Microsystems Inc is making intellectual property available through its Community License Model as a way to expand the market for its products without requiring payment of an up-front fee; its PicoJava
and Sparc microprocessor designs are the latest to get the treatment.
Sun Microsystems Inc duly trotted out a description of its picoJava
architecture and microJava 701 implementation at Comdex this week.
Sun Microsystems Inc will have each of its six Java chip partners details their plans to manufacture, use and license their picoJava
semiconductor designs at Comdex this week.
Patriot's aiming its Java chip - it doesn't implement Sun Microsystems Inc's picoJava
design - at kiosk, set-top, cell phone, and internet appliance manufacturers.