Sun Microsystems Logo – Sun Microsystems was a company computer that was selling computers, computer components, software and services. It was acquired in 2009 by Oracle Corporation , formerly part of Silicon Valley , manufacturer of semiconductors and software .
It was established in 1982 by German Andreas von Bechtolsheim and Americans Vinod Khosla , Bill Joy , Scott McNealy and Marcel Newman . The letters are derived from SUN ‘ S Tanford U niversity N etwork “, a project created to network the libraries of Stanford University . In that year introduced to the market its first workstation since its inception worked with the protocol TCP / IP , which governs the most of traffic Internet .
In late 2005 the company had about 31,000 employees worldwide. She became famous for the slogan “The network is the computer” (“The network is the computer”). In December 2008 its stock market value of technology Nasdaq was slightly over 3 billion U.S. dollars, and annual sales amounted to 11 billion dollars.
Some of its products have been servers and workstations for processors SPARC , the operating systems SunOS and Solaris , the NFS , the programming platform Java and in conjunction with AT & T , the standardization of the UNIX System V Release 4 . In addition to other perhaps less profitable projects, including a new graphical environment , NeWS or the graphical user interface OpenLook .