Sun's leading silicon partners are shipping a wide range of
hardware chip solutions that further enhance the performance,
power utilization, or chip functionality for consumer products
utilizing the Java platform. These semiconductor solutions should
further drive the widespread adoption of the Java platform by
facilitating design wins and allowing manufacturers to reduce
costs and development cycles, getting their products to market
Partners currently developing or shipping hardware solutions
include aJile, ARM, Fujitsu, inSilicon, JEDI, Mitsubishi
Electric, Motorola, Patriot Scientific, Smart Network Devices,
Sun, and Zucotto.
Java-enabled chip solutions are ideal for today's mobile products
where memory footprint, processor performance, and power
utilization are critical issues to address because consumers
expect a good user experience with devices that are affordable
and responsive -- and have a long battery life. In addition to
mobile devices, these silicon solutions are targeted at a broad
range of consumer products including handheld communicators,
digital TVs, residential gateways, automotive solutions such as
car navigation systems, and deeply embedded products like
point-of-sale terminals and digital cameras.
Device manufacturers developing products can choose from a broad
range of silicon vendors to work with, all offering distinctive
advantages that address the demanding requirements of mobile
devices, set-top boxes, and other embedded products. By working
with these hardware partners, manufacturers can get impressive
Java technology benchmark results or unique on-chip solutions for
emerging standards such as Bluetooth, which enables wireless
communication between devices. Hardware solutions combined with
Java technology allow a wide range of companies to create
processors that provide value-added support using standard APIs
developed through the Java Community Process.
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