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Sun to cut up to 300 jobs  870 workers will be asked to find new jobs within Sun Microsystems Inc. Speediest UltraSparc III Chip  Chip runs at 900 Megahertz and is using copper instead of aluminum Workers to use vacation to cut costs  Sun Microsystems urges workers with unused vacation time to take 5 of those days off by the end of 2001 Sun says losses likely  Demand for Sun Microsystems products in Japan and Europe has been softer than expected Sun shares plummet  Shares of networking computing giant fell 16%   Sun employee killed in hijacking  Phil Rosenzweig, 47, director in software organization, was on way to LA aboard American Airlines Flight 11 Sun unveils flagship server  Sun Fire 15K server starts at $1.4 million. Sun Microsystems acquired Critical Path's mainframe rehosting business Sun signs $100million pact with News
World News (12) USA (335) California (187) Bay Area (11) Silicon Valley (1608) Palo Alto (154) Sun (89) 2001
Business (24) Accidents (1) Crime (1)
Sun, January 2001 Sun, February 2001 Sun, March 2001 Sun, April 2001 Sun, May 2001 Sun, June 2001 Sun, July 2001 Sun, August 2001 Sun, September 2001 Sun, October 2001 Sun, November 2001 Sun, December 2001
Sun 4th Quarter Earnings   Palo Alto 4th Quarter Earnings   Sun, 2001   U.S. in October, 2001 (139)   Palo Alto Job Cut (33)   Sun 1st Quarter Earnings
Sun Sticks to Java Plan  Company will not increase the license fees it charges for its Java software Sun beats expectations
Sun: New Lower-End Servers Sun meet expectations  Net income rose 60% in the 2nd quarter. Earning is $552 million or 16 cents a share Sun, Microsoft settle Java suit  Microsoft will no longer license from Sun any current or new versions of Java and will pay $20 million Sun announces Web strategy Sun lowers 3rd-quarter earnings  Revenue is expected to grow 10% to 13% in the 3rd quarter. Analysts had been expecting to grow by 30% Sub-$1000 Unix workstation  Blade 100 workstation is designed to compete against Windows-based PCs Sun Buys InfraSearch Sun as Storage Company  Company was having some success with its T3 storage system Sun earnings fall 73%  Company isn't exactly sure if sales have bottomed out. Sun Microsystems did beat reduced earnings expectations Week-long shutdown  Sun Microsystems is requiring workers to take the first week in July off, to trim costs Sun Microsystems lowers forecasts


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  Revenue in fourth quarter is expected to be between $3.8 billion and $4 billion. Sun to concentrate on Fortune 500 companies


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  Company posted an $88 million loss and 20% drop in revenue in the 4th quarter
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Oct.3
  Sun Microsystems has been named News Corp.'s preferred vendor for Unix-based computers
Oct.5 Sun cut 9% of work force
  Sun Microsystems lowers earnings outlook and cut 3,900 jobs
Oct.8 CEO exercises stock options  Scott McNealy exercised options to buy 929,088 shares for 74 cents apiece Oct.18 Sun beats expectations
  Sun Microsystems posts $180 millin first-quarter loss


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Nov.3 Sun Micro May Sue Microsoft  Sun Microsystems believed an anti-trust settlement would not protect competitors

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Dec.11 Sentenced for copying trade secrets  Say Lye Ow, a former Intel engineer, copied secrets about Itanium processor. Some of the info was found at Sun Microsystems




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