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Chip-Design Breakthrough  Researchers have devised a way to dramatically increase the speed at which semiconductors can talk to each other $1.05 billion charge for fiscal 4th quarter
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Shares fell 17%  Sun Microsystems Inc. posted fiscal 4th-quarter earnings and revenues that fell short of expectations Sun Micro, SuSE Link Up on Linux  Sun Microsystems has agreed to resell and support closely held German software firm's version operating system Co-founder, chief scientist to leave  Bill Joy was once dubbed the Edison of the Internet for his leading role in the creation of major technologies New software, pricing and licensing  Java Enterprise System costs its customers $100 per employee per year Windows-displacing software  The Sun Java Desktop system runs on the open-source Linux operating system Sun to cut another 1,080 jobs
$2.3 Billion Loss  Computer maker reported its largest net loss ever, but squeezed out a small operating profit Executive with Sun joins college board Sun in Good Shape for 2003, CEO Says Sun unveils servers, slashes prices Sun to overhaul chip line, aims at schools New Servers, Data-Storage Gear Unveiled Small third-quarter profit  10% drop in sales; persistent downturn in spending by corporate customers Talks Over Alleged Infractions New Low-Cost Intel-Chip Servers  2 computers use Intel microprocessors and are part of effort to catch up with the lower-cost computing Sun Banks on Broadband Overseas  Sun Microsystems is banking on high-speed mobile services and broadband Internet access to lift sales overseas Shares Rise on Takeover Talk  Shares of Sun Microsystems rose 28 cents, or 5.7%, to close at $5.20 Sun to Make Consumer Push for Java  The network-computer will unveil plans for an ads, featuring Aguilera toting a Java-enabled cell phone that plays games Dell, HP to ship Sun's version of Java  In the past, most PCs shipped with Microsoft version, which was built into Windows CEO Says Takeover Talk Is Nonsense  Scott McNealy: No U.S. company could afford to buy the computer maker Sun Aims to Exploit IBM's Unix Woes  Sun had begun contacting companies that may be worried about a legal challenge to IBM's rights to the Unix Sun Lost Appeal on Java  A federal appeals court is overturning a ruling that would have forced Microsoft to incorporate Java in the Windows 4th-quarter revenue falls 13%

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  Earnings failed to meet expectations as Sun Microsystems continued to struggle with weak demand

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  Troubled computer and software maker plans to cut another 3% of its work force to return to sustained profitability
  Sun Microsystems revised its quarter results after realizing its first-quarter loss will be greater than expected
Sep.30 Sun stock plummets
  Sun Microsystems' shares plunged more than 15% after the computer maker said it would revise its quarter results

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Nov.17 Sun to Use AMD Processors in Servers
  Sun Microsystems would use Advanced Micro Devices' high-end processors to build and sell powerful business computers

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Dec.2 New Servers, Services
  Sun Microsystems announced a series of new computer servers, software and services Dec.15 $291,000 fine for illegal exports to China
  Sun Microsystems allegedly exported computers to China and elsewhere for military purposes

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