Sun Microsystems Utilizes inSilicon USB Technology in Sun Ray[tm] Appliances
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 1, 2001 - inSilicon Corporation (Nasdaq: INSN), a leading provider of communications semiconductor intellectual property (IP), announced that through a licensing agreement, Sun Microsystems, Inc. is deploying inSilicon's USB 1.1 communications technology in Sun's Sun Ray[tm] appliance product line, including the Sun Ray 1, 100, and 150 appliances.
"Sun's penchant for product innovation delivers a feature-rich product with a highly efficient and user-friendly Hot Desking feature that enables users to connect to any Sun Ray appliance connected within the server group," said Gervais Fong, director of product marketing of inSilicon. "The innovative Sun Ray appliances reap the benefit of our industry-proven USB technology, and as a result, streamlines Sun's system-on-chip design efforts."
"We chose inSilicon's USB IP for our Sun Ray appliances because the IP helps enable the USB standards to be met due to the IP maturity and wide industry usage," said Robert Gianni, director of engineering, Sun Ray Appliances, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "This enables our engineers to concentrate on our core designs and integration, improving delivery schedules and removing the risk and cost of standards conformance."
Enterprise appliances are a cost-efficient alternative to personal computers in server-based network computing. Relying on a central server for all application processing, enterprise appliances offer reduced system maintenance and virus vulnerability, increased data security, and freedom from software upgrades and configuration. Utilizing these appliances, companies can realize significant cost savings, and reduce total cost of ownership. By 2003, according to International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide market for enterprise network computers will surpass 6 million units.
inSilicon Corporation is a leading provider of communications semiconductor intellectual property used by semiconductor and systems companies to design systems-on-chip that are critical components of innovative wired and wireless products. inSilicon's technology provides customers faster time-to-market and reduced risk and development cost. The company's broad portfolio of analog and mixed-signal products and enabling communications technologies, including the JVX[tm] and JVXtreme[tm] Java[tm] Accelerators, Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB, PCI, and IEEE-1394, are used in a wide variety of markets encompassing communications, consumer, computing, and office automation. inSilicon is a subsidiary of Phoenix Technologies (Nasdaq: PTEC).
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