Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and communications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$45 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.
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Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision - "The Network Is The ComputerTM" - has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Network. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding Sun and Fujitsu and Sun expanding their relationship to grow the Solaris market and unleash a new generation of innovations in the data center and to include joint development and delivery of future generation Solaris and SPARC-based systems, bringing together two of the strongest companies in the world to deliver best in class platforms for all possible network computing workloads and grow the market for Solaris and SPARC, Sun and Fujitsu bringing together their Solaris and SPARC-based server product lines by mid-2006, creating the industry's most complete data center systems family, code named the Advanced Product Line (APL) to run the world's leading enterprise-class operating system, Solaris, the Java Enterprise System, and virtually every major enterprise application, APL replacing Sun and Fujitsu's Sun Fire and PRIMEPOWER product lines, respectively, customers benefitting from safe and seamless binary compatibility along the SPARC roadmap, Sun and Fujitsu working together to quickly implement arrangements to make each company's products available for distribution by the other company, the companies and their respective customers benefitting from the expanded distribution, the announcement further expanding the available market for the Solaris and SPARC family of systems and continuing to prove Sun is one of the most highly leveraged technology companies in the world, Sun continuing to grow the broadest operating platforms on earth, Sun and Fujitsu being positioned to drive share in the growing market for network computing, the enhanced partnership enabling the companies to provide customers with optimal server products that deliver maximum business value, the announcement redoubling the industry's investment in Solaris and SPARC, and ensuring systems will be available to cover every possible workload, customers, partners and investors benefitting tremendously from this alliance, the enhanced partnership resulting in systems integration capability and channels for Solaris and SPARC systems, creating increased opportunities for the combined companies' thousands of integrated software vendors (ISVs) and resellers, Sun and Fujitsu building on their combined strength across virtually all global markets to ensure customers receive industry-leading service and support, and the companies optimizing their distribution channels and leveraging each other's manufacturing facilities and Sun's established relationship with third party manufacturers. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those predicted in any such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause results to differ include risks associated with developing, designing, manufacturing and distributing new products and services, pricing pressures, lack of customer acceptance of Sun's and Fujitsu's new products and services, lack of success in technological advancements, and risks associated with working with an external third party on the design, development, manufacturing and distribution of APL and other products and services. Please also refer to Sun's periodic reports that are filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2003 and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended September 28, 2003, December 28, 2003 and March 28, 2004.
Date: 02 June, 2004
City: Santa Clara, Calif., June 1, 2004 and Tokyo
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