Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), the creator and leading advocate for Java(TM) technology, today demonstrated the ubiquity and security of the Java platform by announcing that 1.5 billion devices around the world are powered by Java technology. Java technology is the essential ingredient for a better digital and connected experience. It powers everything from secure identity cards to mobile phones, printers, Web cams, automobile telematics, desktops, medical equipment, servers, jet engines, the navigation controls for NASA's Mars
Rover, and more. Everything of value connected to the network is benefiting from Java technology today.

 "The costs and risks of viruses and identity theft have become everyday issues for CIOs and individual consumers. As a result, the community has increasingly turned to Java technology because of its ubiquity and security to protect both data and services," said Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president of software, Sun Microsystems. "Java technology is unparalleled, now running in over 1.5 billion devices worldwide. This installed base presents a huge revenue opportunity for developers, ISVs, service providers, device manufacturers, and operators and its continued growth keeps the community healthy and creative."