SPARC History - 2002, July week 3
|Tech-Source||Two Heads Are Better Than
One! Tech Source, Inc Shows New Graphics Accelerator for Sun Workstations at
Altamonte Springs, Florida - July 21, 2002. Tech Source, Inc. announce the Raptor GFX-750 graphics accelerator which has been specifically designed to address the growing need to support high resolution digital flat panels. This single slot (short) PCI card supports the latest "wide screen" format LCD monitors with resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, this includes SUN's 24.1" and WIDE's 24" TFT products.
The Raptor GFX-750 provides dual head support via one DVI and one analogue output and offers outstanding 2D performance on most Sun desktop and server class machines running either Solaris 7, 8 or 9. This product is a truly professional graphics solution targeted towards applications such as financial trading, desktop publishing, digital content creation, video editing and medical imaging, where high resolution and excellent video quality are crucial.
See the Raptor GFX-750 at SIGGRAPH 2002 San Antonio TX July 21-26 Booth # 3054 ...Tech-Source profile
|I-Bus/Phoenix||I-Bus/Phoenix Launches IBC
2400 PICMG 2.16 Compliant Ultra SPARC IIe Single Board Computer
July 19, 2002 - I-Bus/Phoenix announces the launch of the IBC 2400 CompactPCI 6U form factor Single Board Computer (SBC) for high performance and high availability embedded applications in the network core, telecommunications, and industrial sectors.
Boasting the latest generation Sun Ultra SPARC IIe-based 500 MHz 64-bit processor, this PICMG 2.16 compliant SBC extends the company's leading edge line of Packet Switched Backplane products that utilise both Intel and Sun SPARC architectures for OEMs. The IBC 2400 supports up to 2 Gbytes of main memory and 14MB of user Flash memory. It can occupy either a single master or peripheral I/O slot in a standard CompactPCI chassis and supports full I/O hot swap for maximum application availability and system serviceability. It also auto-senses and operates as a cPCI system slot or non-system slot SBC.
Combined with the IBP C08xx family of NEBS enclosures, the IBC 2400 forms the high performance SPARC core in the most demanding real-time communications, networking and broadcast applications.
The IBC 2400 is backed by global sales, support, manufacturing and agency approvals, in addition to OEM revision control. General availability, with full options will be from August 2002. Pricing for a typical configuration in OEM quantities will be $2695. ...I-Bus/Phoenix profile
SPARC Systems Companies
|the Top #10 Most Important
SPARC Systems Companies|
Editor - July 19, 2002 - Don't let Sun's results for 2001 depress you. There are highs as well as lows in the SPARC systems market.
Take a look at the list published today of the Top #10 Most Important SPARC Companies. The companies are ranked according to pagviews from over 125,000 SPARC Product Directory readers in Q2 2002. That's a bigger real-time sample than you'll get from any other market research company. This feature also includes an editor's commentary on each company.
|Sun Red Dwarfs|
"to red dwarf" (verb) to collapse from a large bright star down to a smaller duller one
SANTA CLARA, CA - July 18, 2002 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) reported results today for its fiscal fourth quarter which ended June 30, 2002. Revenues for the fourth quarter were $3.4 billion, up 10 percent, as compared with $3.1 billion in revenues reported for the third quarter of fiscal year 2002. Net income for the fourth quarter was $28 million and the net income per common share was $.01 (excluding an $18 million loss on equity investments, a $4 million credit for adjustments to restructuring charges, and a $6 million benefit for the related tax effects). Including these amounts, GAAP net income was $20 million and GAAP earnings per share was $.01.
For the full 2002 fiscal year, Sun reported revenues of $12.5 billion, down 32 percent from record high revenues of the prior year. Net loss for the 2002 fiscal year was $255 million and the net loss per common share was $.08 (excluding a $517 million restructuring charge, a $99 million loss on equity investments, a $3 million charge for in-process research and development, and a $246 million benefit for the related tax effects). Including these amounts, GAAP net loss was $628 million and GAAP loss per share was $.19.
Sun's Chairman, CEO, and President Scott McNealy said, "We stated a goal of reporting a profit this quarter and we achieved that goal. I'm immensely proud of my team. They have integrity. They have talent. They have tenacity. And, they achieved this goal while protecting investments in research and development, aggressively managing cash balances, and gaining market share from competitors." McNealy continued, "We achieved gains in low-end server sales through the continued success of our UltraSPARC® III processor-based products such as the Sun Fire V880 2-way, 4-way, and 8-way servers and the Sun Fire 280R, rack-mountable 2-way server. We also increased sales of our high-end UltraSPARC III processor-based products such as the Sun Fire 6800 and Sun Fire 15K mainframe replacement servers. These gains were augmented by strong market acceptance of our newest products such as the Sun Fire V480 4-way server in the low-end space and the Sun Fire 12K server in the high-end space. The Sun Fire 12K server has been particularly well received as it is taking sales from the competition while strengthening and enhancing sales of other Sun high-end products."
Steve McGowan, Executive Vice President of Corporate Resources and Chief Financial Officer said, "We were particularly pleased with our strong performance in the U.S. geography which reported 20% revenue growth over the prior quarter." ...Sun Microsystems profile
Editor's comments:- Sun's announcement was timed after market close. The stock dropped 16% in after hours trading.
|SPARC Product Directory||Coming Soon - the Top #10
Editor - July 18, 2002 - who are the most important companies in the SPARC systems market? With over 700 hardware companies linked from this publication, and another 3,000 external links to other other types of SPARC related companies it would be difficult to hazard a guess at more than one...
On Friday afternoon we're going to list and rank them.
Our ranking isn't based on personal views or financial data or conjecture. It's based on hard fact. We analyzed our web logfiles in the last part of Sun's 4th quarter which ended June 30, which included a sample size of more than 125,000 human readers of the SPARC Product Directory (excluding robots etc.)
As you might expect, Sun makes the top 10. But for the first time since we started tracking these web statistics in 1996 Sun is no longer #1. To find out who is, come back to this page.
|Dataram Lowers Memory Costs
for Sun Fire V120 and Netra 120 Servers |
Princeton, NJ - July 16, 2002 - Dataram Corporation today announced the immediate availability of memory upgrades for Sun Microsystems' Sun Fire V120 and Netra 120 servers. Dataram's DRS200 memory is available in capacities of 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB. Each memory upgrade consists of a single high-quality 133MHz ECC-protected SDRAM DIMM. The Sun Fire V120 and Netra 120 servers contain four slots for memory, supporting up to 4GB of Dataram memory. Dataram's memory is guaranteed to be 100% compatible with Sun's hardware and software, having been fully tested and qualified in actual Sun servers.
Dataram's focus on memory provides its customers with substantial savings of up to 60% or more when compared to Sun's memory. ...Dataram profile
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