OSGi Alliance 2004 World Congress Gold Sponsor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Deepak Kamlani
OSGi Alliance
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dkamlani@inventures.com

Sun Microsystems to be a Gold-Level sponsor of the OSGi Alliance 2004 World Congress

Annual event features mobile, automotive, and connected home solutions.

San Ramon, CA. – August 17, 2004 – OSGi™ Alliance today announced Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) as a Gold-Level sponsor for the OSGi Alliance 2004 World Congress.

With a surge of interest and the support of companies like Sun this year’s annual event themed, “Convergence: Going Mobile, Driving, and Staying Home with OSGi Solutions” is expected to have a record attendance. Held in Barcelona, Spain, October 11-15, 2004, the Congress will feature pre and post event workshops, keynote presentations, panel discussions, and exhibitions exploring the latest end-to-end OSGi enabled products.

Carl Cargill, Sun’s Director of Corporate Standards is one of this year’s keynote speakers. Carl Cargill manages Sun’s standardization strategies and activities, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the OSGi Alliance and the Open GIS Consortium. Additionally, Carl is a member of the W3C Advisory Board and Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee of the IT Industry Council.

The acceptance of the OSGi Service Platform has exploded over the last year with framework developers, device manufactures, and service providers releasing OSGi enabled products and services in numerous markets, according to Deepak Kamlani, Executive Director of the OSGi Alliance. For more information on the OSGi Alliance, visit their website at http://www.osgi.org.

Registration
For advanced registration and discounts for workshops and conference packages visit http://www.osgiworldcongress.com.

Workshops
October 11th and 15th: Pre and post conference covering business vertical products and solutions, and technology.

October 12th-14th: Business, vertical products and solutions, and technology and parallel tracks focusing on mobile and wireless devices, automotive electronics, and connected home.

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Sun Microsystems, Inc. is a founding member of the OSGi Alliance, on the Board of Directors, and a key technology contributor since 1999. Since the inception in 1982 “The Network is the Computer” has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software, and services that make the Network.

OSGi Alliance
The OSGi Alliance and its members specify, create, advance, and promote wide industry adoption of an open delivery and management platform for application services in home, commercial buildings, automotive, mobile and industrial environments. As an independent non-profit corporation, the OSGi Alliance also provides for the fair and uniform creation and distribution of relevant intellectual property – including specifications, reference implementations, and test suites – to all its members. For more information, visit http://www.osgi.org.

Global Inventures, Inc. – Event Producer
Global Inventures, Inc. creates and operates collaborative communities in the technology market. Their experts work with community founders and members to incubate, structure, and operate collaborative communities in successfully created ecosystems, drive technology innovation, and educate buyers. Since its inception, Global Inventures, Inc. has launched 20 collaborative communities, managed the creation of more than 20 collaborative industry specifications, created and managed seven compliance/certification programs. For more information, visit http://www.inventures.com

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