Just in case you missed it, our Microelectronics team is off to a good start – we just signed a deal with Marvell Technology to license them the core intellectual property in our Neptune ASIC. They’ll take it from here, add their own innovations, and turn the results into derivative products for the open market. Just the kind of partnership we love, and exactly how we want to build our business – bringing core innovations to the broadest markets possible, not just to other businesses within Sun.
For years we were called proprietary – a moniker that did more damage to Sun than any market downturn. And frankly, we’ve spent years recovering. But at this point, my hope is we’ve completely turned that slur on its head, that we’ve come to define open – more open than any other vendor, more open than open itself. From silicon to systems, software to storage and services.
Where open translates to “open to opportunity.”