Sun Microsystems Is a Gold Sponsor of the Anita Borg Institute’s Women of Vision Awards Banquet


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Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA) announced today that it is a Gold Sponsor of the 2008 Women of Vision Awards Banquet, which will be held on May 8, 2008 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. The annual Women of Vision Awards, sponsored by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI), honor women who are making significant contributions to technology in three categories: Innovation, Leadership, and Social Impact. This year Sun Labs Distinguished Engineer Susan Landau will be receiving the Women of Vision Award for Social Impact.

“Sun believes that innovation requires agitation, that progress requires a diversity of viewpoints collaborating to create something truly different. Since 2000, we have reinforced that belief by supporting the Anita Borg Institute,” said Greg Papadopoulos, chief technology officer and executive vice president of research and development at Sun Microsystems. “In celebration of this year’s Women of Vision Awards, congratulations to Susan Landau, a brilliant engineer whose passion for supporting and developing women in computer science research is surpassed only by her internationally recognized expertise on the interplay between security, cryptography, and public policy. I’m proud to have her at Sun.”

“Sun Microsystems has been a longtime supporter of the Anita Borg Institute and the Women of Vision Awards,” said Telle Whitney, CEO of ABI. “Sun has built a corporate culture focused on inclusion, and their efforts have enabled the women of Sun to have a direct and positive impact on the world.”

The Women of Vision Awards Banquet will begin at 6:00 pm on May 8, 2008 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. Tables and tickets may be purchased online at Event sponsorship opportunities are also available.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision — “The Network is the Computer” — Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development, and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at

About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI)
In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, the Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs for to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technology innovation. ABI programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. ABI Partners include: Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Google, IBM, Intel, Cisco, Juniper Networks, National Science Foundation, Symantec, NetApp, and Capgemini. For more information, visit

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