Themis Builds Blade Server Based on Sun Microsystems' UltraSPARC T2 Processor : Alliance Accelerates Growth for UltraSPARC and Solaris Ecosystems

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Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) and Themis Computer™ today announced that Themis will make and sell blade servers based on Sun's UltraSPARC(R) T2 CMT (chip multithreading) processor running the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS). Called the T2BC, the blade further extends the proliferation of Sun's core technologies while helping to reach customers outside Sun's traditional enterprise data center. According to the Q108 IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, Sun’s blade server business achieved triple-digit factory revenue and shipment growth year-over-year; Themis helps supplement that growth by addressing alternative form-factors. The T2BC blade is the first of several products that Themis is developing based on Sun's UltraSPARC T2 processor. For more information about Sun UltraSPARC T2 processors go to http://www.sun.com/processors/UltraSPARC-T2/.

Our customers are always looking for more performance and lower power, and the UltraSPARC T2 processor's innovative chip multithreading architecture provides both. As with our other highly successful SPARC-based computing products, our T2BC blades are designed to operate seamlessly within a Sun network

"Sun's blade server business is growing rapidly, and we're building on that success by pushing our CMT processors into new markets and to new customers," said Mike Splain, executive vice president of Sun Microelectronics. "Our commitment to openness is helping Sun reach more customers and build a more vibrant ecosystem of developers and partners around the company's technologies and solutions."

"Our T2BC blade server is Themis' first product using the UltraSPARC T2 processor and continues the long partnership we have had with Sun," said Bill Kehret, president and CEO of Themis. "Our customers are always looking for more performance and lower power, and the UltraSPARC T2 processor's innovative chip multithreading architecture provides both. As with our other highly successful SPARC-based computing products, our T2BC blades are designed to operate seamlessly within a Sun network," Mr. Kehret added.

Availability

The T2BC Blade Server is available from Themis Computer now, and will start shipping broadly in August. Pricing starts at $15,000.

About Themis Computer

Themis Computer is a leading developer and supplier of high performance board and system level products for mission-critical telecommunications, military/aerospace, and industrial embedded applications. Themis provides open standards-based embedded computing platforms that support the Solaris, Linux, and Windows operating systems. Themis' products incorporate features designed to ensure high reliability and availability while reducing the risks of failure caused by extreme environments. An ISO 9001 certified company, Themis Computer practices Total Quality Management (TQM) in all areas of its business, from engineering and manufacturing to customer service. Themis Computer is headquartered in Fremont, California and offers worldwide service and support. For more information please visit http://www.themis.com or email: info@themis.com.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer(TM)" -- 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 http://sun.com.

Themis, the Themis logo, Rugged Enterprise Server, and T2BC are trademarks or registered trademarks of Themis Computer. Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, Solaris, and UltraSPARC are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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