Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems

A company that once sold computers, computer software, and information technology services, some of which created Java programming language and the network File System (NFS), which is distribution file system protocol that allows users on a client computer to access files over a network.

Founded in 1982, at its height Sun headquarters was located in Silicon Valley.

In 2010 Sun was acquired by the Oracle Corporation and was merged to become Oracle America, Inc.

Sun’s product line included computer servers and workstations built on its own SPARC processor architecture as well as on x86 based AMD’s Opteron and Intel’s Xeon processors.

Sun’s main manufacturing facilities were located in Linlithgow, Scotland and Hillsboro, Oregon.