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Sun Micro Expands Portfolio

NEW ORLEANS -- Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW) today announced the introduction of the Sun B2B- enabled Electronic Master Patient Index (EMPI), as well as two OEM offerings, iPACS and uPACS, Integrated and Utility Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in New Orleans. Today's launch is part of Sun's broad focus building on the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS) to transform healthcare, continuing to deliver infrastructure software designed to enable easier data sharing across the entire healthcare spectrum, for both payment processes and for electronic health records (EHR).

Demonstrating Sun's ongoing commitment to eHealth, the B2B-enabled EMPI solution, a part of the Sun Java(TM) Enterprise System, provides enterprise- class infrastructure software for hospitals, insurers and other healthcare organizations who are sharing patient data across organizations. The debut of iPACS and uPACS provides an integrated platform that enables PACS OEMs and Systems Integrators to rapidly build and implement competitive, complete eHealth solutions.

"Sharing patient data allows greater efficiency for medical billing and clinical record document sharing processes," said Joerg Schwarz, director of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Sun Microsystems. "By linking patient data and records across a network of providers and insurers, Sun technology is helping to make it possible for doctors, nurses and other care-givers to have complete patient information at their fingertips to provide the best possible care. Further, helping our PACS vendors to reduce capital costs and improve scalability by enabling a utility 'pay-per-use' model, brings value to our partner community."

Sun Microsystems Inc.