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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Named Sun 'Supplier of the Year'

17 Others Recognized for Delivering Superior Quality and Value

Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced the winners of its 15th annual Supplier Awards Program, which honor those companies who have delivered superior quality and value to Sun's customers. Suppliers are judged on their performance in the areas of cost, quality, lead-time and delivery, and strategic and technical development.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) of Sunnyvale, CA, received this year's
Supplier of the Year Award for its extraordinary contributions to Sun's
stellar record of delivering top quality technology and service to its customers. With the introduction of Sun's new industry-standard enterprise
Sun Fire(TM) x64 (x86, 64-bit) server family on September 12, 2005, AMD becomes an even more important partner and supplier to Sun. The two companies will continue to work together to maximize the performance of Sun's systems based on AMD Opteron processors.

Beyond the Supplier of the Year, the awards program has two additional
levels: Best-in-Class and Meritorious Performance. The Supplier of the Year is selected from the Best-in-Class suppliers as the top performer overall. The Best-In-Class Award compares the performance of all suppliers who deliver a similar product or service and recognizes the highest performer in that area, while the Meritorious Award recognizes suppliers who have gone the extra mile in one or more performance areas.

The 2005 Best-in-Class (Class) Award winners are:

    --   Datagate Inc. (Hardware Field Service)
    --   Infineon Technologies AG (DRAM Memory)
    --   NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. (OEM Products)
    --   Nippon Express Co., Ltd (Third Party Logistics)
    --   Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (Custom Silicon)

The 2005 Meritorious Performance Award winners are:

    --   Artesyn Technologies, Inc.
    --   Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
    --   Fujitsu Component, Ltd.
    --   Fujitsu Ltd. Storage Products Group
    --   General Dynamics Network Systems
    --   Koninklijke Frans Maas Groep NV
    --   Kuehne & Nagel Contract Logistics - North America
    --   Micron Technology, Inc.
    --   PrO Unlimited, Inc.
    --   Procuri Inc.
    --   Texas Instruments Inc - SPARC Business Unit
    --   Tyco Electronics Power Systems

Sun Executives Comment
"Our suppliers' high level of partnership, innovation and commitment help
Sun meet its demanding performance and production goals," said Eugene McCabe, executive vice president, Worldwide Operations for
Sun Microsystems. "Their efforts support our overall objectives of increasing participation on the network and closing the digital divide, and we applaud all our suppliers for the significant contributions they make to our business."
Kurt Doelling, vice president,
Sun Microsystems Supplier Management,
added, "These business partners have had a number of achievements that
translate directly to superb customer value and product quality. Their high
level of performance enables us to continue to lead our customers into the
Participation Age."

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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the development of technologies that power the world's most important markets.
Sun's philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at

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