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Odysseys in Technology
Sun Founders Panel

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Sun Microsystems Laboratories

Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Joy, Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy, and John Gage, Moderator

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Member Reception - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lecture - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Scott McNealy, Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Joy and Vinod Khosla, with moderator John Gage share their personal stories of the early days at Sun.

When Xerox PARC loaned the Stanford Engineering Department an entire Alto Ethernet network with a laser printer, then-graduate student Andy Bechtolsheim redesigned it into a prototype and attached it to Stanford University’s computer network. Sun Microsystems grew out of this prototype, and the company’s name came from the acronym for Stanford University Network (SUN).

The company was incorporated in 1982 by three 26-year-old Stanford
alumni: Bechtolsheim, Vinod Khosla and Scott McNealy. The trio soon attracted UC Berkeley UNIX guru, Bill Joy, who led software development for the new company. By its second birthday, Sun had grown to more than 400 employees and annual sales of million. Today, 22 years later, Sun employs more than 35,000 and has revenues of over billion.

Please join us for this very special event at the Computer History Museum.

Odysseys in Technology, The Computer History Museum Speaker Series Sponsored by Sun Microsystems Laboratories, presents people and perspectives behind extraordinary innovations and advancements in the computer technology-related world. Each event in the Series provides stimulating interaction with authentic experts whose achievements have transformed how things are done or viewed, and examines how their personal stories might inform the present and future. These programs occasionally feature technologies or point events, with the objective to apply lessons of history to present day understanding and inspiration.

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