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Sun Microsystems Appoints Jeff Bonwick as New Sun Fellow


Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) today announced that it has appointed Jeff Bonwick a new Sun Fellow. The award is the highest honor bestowed on Sun’s most senior engineering staff, and Bonwick becomes the 14th engineer in Sun’s 25 year history to earn the fellowship.

“Jeff’s technical leadership and innovative thinking have been evident in his significant intellectual contributions - most famously as chief architect for ZFS, a radically new approach to storage, and a key technology that brings customers to Solaris 10,” said Greg Papadopoulos, executive vice president of research and development and chief technology officer, Sun Microsystems. “He’s a key member of our team and I congratulate him on achieving this prestigious honor.”

Bonwick is chief technology officer for Sun’s storage business unit and is focused on bringing the general-purpose computing revolution to the storage industry. Bonwick holds a bachelor of science from the University of Delaware and a master’s in statistics from Stanford. He has more than 50 patents granted or filed.

Sun Fellows

Highly prestigious, the title of Sun Fellow is the most senior rank that can be attained within Sun’s engineering organization. Sun looks to its Fellows to help guide the company’s technical development, including identifying new opportunities and advising the management team on technical issues.

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