"Sun Microsystems Thursday announced additional restructuring of
its executive teams as the company continues to suffer from 12
straight quarters of financial losses.
"The Santa Clara, Calif.-based network computer maker, which
reported its fiscal 2004 third quarter, said that it has completed
its acquisition of Kealia, a privately held company based in Palo
Alto, Calif. The deal brings Kealia co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim
back to Sun as Chief Architect. Bechtolsheim was employee No. 1 at
Sun and helped found the company along with Bill Joy, include Vinod
Khosla and Sun's current chairman, president and CEO Scott
"Sun also announced the departure of Mark Tolliver, chief
marketing and strategy officer, and Neil Knox, executive vice
president, volume systems products. The two men join Rich Green,
who led Sun's software tools division, as executives that have left
the company to pursue other interests in the last two weeks. The
fate of Clark Masters, Sun's executive vice president of Enterprise
Systems, is still undecided, according to newly appointed chief
operating officer Jonathan Schwartz..."
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