Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sun Loses Co-Founder to Start-Up - NYTimes.com

More bad news for Sun -- and Cisco, potentially; check the full article for details

Andreas von Bechtolsheim, a brilliant billionaire who has created some of the best-selling computer systems in the industry, is resigning as chief architect of Sun Microsystems to focus on a start-up that is challenging another industry giant, Cisco Systems.

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Mr. Bechtolsheim’s departure will certainly be a big blow to Sun, which is wrestling with declining sales and profits and a plunging stock price. But he said he would retain a part-time advisory role at the company.

“It’s my baby,” Mr. Bechtolsheim said. “I will always be associated with Sun.”

Sun Loses Co-Founder to Start-Up - NYTimes.com

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