Java ARMs itself for smaller devices

Holdings has licensed Sun Microsystems' Java technology, a formalization of an existing effort to spread Java to cell phones and other small mobile devices.The deal gives ARM the right to use Java on all its chips and means the two companies will collaborate on future Java technology.

Holdings has licensed Sun Microsystems' Java technology, a formalization of an existing effort to spread Java to cell phones and other small mobile devices.

The deal gives ARM the right to use Java on all its chips and means the two companies will collaborate on future Java technology.

But in a news conference, executives from the two companies spoke of the move's greater significance: The license means ARM will be able to offer chips that, in combination with software, will meet Sun's Java certification requirements. Full story. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News