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Antero Taivalsaari
Sun Microsystems

Dr. Antero Taivalsaari is an Engineering Manager at Sun Microsystems, Java Software Division, in Cupertino, California. He wrote the original K Virtual Machine (KVM) implementation at Sun Labs, and has played a central role in the product and standardization efforts related to Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME). He's a coauthor of the first official Java Series book on J2ME, published recently by Addison-Wesley:

Before joining Sun in 1997, Antero worked at Nokia and held various academic research positions in Finland and Canada. Antero has a doctoral degree in computer science from the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, and he has been working on object-oriented languages, systems and applications for the past 15 years.


"Java(tm) for Mobile Phones: What's New in J2ME CLDC 1.1 and MIDP 2.0 Standards"
Monday 14:15 - 15:15 (Java Room)

Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME(tm)) has recently become very popular in the wireless device space. Motorola, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, RIM, Siemens, and many other key players in the wireless device area have recently started shipping J2ME-enabled devices in high volume. It has been estimated that at least 60-80 million J2ME-enabled mobile phones will be shipped in 2002, and the amount is likely to double in 2003.

This presentation will give an overview of Java 2 Micro Edition, and summarize the recent progress with the J2ME CLDC and MIDP standards focusing on mobile phones. More specifically, the presentation will highlight what will be new in the CLDC 1.1 and MIDP 2.0 standards that are currently under definition.

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