Sun Microsystems is planning to launch a new microprocessor specifically designed for computers running graphics, video and voice applications.
The chip is code named Majc (pronounced Magic) which stands for microprocessor architecture for Java computing.
Although widespread reports said the company would release details on Majc later today, a spokesman for the company said no release dates had been named.
"We are expecting a launch sometime later this year. However, I can confirm that Sun are going to launch a new chip and it's code named Majc."
According to reports today, the chip, designed by Sun's chief scientist and Java founder Bill Joy, has an unusual design that turns a single processor into a parallel processing system.
The processors will be able to perform tasks such as displaying complex graphics at much higher speeds than Intel chips, the reports claimed.
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