The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) today announced that Sun Microsystems, the creator of Java technology, has joined the consortium's Board of Directors.
"Blu-ray Disc offers a compelling, interactive entertainment and gaming platform that leaps substantially past current DVD standards," said Alan Brenner, Vice President, Mobility Group of Sun Microsystems. "We look forward to playing a key role in supporting Blu-ray Disc's inclusion of the Java platform to provide a unique set of interactive capabilities that will create new opportunities for content vendors who use Blu-ray Disc for their movies, games or other content."
"Sun's announcement today is another example of the tremendous support for Blu-ray Disc," said Victor Matsuda, Vice/President/Chair, Blu-ray Disc Association's Global Promotion Committee, Sony Corporation of America. "Sun has already played a key role in the powerful new interactive features that set Blu-ray apart, and we look forward to working with them as we bring this revolutionary new disc format to consumers."