The company name was founded by Andy Bechtolsheim, Scott McNealy, Vinod Khosla, Bill Joy. It’s name is derived from the initials Stanford University Network as two (Scott McNealy & Vinod Khosla) of the original founders were fellow Stanford graduate students. Even the logo was designed by a professor Vaughan Pratt, also of Stanford University. Check out company history on how we have changed the world, for better, in last 25 years. Read "ONCE GIVEN UP FOR DEAD, SUN IS SEEING A NEW ERA DAWN OF PROFIT, GROWTH" that appeared on Mercury News yesterday.
I’m proud to be a Sun employee. Congratulations to each and every employee!
UPDATE: Found this compelling story through Linda
- Sun at 25: Where are the founders now?
- Sun @ 25: What Comes Next? (Part 1 – Interview with John Gage, Part II – Sun Sticks to its Original Mission)
- 25 Years of Innovation