Sun spokeswoman Stephanie Von Allmen confirmed the Feb. 15 cuts but declined to say which part of the company's software group was being hit. She said the company isn't backing off from its software commitment, which has gained prominence at the company with the 2004 elevation of former software chiefto president and chief operating officer.
The cuts were part of an expansion of anannounced the day Schwartz was promoted. In October, Sun . Now it has reached 3,600, Von Allmen said.
Sun posted anfor its most recent quarter, but the Santa Clara, Calif., company's . Among the company's plans for restoring itself to prominence is a heavy emphasis on servers with Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron processor, the OpenSolaris project to build an open-source community around the company's version of Unix, a partnership with Fujitsu around Sparc processors, and a simplified software pricing strategy.