Sun Microsystems is launching its SPARC chips on to the broader market, and hopes to see them embedded in other manufacturers' computer systems. 

Over the last couple of years, the company has opened up its Solaris operating system, which is now available on Dell, HP and IBM hardware – and wants to do the same for its chips.
CEO Jonathan Schwartz says he'd like to see the chip business grow beyond Sun's own systems, and more broadly in the marketplace.
To this end, the Sun has formed a new microelectronics group, responsible for achieving the new goals. It will be headed up by David Yen.
Sun is also realigning its storage business and placing NAS storage.