Kyocera Group division implements Arm and PowerPC builds of Azul’s Open Source Java Platform
July 11, 2018
Sunnyvale, Calif., — Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced that Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.(Kyocera) has implemented Azul Zulu Embedded builds of OpenJDK on multiple information equipment families. The Azul software supports Kyocera multifunctional products and printers built using both Arm and PowerPC-based microprocessors.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of Kyocera Group, with offices throughout the world and over 19,000 employees. Kyocera has been working with Azul Systems for more than two years. Azul initially provided Zulu Embedded builds for 32-bit Arm processors, while subsequent orders included Zulu Embedded for PowerPC and 64-bit Arm processors as well.
“We found it very easy to do business with Azul,” said Michihiro Okada, General Manager of Software R&D Division at Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. “Azul’s business model and terms were very flexible, and they helped to simplify our operations by removing constraints like counting and product shipments by processor core and simplifying our reporting requirements. Plus, they provided us with direct access and support by their Engineering team throughout the development and implementation of our next-generation devices.”
“We have been honored to be a supplier to Kyocera for over two years,” said Scott Sellers, Azul Systems president and CEO. “By moving to Zulu Embedded, Kyocera continues to gain the productivity advantages of the Java programming language while ensuring the flexibility and cost advantages of an open source Java platform.”
Zulu Embedded builds of OpenJDK are fully standards-compliant. To learn more about Zulu Embedded, visit https://www.azul.com/zulu-embedded. Eval builds of Zulu Embedded are available for free download at https://www.azul.com/downloads/zulu-embedded/.
About Azul Systems
Azul Systems, the industry’s only company exclusively focused on Java and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), builds fully supported, certified standards-compliant Java runtime solutions that bring the power of Java to the enterprise, cloud, and embedded/IoT. Zing is a JVM designed for enterprise Java applications and workloads that require any combination of low latency, high transaction rates, large working memory, and/or consistent response times. Zulu is Azul’s certified, freely available open source build of OpenJDK with a variety of flexible support options, available in configurations for the enterprise, cloud, as well as custom and embedded/IoT devices. For additional information, visit https://www.azul.com.
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Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including color and monochrome multifunctional products as well as printers and wide format devices. Kyocera’s products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability and less waste – resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the life of the product. The Kyocera Document Solutions portfolio does not stop at hardware. A full suite of business applications and consultative services allow customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, unleashing the full potential of their hardware investment.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. During the year ended March 31, 2018, Kyocera Corporation’s net sales totalled 1.57 trillion yen (approx. USD 14.8 billion).