The Java chip is a microchip
that, when included in or added to a computer, will accelerate the performance of Java programs
(including the applets that are
sometimes included with Web pages). The special chip can execute all or some of the instructions in
the Java bytecode
directly without requiring interpretation by a software virtual
The Java chip may be particularly important as part of embedded
systems in handheld
devices such as smart phones.
Contributor(s): Chuck Bury
This was last updated in April 2005
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