Mercury Computer Systems Reinvigorates UAV Program and Homeland Security Application

CHELMSFORD, Mass. , April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leading provider of specialized, high-performance computing solutions for HPC and embedded computing markets, was awarded design wins by...


CHELMSFORD, Mass. , April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leading provider of specialized, high-performance computing solutions for HPC and embedded computing markets, was awarded design wins by two global technology companies that specialize in information systems and solutions for security applications.

Mercury puts the SPARC back into leading reconnaissance program

A long-standing defense customer enlisted Mercury to help sustain its UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) program by providing a powerful single-board computer to replace its SPARC (Scalable Processor ARChitecture)-based solution, which was discontinued by a third party. Mercury supplied the Momentum Series VLA-150 UltraSPARC(R) IIi+ Single-Board Computer, a high- performance 6U module that provides flexible I/O and board-to-board communications to other systems.

To meet the existing and forecasted demands of the customer's program, Mercury obtained a substantial inventory of UltraSPARC IIi+ processors, which prevented a premature technology refresh and will result in significant cost and time savings for the customer.

Mercury delivers faster, better imaging with 5x system performance improvement

A leading provider of inspection solutions turned to Mercury to gain a competitive edge for its scanning system. Mercury evaluated several hardware acceleration technologies, including FPGAs and GPUs, before landing on a solution using the multicore Cell Broadband Engine(TM) processor.

Mercury maximized processor performance with a customized algorithm. Combined with Mercury's MultiCore Framework software and professional services, the customer achieved a 5x performance increase and enhanced image scans.

"The computing industry's rapid shift to multicore processing is driving the need for proven, programmable multicomputer solutions and, in turn, driving new customers to Mercury," said Didier Thibaud , Senior Vice President and General Manager of Advanced Computing Solutions for Mercury Computer Systems. "Our proven approach to solving complex computing problems across many applications and platforms is unique. By combining our unique problem- solving capabilities with our growing portfolio of products and services, Mercury is able to offer unbeatable value to our customers."

For more information on Mercury's high-performance sensor computing solutions and additional customer examples, visit www.mc.com/solutions, contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951, or e-mail your request to info@mc.com.

Company and/or program names are withheld in compliance with agreements as set forth at the time of engagement.

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. - Where Challenges Drive Innovation

Mercury Computer Systems (www.mc.com) provides specialized, high- performance computing systems and software designed for complex HPC and embedded applications in a range of industries that include aerospace and defense, telecommunications, medical imaging, semiconductor, EDA, and more.

Our products blend unmatched expertise in algorithm optimization and silicon design with software application knowledge and industry-standard technologies. Mercury's comprehensive, purpose-built solutions capture, process, and present data for the world's largest medical imaging companies, 8 of the 10 top defense prime contractors, and other leading Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in semiconductor, energy, telecommunications, and other industries. Our dedication to performance excellence and collaborative innovation continues a 25-year history in enabling customers to gain the competitive advantage they need to stay at the forefront of the markets they serve.

Mercury is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts , and serves customers worldwide through a broad network of direct sales offices, subsidiaries, and distributors. We are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MRCY).

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