Mercury Computer Systems Delivers Products, Services, and Training to Accelerate Image Generation for Leading Defense Prime Cont

Aug. 27, 2008

CHELMSFORD, Mass. , Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leading provider of embedded, high-performance computing solutions for complex image, sensor, and signal processing applications, was awarded a comprehensive application acceleration design win by a top-tier prime contractor for a homeland security application.

The contract calls for extensive algorithm optimization and acceleration as well as hardware, software, and services that include system engineering mapping, application development training, and installation and configuration support.

Working with the customer's product and engineering teams, Mercury application engineers determined that a Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (BE) processor-based environment would provide the highest, most cost-effective performance. In addition to Mercury CAB (Cell Accelerator Board) and 1U blade systems, Mercury is providing the MultiCore Framework (MCF), its comprehensive middleware that simplifies the programming of a heterogeneous, multicore processor such as the Cell BE processor without sacrificing performance. The MCF includes Mercury's proven Scientific Algorithm Library (SAL) to optimize the algorithms within the Cell BE processor.

"Our diverse product offering of DSP-, GPU-, Cell- and FPGA-based systems, available on virtually any platform the customer requires, is testament to our flexibility and responsiveness in addressing their computing needs as well as the ever-present shifts in technology," said Didier Thibaud , Senior Vice President and General Manager of Advanced Computing Solutions for Mercury Computer Systems. "This customer chose Mercury because of our unique ability to optimize a full spectrum of processor architectures in order to provide the highest performance and best value for their technology investment."

For more information on Mercury's high-performance image, sensor, and signal processing solutions and additional customer examples, visit, contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951, or e-mail your request to

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 ( 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).

Forward-Looking Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those relating to the design win as described herein. You can identify these statements by our use of the words "may," "will," "should," "plans," "expects," "anticipates," "continue," "estimate," "project," "intend," and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, including unforeseen weakness in the Company's markets, effects of continued geo-political unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, delays in completing engineering and manufacturing programs, changes in customer order patterns, changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and delivering technological innovations, continued funding of defense programs, the timing of such funding, changes in the U.S. Government's interpretation of federal procurement rules and regulations, market acceptance of the Company's products, shortages in components, production delays due to performance quality issues with outsourced components, inability to fully realize the expected benefits from acquisitions or delays in realizing such benefits, challenges in integrating acquired businesses and achieving anticipated synergies, and difficulties in retaining key customers. These risks and uncertainties also include such additional risk factors as are discussed in the Company's recent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007 . The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.

Contacts: Kathy Sniezek, Public Relations Manager Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. 978-967-1126 / Leigh McLeod, Media Relations Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. 978-967-1120 /

Cell Broadband Engine is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Challenges Drive Innovation is a trademark of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

SOURCE Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.

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