Mercury Computer Systems (ticker: MRCY, exchange: NASDAQ Global Select Market (.O))
News Release -
Mercury Computer Systems Enables Scalable, Cost-Effective Solutions with New MicroTCA PlatformCompany supports Communications and Semiconductor Manufacturing
industries with innovative Ensemble 2000 chassis that has integrated
fabric and MCH support
CHELMSFORD, Mass., May 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leading provider of
open, embedded, high-performance computing systems, software, and
services for image, sensor, and signal processing applications,
announced a systems-level enhancement for solutions based on the
MicroTCA standard. The new, innovative six-slot chassis is part of
Mercury's Ensemble 2000 MicroTCA Platform, a standards-based solution
built around the power, functionality, and scalability of RapidIO(R),
Ethernet, IPMI, AdvancedMC(R), and MicroTCA(R) industry standards.
Switches are built into the chassis backplane to support both Gigabit
Ethernet (base interface) and a choice of communications fabrics
including RapidIO, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and PCI Express. The backplane
also includes built-in system manager functionality. This built-in
functionality means that a separate MCH module is not required, reducing
costs and allowing all slots to be configured with AMCs.
"Designers of sophisticated industrial equipment, in industries such as
Communications and Semiconductor Manufacturing, need high-performance,
high-bandwidth embedded computing in cost-effective packages," said
Steve McPherson, Director of Business Development at Mercury. "With its
compact size, scalability, and integrated system functionality, our new
six-slot MicroTCA chassis provides a flexible platform for building
those types of solutions."
The new Ensemble 2000 chassis is also appropriate for a wide range of
system sizes, with multi-chassis scalability built into the design. It
supports mechanical stacking in a 19-inch rack; and the base interface,
fabric interface, and clock can all be daisy-chained across multiple
chassis. Robust system configurations are also supported by Mercury's
industry-leading family of processor AMCs, including Xilinx(R) FPGAs, TI(R)
DSPs, PowerQUICC(R), Power Architecture(TM) MPC 8641D, and Intel(R) Penryn(R)
For more information and availability on Mercury's comprehensive line of
MicroTCA and ATCA solutions, visit www.mc.com/atca,
or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or email@example.com.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. - Where Challenges Drive Innovation(R)
Mercury Computer Systems (www.mc.com,
NASDAQ: MRCY) provides open, embedded computing systems, software, and
services that combine image, signal, and sensor processing with
information management for data-intensive applications. With deep
expertise in optimizing algorithms and software and in leveraging
industry-standard technologies, we work closely with customers to
architect comprehensive, purpose-built solutions that capture, process,
and present data for defense electronics, semiconductor equipment
manufacturing, commercial computing, homeland security, and other
computationally challenging commercial markets. 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,
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 Ensemble 2000 Series products 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, 2009. 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.
Ensemble is a trademark, and Challenges Drive Innovation is a registered
trademark of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. Other product and company
names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their
SOURCE: Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Kathleen Sniezek, 978-967-1126
Public Relations Manager