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Mercury Systems Receives Four-Star Supplier Excellence Award from RTN ANDOVER, Mass. - May 29, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received the 4-star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business unit. This prominent award recognizes the Company’s facility in Oxnard, Calif. for operational excellence while delivering precision-engineered radio frequency (RF) and microwave solutions in support of Raytheon’s business objectives.

Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality and on-time delivery. Mercury was one of 55 companies recognized by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business for 4-Star honors. [Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems' follow-on order is from a leading defense prime contractor for state-of-the-art radio frequency subsystems that are integrated into an advanced airborne electronic warfare system.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Feb. 27, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received a $2.2 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for wideband millimeter wave transceiver subsystems integrated into a high-resolution imaging system used for a homeland security application. The order was booked in the Company's fiscal 2018 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

Mercury Systems offers a comprehensive portfolio of radio frequency (RF) and microwave components, modules and subsystems spanning a frequency range of 1 MHz to 140 GHz. With deep domain expertise in millimeter wave technology for commercial and defense applications, the Company designs and manufactures all of its RF microelectronics in its three scalable Advanced Microelectronics Centers located throughout the United States. [Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Feb. 13, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced the launch of its new BuiltSECURE™ TRRUST-Stor® solid-state drive (SSD) featuring high-speed serial ATA and non-volatile memory express interfaces to a host computing system. The new secure SSD product marries one terabyte of industrial-grade multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash with Mercury’s exclusive ARMOR® 4 NAND processor. With a compact, military-hardened 2.5-inch form factor enclosure, Mercury’s new design architecture sustains 1GB per second read and write operations in environmentally rugged military applications without sacrificing security.

State-of-the-art defense electronics incorporate numerous sensor systems for real-time data collection. As more of these sensor systems are deployed in military platforms, each system is also tasked with storing larger volumes of data per unit of time. These rich data streams must be stored for off-line analysis where the smallest signals of military interest must be discerned. However, continuous high-speed operation in thermally and mechanically stressful military environments places a tremendous demand on data storage devices to operate without interruption for extended periods of time. Further complicating this scenario, these systems also require the strongest encryption technology to ensure robust data protection in the event of enemy capture. [Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Feb. 8, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it has received an initial $2.0 million order for an Electro-Optic/Infra-Red (EO/IR) image processing subsystem from a major defense prime contractor. The subsystem is an enterprise architecture solution designed to apply to multiple programs and missions. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2018 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

The image processing subsystem with BuiltSECURE™ technology includes numerous modules for GPU-based image processing, I/O, system management, power, and interconnect pre-integrated with a backplane and chassis. The open system architecture uses an advanced cooling technology to allow the subsystem to operate in extreme conditions of temperature, altitude, and vibration while providing the highest level of floating point performance delivered in a tactical environment. [Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems HDslim FREMONT, Calif. - Feb. 6, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) today announced HDslim, a new sub-rack form factor for its RES High Density (RES-HD) server product line. Less than ten inches wide and twenty inches deep, the first 4U HDslim chassis is available this month – delivering high density computing, storage, and networking to mobile tactical environments.

“The HDslim form factor addresses a growing market need for small and light enterprise class information technology,” stated Michael Schneider, Vice President of Mercury’s Trusted Mission Solutions group (formerly Themis Computer). “It can accompany operators wherever they go and however they may travel.” [Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems receives a follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for custom-engineered secure solid-state drives (SSD) deployed in an airborne mission management application.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Jan. 4, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received a $12 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for SWaP-optimized radio frequency (RF) modules ready for integration into an advanced electronic warfare system. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2018 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

A leader in commercial RF and microwave technologies ruggedized for defense applications, Mercury has deep domain expertise in sophisticated packaging techniques to achieve the highest levels of performance in the smallest, most lightweight form factors. With three scalable Advanced Microelectronics Centers (AMC) located throughout the United States, the Company provides its customers with assurance of affordable long-term supply continuity for programs critical to our nation’s military infrastructure.[Continue reading →]

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Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (Booth #1038), NASHVILLE, Tenn. - April 25, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) and Green Hills Software® today announced a close collaboration that has revolutionized the capabilities, performance and safety of next- generation flight display systems using multicore processor architectures. Mercury’s BuiltSAFE™ hardware and software portfolio delivers industry-leading size, weight and power (SwaP) for avionics computers and display systems, with a particular emphasis on mission systems, enhanced vision systems (EVS) and synthetic vision (SVS) systems for degraded visual environments (DVE).

Leveraging hundreds of person-years of in-house experience in safety-certified display computer design, Mercury Systems has launched the ROCK-2 avionics subsystem and BuiltSAFE OpenGL graphics suite, optimized to take advantage of the CAST-32A and ARINC-653 (Section 2, Supplement 4) compliant multicore features of Green Hills’ INTEGRITY®-178 Time-Variant Unified Multi-Processing (tuMP) real-time operating system (RTOS). This enables multiple independent safety and/or security-critical applications to execute within the ROCK-2’s multicore operating environment in a predictable, bounded, and application-independent manner. The INTEGRITY-178 tuMP partition-enforcing scheduling mechanism results in a unified RTOS that provides practical time variant scheduling of both asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) and symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) applications simultaneously, along with the ability to create core affinity groups that define how cores will be utilized by the graphics (and other) applications. The combined software and hardware solution conforms to the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) V2.1 Technical Standard.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Feb. 20, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced today that Michelle M. McCarthy has joined the Company as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. Ms. McCarthy, a sixteen-year veteran of corporate finance, will report to Michael Ruppert, Mercury’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and will be responsible for the Company's financial reporting, accounting and tax operations.

"We are delighted to have someone of Michelle's experience and financial acumen join Mercury's management team," said Ruppert. "She has a proven record of success guiding accounting, financial reporting and governance functions in complex global organizations, which will be of great benefit to our Company and shareholders. Additionally, her experience in acquisition due diligence, technical accounting and integration will be very valuable as we seek to continue our record of organic and acquisition-related growth."[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Feb. 1, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) today announced the completion of its previously reported acquisition of Themis Computer (Themis).

Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement applicable to the acquisition, Mercury acquired Themis for an all cash purchase price of $180 million, subject to net working capital and net debt adjustments. The acquisition and associated transaction expenses were funded through Mercury’s existing revolving credit facility.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - July 17, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $10.5M follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance microwave transceivers for precision guided munitions. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“Mercury Systems continues to play a key role in supplying advanced state-of-the-art microelectronic based components and subsystems to our prime customers and the United States Government,” said Charlie Leader, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mercury’s Advanced Microelectronics Solutions group. “This order reflects Mercury’s ongoing commitment to support our customers with high performance, reliable and affordable solutions necessary to protect our nation’s interests around the world.”[Continue reading →]

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PHOENIX, Ariz. - July 13, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received the Premier Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon. This prestigious award recognizes the Company’s Phoenix, Ariz. Microelectronics Secure Solutions business unit for its operational excellence while delivering advanced microelectronic solutions in support of Raytheon’s business needs. The award was presented by Raytheon executives to Mercury in a ceremony at the Company’s Phoenix facility earlier today.

Premier awards are awarded to Suppliers whom have demonstrated premier achievement for Raytheon in Business Management, Technical, Partnership, or Affordability. Only the highest achieving Suppliers are awarded this honor.[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems 4BG_DDR3_High-Density ANDOVER, Mass. - May 4, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced that it has launched production of a highly miniaturized DDR3 memory device perfectly suited for SWaP-sensitive military and commercial aerospace applications demanding 1600 Mb/s data transfer speed. Mercury’s precision-engineered packaging technology now compacts 4GB of double data rate third-generation synchronous dynamic random-access memory (DDR3 SDRAM) in a single 301 mm2 ruggedized package, setting the industry standard for the highest density DDR3 device. The new 4GB DDR3 high density secure memory product, available in x64 and x72 architectures, is manufactured at Mercury’s Advanced Microelectronic Center in Phoenix, Ariz.

Next-generation mission computing and sensor subsystem designs need additional DRAM capacity for simultaneous processing of numerous wideband data streams. While attempting to double or triple the number of discrete DRAM devices, system architects frequently encounter a scarcity of available space for integration of these components. Mercury’s newest memory product surmounts this space restriction by vertically integrating the equivalent of up to five DDR3 memory devices into one densely-packed, low-profile ball grid array (BGA) package less than 2.5 mm thick. Physical footprint reductions up to 59% are realized without compromising the benefits of high-capacity DDR3 memory. For the highest levels of reliability, the integrity of the mechanical and electrical interface to the customer’s subsystem is assured through the selection of a lead alloy solder.[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Feb. 7, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $4.1 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for wideband millimeter wave transceivers for a homeland security high-resolution imaging application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2017 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“This follow-on order confirms Mercury’s leadership position in the design and commercialization of innovative millimeter wave solutions required for high-resolution imaging applications,” said Charlie Leader, Vice President and General Manager of Mercury’s Advanced Microelectronics Solutions Group. “Our Advanced Microelectronics Centers proudly supply these highly miniaturized subsystems critical for the rapid identification of concealed threats in heavily trafficked secure environments.”[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Jan. 17, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $2.4 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor to supply frequency conversion modules for an Electronic Warfare (EW) service life extension program. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2017 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“This follow-on order further validates Mercury’s leadership position supplying our defense prime contractors with highly integrated and customized RF modules for EW programs,” said Charlie Leader, Vice President and General Manager, Mercury Systems. “Our advanced microelectronics centers are committed to delivering cost-effective EW solutions, enabling our military forces to dominate the electromagnetic spectrum. We are privileged to provide supply chain continuity for vital national defense programs supporting our warfighters around the globe.”[Continue reading →]

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Andover, Mass - July 20, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $6.3M order from a leading defense prime contractor for radar processing products. The order includes solutions for multiple surveillance programs and platforms ranging from high-altitude reconnaissance to maritime surveillance in both manned and unmanned aircraft. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and will be shipped over the next several quarters.

The radar processing solutions provided are standard 6U form factor products based on open systems architectures (OSA) that enable affordable reuse of technology across multiple platforms. The technologies provided include high-performance CPU and FPGA processing, digital receiver exciters (DREX), I/O modules, and switch fabric interconnect.[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems, Inc. announced it received $8.3M in follow-on orders from a leading defense prime contractor for computing modules to be used in airborne and ground-based secure communication subsystems.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass - June 21, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received $8.3M in follow-on orders from a leading defense prime contractor for computing modules to be used in airborne and ground-based secure communication subsystems. The orders were booked in the Company’s fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and are expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“With our collaborative engineering engagement, we were able to provide unique value to our customer while maintaining an open system architecture,” said Ian Dunn, Mercury’s Vice President of Sensor and Mission Processing. “These follow-on orders are a testament to the high quality and on-time delivery performance of our solutions.”[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - March 20, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced that it received a follow-on five year sole source basic ordering agreement (BOA) from the U.S. Navy to deliver advanced Digital RF Memory (DRFM) subsystems supporting jamming in a multi-threat environment. Valued at up to $153M, the order was received in the Company's fiscal 2017 third quarter and provides for research and development, production, engineering services and ongoing support. Work will be performed at the Company’s Cypress, Calif. facility with a period of performance from March, 2017 through February, 2022.

“This award showcases Mercury's ability to deliver open standards-based, leading-edge DRFM subsystems that bring real value to our customer and ultimately, the warfighter,” said Brian Perry, President of Mercury Defense Systems. “Our DRFM solutions have been used for over three decades for training and radar environment simulation, vulnerability assessment and self-protection. We take our role in safeguarding our airborne warfighters seriously, especially in today’s environment where advanced threats can come from a wide variety of sources.”[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Dec. 12, 2016 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $3.4 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for secure rackmount servers for a modeling and simulation application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2017 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“Mercury’s secure rackmount servers bring proven embedded security features to enterprise-type computing architectures,” said Scott Orton, Vice President of Mercury’s Secure Processing Solutions group. “The availability of equivalent security functionality in the rackmount form factor allows our defense customers to apply horizontal protection more broadly. We believe this product will play a key role in providing comprehensive solutions across cybersecurity and information system security engineering domains.”[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. ∠May 16, 2018 ∠Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received a $2.4 million order from a leading defense prime contractor to provide radar subsystems and related digital processing technologies for a missile defense application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2018 third quarter.

The radar signal processing subsystem is based on an open systems architecture using heterogeneous processors, the Linux operating system, and the Message Passing Interface (MPI) API. The subsystem performs all the signal processing functions including beamforming, pulse compression, Doppler processing, and target detection.[Continue reading →]

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2017-10-09 Mercury Systems Launches 6U OpenVPX Server with Extreme Durability_LDS6527 ANDOVER, Mass. - Oct. 9, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced the Ensemble® 6000 Series LDS6527 6U OpenVPX™ single board computer (SBC) with available options for Modified Off-the-Shelf (MOTS) extreme durability configurations and BuiltSECURE™ technology. MOTS configurations leverage enhanced commercial components, board fabrication rules, and subsystem design techniques to withstand extreme temperature cycles over a longer period of time than standard rugged designs. For deployment at the tactical edge and export to U.S. allies, Mercury’s BuiltSECURE technology counters nation-state reverse engineering through world-class systems security engineering expertise.

Featuring an embedded-server-class 12-core Intel® Xeon® Processor D family CPU, two mezzanine sites for agile I/O customization, and 40/10 Gbit Ethernet or InfiniBand™ FDR10 switched communications for a high bandwidth data plane, the LDS6527 seamlessly supports open data movement middleware alongside APIs to ensure customers’ software investment is preserved. Mercury’s advanced cooling technology standards such as Air Flow-By™ cooling enable the use of the hotter server CPU and InfiniBand chips. In addition to traditional signal processing for radar and electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR), the LDS6527 SBC has capabilities to provide on-board data exploitation for the most demanding ISR applications as well as cognitive or adaptive algorithms for agile communications, EW, and radar systems.[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - July 28, 2016 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $5 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance signal processing subsystems for a radar application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

"Mercury's renowned heritage in advanced and reliable radar signal processing subsystems and open systems architectures has ensured our continued participation in this mission-critical defense program,” said Ian Dunn, Vice President of Mercury’s Embedded Products group. "We are proud of our continuing partnership with our customer and ongoing work on high performance ISR solutions that improve U.S. intelligence capabilities in global military operations.”[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced the results of its participation in the US Air Force-led Next Generation Radar (NGR) Processor Study. The goal of this program is to assess the capability of current embedded computing open architectures to perform airborne radar signal processing on future USAF platforms. Mercury demonstrated that its scalable and rugged high-density server modules exceeded the target benchmarks in the study, enabling affordable capability evolution of radar processors through open, non-proprietary and standards-based systems for airborne solutions.

“Mercury’s exceptional performance in this study reflects our ongoing investment and commitment to delivering the most powerful OpenVPX™ processing modules in the embedded computing industry,” said Ian Dunn, Vice President and General Manager of Mercury’s Embedded Products Group. “Now in its fourth generation, our powerful, open standards-based Ensemble® HDS660x modules meet the DoD’s expectations for affordability, security, modularity and OSA requirements and can be deployed in harsh environments to take cloud processing for military and aerospace applications right to the tactical edge.”[Continue reading →]

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Mercury will highlight OpenRFM(tm), an open architecture paradigm ideal for EW systems; server-class processing solutions that bring cloud technologies to the tactical edge; light-weight SIGINT solutions with direction finding and geolocation capabilities for UAVs, and DRFM-based systems for EW applications and training symulators.[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a leading provider of affordable, commercially developed, open sensor processing systems and services for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced it received a $5.7 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance digital signal processing subsystems and related services for a naval radar application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2015 first quarter and is expected to be fulfilled over the next several quarters.

“Mercury’s years-long relationship with this customer underscores our deep expertise in designing and building advanced radar subsystems and architectures that address the evolving needs of today’s naval environments,” said Brian Hoerl, Mercury's Vice President of Sales. “Our collaborative approach has enabled us to develop innovative solutions that meet stringent performance, reliability and affordability requirements.”[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a best-of- breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced it received a $2.7 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for digital signal processing modules for a manned airborne multi-mode surveillance radar application. The order is expected to be shipped by the end of Mercury’s fiscal 2014 fourth quarter.

“Mercury’s decade-long relationship with this prime contractor exemplifies our commitment to extending customer success over the entire life of a defense program and our ability to deliver critically important upgrades years after initial deployments,” said Didier Thibaud, President of Mercury’s Commercial Electronics business unit.[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Mercury Systems, Inc., a best-of-breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced it received $8.8 million in follow-on orders from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance signal processing subsystems for a ship-borne radar application. The orders were booked in the Company’s fiscal 2014 third quarter and are expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“We are proud to extend our decades-long relationship with this customer and to support their delivery of ship-borne radar applications that address evolving threats,” said Didier Thibaud, President of Mercury’s Commercial Electronics business unit. “Mercury’s commitment to providing the most advanced and reliable high performance signal processing subsystems has ensured our continued participation in this mission-critical defense program.”[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. ∠April 19, 2018 ∠Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received a $16.1 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for integrated radio frequency (RF) and digital subsystems for an advanced naval electronic support application. The order was booked late in the Company’s fiscal 2018 third quarter. Eight million of the order has already been shipped in the Company's fiscal 2018 fourth quarter, and the balance is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

The Company offers a broad portfolio of microelectronics solutions for a wide variety of defense electronics applications addressing the analog, digital and mixed-signal domains. By adopting open architecture standards, including OpenVPX™ and OpenRFM™, Mercury provides an affordable, low-risk path for future capability enhancements addressing the threat environment of tomorrow. [Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - July 11, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) annoat it has extended its commercially-developed Ball Grid Array (BGA) packaging conversion technology to the new Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family, previously codenamed “Skylake-SP”. The technology enables conversion of the land grid array (LGA) package found on standard Intel Xeon server CPUs to the more rugged BGA package. The result is a truly rugged server-class processing option in an open system architecture that delivers 2-4x the performance of other product lines of Intel Xeon processors generally available in native BGA packages. Once converted to BGA, the new Intel Xeon processors can be used in a wide variety of deployed military applications on airborne, naval and ground platforms that must be able to withstand harsh temperature and vibration conditions.

“Mercury’s unique BGA conversion technology enables our customers to use the latest and most powerful Intel Xeon server chips in deployed military applications,” said Richard Jaenicke, Director of Strategic Marketing and Alliances. “The new Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family provides major increases in vector processing performance, memory bandwidth, and number of cores as compared with native BGA-based Intel Xeon solutions such as the Intel Xeon Processor D family and the Intel Xeon Processor E3 mobile family.”[Continue reading →]

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Air Flow-By Cooling Technology From Mercury Systems Achieves TRL-8 - HDS6603_AFB ANDOVER, Mass. - May 16, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced that systems using ANSI/VITA 48.7 Air Flow-By™ standard cooling technology have passed flight tests in multiple manned and unmanned airborne platforms, some in their final mission configuration, thereby achieving technology readiness level 8 (TRL-8). Mercury holds a patent on one implementation approach of that standard, and has revised the licensing fees under the patent to be zero cost.

Mercury Systems developed Air Flow-By cooling technology as an improvement to its finely managed air cooling, the original air flow-through (AFT) technology it developed back in 2003. Air Flow-By cooling technology is the most efficient solution on the market to achieve a sealed environment that tolerates cooling with air that may contain contaminants. Unlike today’s AFT technology that merely adds an airflow heat exchanger to the primary side surface of a printed wiring board (PWB), Air Flow-By solutions cool both sides of the PWB by encapsulating the PWB in a heat exchanger shell such that air flows across both sides of the module for maximum cooling efficiency. The heat exchanger shell creates a sealed environment that protects against airborne contaminants, electromagnetic interference (EMI), electrostatic discharge (ESD), and provides an extra layer of physical security. Even with the increased protection and cooling capacity, Air Flow-By solutions maintain the standard 1.0-inch pitch to avoid a 33% reduction in board count found in AFT implementations that may require the module width to grow to 1.5-inch pitch. Now, Air Flow-by technology also has a cost advantage with its zero-cost licensing. [Continue reading →]

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Mercury received an $8.8 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance digital signal processing subsystems for an unmanned airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance application.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - April 18, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $9.3 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance, OpenVPX™ digital signal processing modules and supporting professional services for a manned airborne radar application. The order was received in the Company's fiscal 2017 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“We have a longstanding relationship with this customer in providing high performance signal processing solutions for airborne radar,” said Ian Dunn, Vice President of Mercury’s Sensor and Mission Processing group. “By adopting our new OpenVPX product line, our customer now has a cost-effective, modular open systems architecture that protects their long-term investment in software by providing them an easy path to port their application to an affordable high-performance processing solution.”[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Feb. 15, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced that its Chelmsford, Mass. facility recently received the Category 1A Trusted Supplier accreditation for design capability from the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA). This expands upon the previously received Category 1A accreditation for broker, packaging, assembly, and test at Mercury’s Phoenix, Ariz. facility, and is part of Mercury’s overall strategy to be the leading commercial provider of trusted and secure sensor and mission processing subsystems. The vast majority of companies receiving DMEA accreditation are either defense prime contractors or semiconductor suppliers. Mercury is the only commercial provider of embedded computing boards and subsystems to have received DMEA accreditation to date.

The DMEA Trusted Supplier accreditation is a critical component of complying with DoD Instruction 5200.44, “Protection of Mission Critical Functions to Achieve Trusted Systems and Networks (TSN).” That DoD policy requires that “…in applicable systems, integrated circuit-related products and services shall be procured from a trusted supplier using trusted processes accredited by the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) when they are custom-designed, custom-manufactured, or tailored for a specific DoD military end use.”[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - April 11, 2016 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received $2.9 million in orders from a leading defense prime contractor to provide digital signal and image processing modules for an unmanned airborne ISR application. The orders were booked in the Company’s fiscal 2016 third quarter and are expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“This order exemplifies the important role Mercury plays in helping primes meet the challenging demands of decreased funding and DoD acquisition reform by integrating open, standards-based technology to improve performance while protecting legacy investments,” said Ian Dunn, Vice President of Mercury Systems' Embedded Products Group. “We are proud of our continuing partnership with our customer and ongoing work on high performance ISR solutions that improve U.S. intelligence capabilities in global military operations.”[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Jan. 14, 2016 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $4 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance digital signal processing modules for an unmanned airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2016 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next 11 months.

“Our long-standing relationship with this defense contractor and our advanced signal processing systems have played a pivotal role in supporting SAR programs that deliver high resolution actionable data,” said Didier Thibaud, President of Mercury’s Commercial Electronics business unit. “This award underscores our ongoing engineering expertise and delivery of innovative, commercially-developed building blocks that provide superior value and performance across generations of applications.”[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - May 18, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received a $5.9 million order from a leading defense prime contractor to provide radar subsystems and related digital processing technologies for a missile defense application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2017 third quarter.

“For years Mercury’s best of breed technologies and rapid deployment have helped drive performance to unprecedented levels for this prime contractor’s missile defense applications,” said Didier Thibaud, Mercury’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are committed to delivering solutions that meet stringent platform requirements and provide significant affordability, portability and performance in an open architecture.”[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - April 18, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $9.3 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance, OpenVPX™ digital signal processing modules and supporting professional services for a manned airborne radar application. The order was received in the Company's fiscal 2017 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“We have a longstanding relationship with this customer in providing high performance signal processing solutions for airborne radar,” said Ian Dunn, Vice President of Mercury’s Sensor and Mission Processing group. “By adopting our new OpenVPX product line, our customer now has a cost-effective, modular open systems architecture that protects their long-term investment in software by providing them an easy path to port their application to an affordable high-performance processing solution.”[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems - 3U Ensemble® LDS3506 CHELMSFORD, MA – Nov. 9, 2015 – Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) today announced support for the expanded industrial-grade Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1500 Product Family (formerly code-named Broadwell DE) with new embedded open systems architecture (OSA) form factors and configurations. The new configurations will feature broader processor core count and power options, greater ruggedness and extended reliability, providing even more server-class processing power at the tactical edge. The new Xeon devices are available from the manufacturer for a minimum of seven years, mitigating diminished manufacturing sources (DMS) risk, critical for defense electronics systems viability and supportability.

Mercury’s 3U Ensemble® LDS3506 was the embedded industry’s first OpenVPX™ processor module with Xeon D-1500 server-class and low-latency FPGA processing capability to be introduced. The FPGA resources support main processor off-loading, private and personalized security and enables the MVRI-optimized switch fabric to be updated, making this compute module exceptionally versatile and capable for a variety of high-performance applications. Micro via radial interconnect (MVRI) technology is OpenVPX-compliant and enables rugged OpenVPX modules to run switch fabrics at 40Gb/s and higher.[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced the results of its participation in the US Air Force-led Next Generation Radar (NGR) Processor Study. The goal of this program is to assess the capability of current embedded computing open architectures to perform airborne radar signal processing on future USAF platforms. Mercury demonstrated that its scalable and rugged high-density server modules exceeded the target benchmarks in the study, enabling affordable capability evolution of radar processors through open, non-proprietary and standards-based systems for airborne solutions.

“Mercury’s exceptional performance in this study reflects our ongoing investment and commitment to delivering the most powerful OpenVPX™ processing modules in the embedded computing industry,” said Ian Dunn, Vice President and General Manager of Mercury’s Embedded Products Group. “Now in its fourth generation, our powerful, open standards-based Ensemble® HDS660x modules meet the DoD’s expectations for affordability, security, modularity and OSA requirements and can be deployed in harsh environments to take cloud processing for military and aerospace applications right to the tactical edge.”[Continue reading →]

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Mercury will highlight OpenRFM(tm), an open architecture paradigm ideal for EW systems; server-class processing solutions that bring cloud technologies to the tactical edge; light-weight SIGINT solutions with direction finding and geolocation capabilities for UAVs, and DRFM-based systems for EW applications and training symulators.[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems received a $6.9 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance, OpenVPX(tm) digital signal processing modules and supporting professional services for a manned airborne radar application.[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems Ensemble LDS3506 CHELMSFORD, Mass. – Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leading high-tech commercial provider of more affordable secure and sensor processing subsystems powering today's critical defense and intelligence applications, announced the rugged OpenVPX™ Ensemble® LDS3506 processing module that seamlessly integrates the Intel® Xeon® processor D system-on-a-chip (SoC) product family (formerly codenamed “Broadwell DE”) with Xilinx’s powerful Ultrascale™ FPGA in a SWaP-constrained 3U package. This dense union of best available commercial-item general processing and FPGA resources produces a highly versatile, affordable and interoperable building block for embedded, high-performance computing applications with additional low-latency, refresh and mission capabilities.

The Ensemble LDS3506 leverages Mercury’s fourth generation of highly SWaP-efficient packaging technology to securely deliver the Intel Xeon processor D product family for reliable deployment in scalable subsystems right to the tactical edge. The Ensemble LDS3506 secures and cools the best commercial technology to produce a dense, powerful combination of general server-class and low-latency front-end FPGA processing in an open systems architecture module that is designed and made in the USA. [Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems has launched the OpenRFM(tm) standards initiative designed to streamline the integration of RF and digital subsystems in advanced sensor processing applications with the goal of creating more affordable, flexible and open standards-based solutions.[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems received a $3.8 million order from a leading electronics manufacturing services provider for millimeter wave transceiver subsystems integrated into a homeland security high-resolution imaging system.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. ∠May 3, 2018 ∠Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received a $10.8 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for rugged servers to be used in a military communications application. The order was booked in the Company's fiscal 2018 third quarter.

Mercury’s enterprise class servers are successfully deployed in a broad range of C4ISR mission critical applications. Designed from the ground up for longevity and operation in extended operational environments, the company’s SWaP-optimized servers deliver cutting-edge commercial technologies to operations on the move. [Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems TRRUST-Stor_BGA_with_quarter ANDOVER, Mass. - May 1, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced the beginning of customer engagements for its new TRRUST-Stor® secure solid state drive (SSD) optimized for embedded computing applications in forward-deployed defense environments. Available in host-accessible capacities up to 256 GB, the new device features triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory operating in single-level cell (SLC) mode combined with advanced BuiltSECURE™ algorithms in a ruggedized, ultra-compact 22mm x 32mm ball-grid array (BGA) package. The device’s ARMOR™ 6 processor seamlessly integrates certified cryptographic algorithms, encryption key purge, device sanitization and non-thermal self-destruct capabilities into a single device. This low-profile SSD device is ideal for applications requiring on-board high-speed, secure storage in SWaP-constrained environments such as aircraft, unmanned systems and mobile ground applications including secure laptops and tablets.

The increase in critical sensor data collected by modern defense computing systems burdens embedded board design engineers to integrate on-board data storage solutions for maximum space savings without sacrificing storage capacity, performance, speed or security. A multifaceted approach to the implementation of security is required to address all possible operating scenarios. State-of-the-art encryption technologies free of key bypass mechanisms must be paired with advanced key management techniques and device sanitization protocols. Successfully achieving this objective ensures that access to high-value data is restricted only to those individuals with proper authorization. [Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Jan. 30, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received $3.4 million in follow-on orders from a leading defense prime contractor for custom high-performance microelectronics integrated into the guidance, navigation and control system of a precision guided munitions application. The orders were booked in the Company’s fiscal 2018 second quarter and are expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

The Company’s portfolio of digital microelectronics solutions include BuiltSecure™ high-density secure memory, secure solid-state drives, GPS selective availability anti-spoofing modules (SAASM) and highly customized, purpose-built microelectronics. Delivering best-in-class size, weight and power savings, all of the Company’s digital microelectronics are designed and manufactured in a Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA)-trusted facility in Phoenix, Ariz.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Jan. 15, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received a $2.5M order from a leading defense prime contractor for custom storage appliances built with the Company’s TRRUST-Stor® secure solid-state drive (SSD) devices for an undisclosed military application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2018 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

Designed and manufactured in its Phoenix, Ariz. Advanced Microelectronics Center, the Company’s portfolio of commercial self-encrypting SSD devices are built on its powerful ARMOR™ processor. By combining performance-enhancing algorithms with the industry’s most advanced cryptographic engine, Mercury’s secure SSD portfolio sets the defense industry standard for commercial data-at-rest solutions delivering uncompromising security and performance for government agencies, military forces and defense prime contractors.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Jan. 11, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $4.6M follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for state-of-the-art GPS filter amplifiers for a precision guided munitions application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2018 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

The Company’s entire suite of commercial radio frequency (RF) and microwave solutions offer differentiated capabilities for electronic warfare, radar, and weapons applications. With affordable solutions up to 140 GHz, Mercury’s design and packaging expertise produces industry-leading performance in highly ruggedized form factors. [Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Jan. 9, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received a $7.7 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for BuiltSecure™ high-density secure memory devices integrated into a state-of-the-art airborne command, control and intelligence system. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2018 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

BuiltSecure memory devices leverage the Company’s expertise in three-dimensional packaging technology, transforming a two-dimensional array of memory devices into a single, vertically-integrated memory module ruggedized for the harshest military operating environments. With up to 85% space savings enabled by Mercury’s BuiltSecure memory devices, valuable board real estate is now available to system architects for the incorporation of additional components needed to support enhanced system functionality. BuiltSecure memory devices are designed and manufactured in the Company’s Advanced Microelectronics Center (AMC) in Phoenix, Ariz.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Dec 7, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), today announced the start of customer design engagements for its new MISSION-Stor™ ultra-portable secure solid state drive (SSD) with integrated security and performance-enhancing algorithms. Though similar in size and function to a commercial USB flash drive, the Company’s new secure SSD has been precision-engineered to withstand the harshest military operating environments while simultaneously protecting the most sensitive data from adversarial attack. The new product is ideally suited for mission management applications, where mission instructions must be securely transferred to a military platform operating in a potentially hostile threat environment.

The new MISSION-Stor device marries state-of-the-art NAND flash memory with the Company’s sixth generation ARMOR™ processor in a SWaP-optimized form factor small enough to comfortably fit in the pocket of a flight jacket. MISSION-Stor addresses customer applications that require protection of highly sensitive data, up to and including the Top Secret designation. MISSION-Stor SSD devices support encryption, key purge, sanitization and self-destruct capabilities. Mercury has engineered the new MISSION-Stor SSD device to the rigorous standards of Federal Information Processing System (FIPS) 140-2 and the National Security Administration’s Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program. The new product is expected to receive FIPS 140-2 certification approved component listing for the CSfC program in 2018.[Continue reading →]

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