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Mercury Computer Systems Announces Serial RapidIO License Agreement with Erlang Technology

Mercury Computer Systems

CHELMSFORD, Mass. - November 9, 2004 - Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRCY) announced today a license agreement with Erlang Technology, Inc. for the development and deployment of Mercury's serial RapidIO(R) Intellectual Property (IP) in Erlang's high-end switching solutions.

Erlang Technology, Inc., a premier supplier of data networking components, will incorporate the Mercury serial RapidIO technology into their next- generation product. Serial RapidIO is a scalable, reliable, low latency transport through switches and between devices that is critical to supporting the demands of embedded computing, wireless, and storage applications.

"We are pleased to team with Mercury and to license their serial RapidIO IP," said Dr. Paul Min, CEO of Erlang Technology. "Mercury's successful track record in deploying leading-edge, RapidIO-based solutions will enable us to bring our new switch fabric products to market with lower risk. Our use of Mercury's proven IP will produce more effective and timely solutions for the communications and embedded computing markets."

This agreement is a significant step toward ensuring the availability of multiple sources for serial RapidIO switches. Both Mercury and Erlang are members of the RapidIO Trade Association (RTA). The RTA and its global members drive the RapidIO interconnect architecture. This ISO-certified, open standard seamlessly enables the chip-to-chip, board-to-board, control, backplane and data plane interconnections needed in high-performance networking, communications and embedded systems.

"The capability to deliver RapidIO-based products is key to its market adoption," said Mark Skalabrin, vice president and general manager, OEM Solutions Group at Mercury. "Erlang has impressive experience in high-end switching applications, and with Mercury technology is well-positioned to meet the telecom data plane switching challenges."

About Erlang Technology

Erlang Technology is a privately owned fabless semiconductor company that develops and markets advanced ASIC-based switch fabric chipsets for a myriad of communications, wireless and storage routing and switching equipment at the edge, in the core, in the metro, enterprise and in wireless and storage network environments. The company's flagship second-generation Xe switch fabric provides scalable, rapid traffic processing capabilities in a family of chips completely interoperable with leading NPUs for high-capacity router and switch systems up to one Tb/s. The company's first-generation Se product family completes the picture by delivering a switch fabric family of chips ideal for multiple environments up to 40 Gb/s. Erlang has compiled several design wins worldwide. Founded in 1999 by the renowned Research Group in Telecommunications (RGIT), at Washington University, Erlang maintains its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri and has offices in Redwood Shores, California, Shenzhen, China, Seoul, Korea, and Tokyo, Japan. The company has secured funding from leading companies and venture capitalists including, Authosis, Dragonventure, Ignite Group, JAFCO Asia, LG Electronics, NEC Electronics, and Pacesetter Capital Group. More information about Erlang Technology can be found online at

About Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRCY) is the leading provider of high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal and image processing computer systems. Mercury's products play a critical role in a wide range of applications, transforming sensor data to information for analysis and interpretation. In military reconnaissance and surveillance platforms the Company's systems process real-time radar, sonar, and signals intelligence data. Mercury's systems are also used in state-of-the-art medical diagnostic imaging devices including MRI, CT, PET, and digital X-ray, and in semiconductor imaging applications including photomask generation and wafer inspection. Mercury provides advanced 3D image processing and visualization software and optimized systems to diverse end markets including life sciences, geosciences, and simulation. The Company also develops radio frequency (RF) products for enhanced communications capabilities in military and commercial applications.

Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Mercury serves customers in North America, Europe and Asia through its direct sales force and a network of subsidiaries and distributors. Visit Mercury on the web at

Source: Mercury Computer Systems