Mercury Computer Systems Collaborates With TE Connectivity to Develop Unique, Next-Generation Rugged OpenVPX Connector

Mercury Computer Systems Collaborates With TE Connectivity to Develop Unique,
Next-Generation Rugged OpenVPX Connector Technology

Industry Leaders Collaborate to Improve Integrity and Performance of
High-Speed Connectors in Rugged Embedded Subsystems

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Nov. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Computer Systems,
Inc. (Nasdaq:MRCY) (, a best-of- breed provider of commercially
developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical
commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced that it has
collaborated with TE Connectivity^™ (TE) to develop next-generation rugged
OpenVPX^™ connector technology. This deployment-ready technology will
dramatically increase the performance and reliability of OpenVPX-based
embedded subsystems in high-vibration, high-signal speed environments. This
innovation will be marketed to the entire aerospace and defense industry.

As processing performance continues to increase year over year, there is
significant demand to increase the interconnect speeds of embedded
multicomputer systems. While InfiniBand^®, 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) and
PCIe^® 3.0 possess the communication performance to address these needs, they
have their own challenges when implemented in rugged, deployed systems. This
collaboration to develop enhanced interconnects will enable Mercury and TE to
address these challenges and focus on next-generation solutions for robust
module connections in high-vibration environments inherent in industrial and
defense applications.

"Mercury is pleased to have the support of TE Connectivity on this important
initiative," said Didier Thibaud, President of Mercury's Advanced Computing
Solutions division. "As embedded subsystem interconnect speeds approach 40
Gbps and beyond, the transmission reliability of the underlying signals will
significantly degrade with existing connector technology. Extreme
environmental stress, typical in deployment, will only compound the issue.
Mercury and TE are meeting these challenging problems for rugged OpenVPX
subsystems head on."

"TE helps customers get their products to market faster with proven,
innovative solutions for reliable, high-performance connectors that can
survive harsh operating environments," said G. Michael Mullen, Director of
Sales at TE Connectivity. "This collaboration will result in an additional
level of rugged performance available to all OpenVPX customers. TE and Mercury
have been working on technology initiatives for several years. The strength of
our relationship with Mercury allows TE to further penetrate rugged, embedded

Mercury's OpenVPX-based embedded computing solutions are created from scalable
commercial product-line building blocks to deliver real-time, actionable
information in a variety of applications. These solutions combine sensor
signal processing with advanced processing technology, data exploitation,
mission processing and storage. Mercury's OpenVPX product line, which
comprises the industry's highest performing subsystems, is capable of
operating in the harshest deployed environments.

For more information on rugged subsystems, visit or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. – Where Challenges Drive Innovation^®

Mercury Computer Systems ( (Nasdaq:MRCY) is a best-of-breed
provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing
systems, software and services for critical commercial, defense and
intelligence applications. With over 30 years of experience in embedded
computing, superior domain expertise in radar, EW, SIGINT, EO/IR and C4I
applications, and more than 300 successful program deployments including
Aegis, Patriot, SEWIP, Gorgon Stare and Predator/Reaper, Mercury's Services
and Systems Integration (SSI) team leads the industry in partnering with
defense prime contractors to design and integrate system-level solutions that
minimize program risk, maximize application portability, and accelerate
customers' time to market.

Mercury is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and serves customers worldwide
through a broad network of direct sales offices, subsidiaries and

About TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity (NYSE:TEL) is a global, $14 billion company that designs and
manufactures approximately 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow
of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives.
Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every
industry—from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive,
aerospace and communication networks—enabling smarter, faster, better
technologies to connect products to possibilities. More information on TE
Connectivity can be found at

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is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including
those relating to the products and services described herein. You can identify
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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, continued funding of
defense programs, the timing of such funding, general economic and business
conditions, including unforeseen weakness in the Company's markets, effects of
continued geopolitical 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, 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 and divestitures or delays in realizing
such benefits, challenges in integrating acquired businesses and achieving
anticipated synergies, changes to export regulations, increases in tax rates,
changes to generally accepted accounting principles, difficulties in retaining
key employees and customers, unanticipated costs under fixed-price service and
system integration engagements, and various other factors beyond our control.
These risks and uncertainties also include such additional risk factors as are
discussed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
June 30, 2012. 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

Challenges Drive Innovation, Ensemble, Echotek and MultiCore Plus are
registered trademarks and Application Ready Subsystem and ARS are trademarks
of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. TE Connectivity and the TE connectivity
(logo) are trademarks of the TE Connectivity Ltd. family of companies. OpenVPX
is a trademark of VITA. InfiniBand is a registered trademark of the InfiniBand
Trade Association. PCIe is a trademark of PCI-SIG. Other product and company
names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their
respective holders.

CONTACT: Robert McGrail, Director of Corporate Communications
         Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
         +1 978-967-1366 /

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