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Press Release: Mercury Systems Receives $2.4M Order for Electronic Warfare Application


CHELMSFORD, Mass., Jan. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.”For more information on Mercury Systems, visit www.mrcy.com or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters
Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) is a leading commercial provider of secure sensor and mission processing subsystems. Optimized for customer and mission success, Mercury’s solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs. Headquartered in Chelmsford, Mass., Mercury is pioneering a next-generation defense electronics business model specifically designed to meet the industry’s current and emerging technology needs. To learn more, visit www.mrcy.com.
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Press Release: RapidSOS and INdigital Partner to Provide Improved Location Accuracy and Additional Data to Public Safety Answering Points in the INdigital Network


New York, NY, Jan. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INdigital and RapidSOS today announced a strategic partnership to provide Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) served by INdigital Next Generation 9-1-1 networks with accurate location and additional data from the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse. Through this partnership, 9-1-1 professionals will be able to access data from the RapidSOS Clearinghouse — including accurate handset location from all smartphone location sensors.Millions of smartphones and other connected devices transmit precise device-based hybrid location and additional data to the RapidSOS Clearinghouse when a 9-1-1 call or other request for emergency is made. Through the RapidSOS integration, PSAPs connected to INdigital networks will be able to query the RapidSOS Clearinghouse when a wireless call is received, and retrieve supplementary location and additional data through NG9-1-1 delivery mechanisms.For the first time, Public Safety Answering Points are able to fully leverage the capabilities of modern smartphones to aid in emergency response, without a need for the public caller to use an app. INdigital is currently testing the RapidSOS integration in selected PSAPs in Indiana and is planning to roll the integration out to their Public Safety customers across the country.“This is yet another example of how transformative NG911 can be,” said Mark Grady, INdigital founder and President. “We are thrilled to be working with a company like RapidSOS who is bringing forward-looking innovation to the 9-1-1 industry. Our Emergency Services IP networks (ESiNet) have been designed and built to support the type of external applications developed by RapidSOS, and to make additional data directly available to PSAPs with just a small amount of training. With just a mouse click or two, a 911 telecommunicator will get the best location information available.”“Providing accurate location and additional data to 9-1-1 call takers allows first responders to quickly respond to emergencies with appropriate care,” said Michael Martin, CEO of RapidSOS. “Through our partnership with INdigital, emergencies in Indiana and across the country will see faster response times and transformed emergency outcomes.”About INdigital
INdigital was formed in 1995 by a group of independent telephone companies to develop and provide new technology in several segments of the industry.  In 2004, INdigital was selected by the Indiana Wireless 9-1-1 Advisory Board to build a new 9-1-1 network for Indiana. These emerging technologies are now known as NG9-1-1. The company has expanded its service area by building private, high availability IP based public safety networks throughout the United States. INdigital ESi networks have evolved to meet industry standards, and provide local 9-1-1 authorities and other emergency system service providers innovative platforms for emergency service processing and delivery.
About RapidSOS
RapidSOS is an advanced emergency technology company.  Formed in 2012 and backed by some of the world’s leading Silicon Valley technologists, RapidSOS is partnering with technology companies and the public safety community to provide transformative data in emergencies. RapidSOS is developing technology to predict and preempt emergencies before they occur, dynamically warn people in harm’s way, and link data from any connected device directly to first responders in an emergency. RapidSOS was named “2016 Start-Up of the Year” by the Consumer Technology Association, a Top Innovation of 2015 by MIT News, and Top 3 Innovative World Technologies by SXSW.
Learn more at www.RapidSOS.comRapidSOS Contact: 
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Press Release: UBS Signs Strategic Multi-Year Agreement With EPAM to Boost Innovation


NEWTOWN, Pa., Jan. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), a leading global provider of product development and software engineering solutions, today announced that UBS AG, the world's largest wealth manager, has signed a multi-year strategic framework agreement. For the past nine years, UBS and EPAM have collaborated to stay at the forefront of technology, positioning UBS as a global leader in innovative financial products and services. The agreement, which is valued at over $300M, supports the bank’s strategic cost reduction program. This commitment to efficiency allows EPAM to continue to focus on innovative, end-to-end solutions, reducing time-to-market and improving ROI on technology investments.“Over the past nine years, EPAM has become a key supplier in helping us meet our clients’ expectations by working closely together with UBS, while maintaining commitments to productivity and quality of delivery,” said Mike Dargan, Group Head of Information Technology, UBS. “We now look forward to evolving this valued relationship further over the coming years.”“The wave of innovation and regulatory changes in the financial services industry has created significant opportunities and challenges. Throughout our long-standing relationship with UBS, we helped them push innovation to drive growth and develop scalable platforms, leveraging our digital design and wealth management expertise and quickly respond to regulatory and market changes,” said Balazs Fejes, Sr. Vice President, Co-Head of Global Business, EPAM. “For us, this multi-year agreement with a global financial services leader clearly demonstrates EPAM’s capabilities in the marketplace.”The partnership between UBS and EPAM spans almost nine years, 10 countries and three continents. In addition to the many business solutions that EPAM has provided during this relationship, innovation will be a large focus throughout this multi-year deal.About EPAM Systems
Since 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), has leveraged its core engineering expertise to become a leading global product development and digital platform engineering services company. Through its ‘Engineering DNA’ and innovative strategy, consulting, and design capabilities, EPAM works in collaboration with its customers to deliver innovative solutions that turn complex business challenges into real business opportunities. EPAM’s global teams serve customers in over 25 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. EPAM is a recognized market leader among independent research agencies and was ranked #8 in FORBES 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies, as a top information technology services company on FORTUNE’S 100 Fastest Growing Companies, and as a top UK Digital Design & Build Agency. Learn more at http://www.epam.com/ and follow us on Twitter @EPAMSYSTEMS and LinkedIn.
About UBSUBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. The operational structure of the Group is comprised of our Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. UBS's strategy builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it operates, in order to generate attractive and sustainable returns for its shareholders. All of its businesses are capital-efficient and benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets. www.ubs.comForward-Looking Statements
This press release includes statements which may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions and the factors discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. EPAM undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities law.
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Press Release: Imagination’s new PowerVR GPUs deliver leading performance in lowest area for mid-range markets


LONDON, Jan. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) announces a new family of GPUs that provides the ideal balance of performance and fillrate needed to enable gaming and compute applications on cost-sensitive devices. PowerVR ‘Series8XE Plus’ GPUs expand the company’s highly successful range of entry-level and mid-range GPUs with three new IP cores optimized for gaming and compute on devices such as premium set-top boxes, mid-range smartphones, and automotive infotainment systems. The new GPUs also have more features for enhanced in-system efficiency. In addition, Imagination is extending its complementary line-up of PowerVR Series8XE GPUs with two new IP cores, supporting one pixel per clock (PPC) and eight PPC.
Series8XE and Series8XE Plus GPUs deliver the best performance/mm2 while incorporating advanced features and support for the latest APIs. Fillrate optimized Series8XE GPUs are ideal for GUI/casual gaming focused markets including DTVs, set-top boxes, streaming sticks/dongles, automotive HMI, and entry-level mobile devices. Series8XE Plus GPUs have increased GFLOPS to provide a step up to mid-range devices targeting 1080p displays, with the ability to scale to 4K and beyond.Series8XE Plus GPU hardware is optimized to work not only with the latest graphics APIs but also advanced compute and vision APIs such as OpenVX™ 1.1 and OpenCL® 1.2. In mid-range markets, this support is critical since such devices don’t typically incorporate dedicated hardware for vision and compute. 8XE Plus GPUs provide an area and power efficient solution for these tasks.Jon Peddie, president, JPR Research, says: “With these new GPUs, Imagination has demonstrated the greatest compute and fillrate density in the minimum silicon area. Balancing fillrate and FLOPS is the right approach for mid-range devices to provide consumers an enhanced experience, while maintaining the low area needed for price sensitive categories.”Says Graham Deacon, VP PowerVR business operations, Imagination: “With 8XE we are seeing customers move to PowerVR from competitor GPUs. We expect this to continue with the introduction of the new 8XE and 8XE Plus cores as we are now addressing even more performance and area points. Series8XE Plus GPUs represent the industry’s best graphics cores for gaming and compute on 1080p displays in cost sensitive devices, and demonstrate Imagination’s continuing technology leadership.”Inside Series8XE Plus GPUs
The initial Series8XE Plus GPUs each deliver up to four pixels per clock and incorporate advanced features such as hardware virtualization, OmniShield™ multi-domain security, and support for the latest APIs including OpenGL® ES 3.2, OpenCL® 1.2, Vulkan® 1.0 and OpenVX 1.1*. Micro-architectural tuning translates into reduced bandwidth usage and improved in-system performance through a reduced number of small inefficient bursts for higher fabric/memory utilization. The GPUs are optimized to provide customers with specific solutions for their application. The new GPUs build on the successful Series8XE GE8300 GPU, which also has four PPC:
GE8320: 2x FLOPS for low- to mid-range mobile devicesGE8325: 2x FLOPS plus features including PVRIC and 10-bit YUV for set-top boxes and HDTV gaming applicationsGE8340: 4x FLOPS for ultimate gaming on mid- to high-end mobile devicesThe micro architectural enhancements in PowerVR Series8XE Plus GPUs are now also incorporated into Series8XE GPUs including the one PPC area optimized GE8100 IP core and the eight PPC GE8430 GPU which has the vastly increased throughput required for high resolution 2K/4K screens.With Series8XE and 8XE Plus, customers can choose the appropriate core for their specific application – be it GUI, gaming or compute focused. Compatibility across the range means that licensing partners can benefit from using PowerVR GPUs across their entire product line from entry-level to high-end.Series8XE and Series8XE Plus GPUs have already been licensed by multiple customers for TVs, set-top boxes, mid-range mobile devices, ultra-low cost phones/tablets, and automotive applications.Software and tools support
Imagination provides developers with free access to the cross-platform PowerVR SDK, designed to support all aspects of 3D graphics application development; as well as tools and utilities that ease development of 3D graphics and GPU compute applications. Developers can join the PowerVR Insider community, download the SDK for free and interact through developer forums at http://community.imgtec.com/developers/powervr/.
Physical Design Optimization Kits (DOKs) for Imagination’s PowerVR Series8XE Plus GPUs will also be available, offering customers the flexibility to optimize for power, performance and area (PPA). Imagination DOKs are comprised of optimized reference design flows, tuned libraries from partners, characterization data and documentation.Availability
PowerVR Series8XE and Series8XE Plus GPUs are available for licensing now. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.About PowerVR GPUs
Imagination’s PowerVR graphics processors (GPUs) are the de facto standard for mobile and embedded graphics and GPU compute. The PowerVR GPU family leads the market in technological capability, roadmap breadth and ecosystem, and is by far the most adopted and shipped technology of its kind. PowerVR graphics IP comprises a comprehensive portfolio of the industry’s leading GPUs, supporting a broad range of applications. See: http://www.imgtec.com/powervr/graphics.asp.
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* Based on a published Khronos specification, PowerVR Series8XE Plus GPUs are expected to pass the Khronos Conformance Testing Process. Current conformance status can be found at www.khronos.org/conformance.
About Imagination Technologies
Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people across the globe. The company’s broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer and embedded electronics. Its unique multimedia, processor and connectivity technologies enable its customers get to market quickly with complete and highly differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the world’s most iconic products. See: www.imgtec.com.
Follow Imagination on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, RSS, Facebook and Blog.Imagination, OmniShield, PowerVR and the Imagination Technologies logo are trademarks of Imagination Technologies Limited and/or its affiliated group companies in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. Khronos, Vulkan, OpenGL and OpenVX are trademarks of the Khronos Group Inc. All other logos, products, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.Imagination Technologies’ Press Contacts: UK: David Harold This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +44 (0)1923 260 511 USA: Jen Bernier-Santarini This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +1 408-530-5178

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