Chelmsford, MA — SKY Computers, Inc., a subsidiary of Analogic Corporation, announced that the Sensors Systems Division of BAE SYSTEMS of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom has chosen its AltiVec-based Merlin for rapid development of signal processing applications. SKY anticipates that once the 20 GFLOP dual Merlin prototyping system is thoroughly field-tested and approved by BAE SYSTEMS, it will spawn significant follow on revenue starting in 2001.
After reviewing the options available in the market BAE SYSTEMS chose Merlin for its advanced PowerPC AltiVec-based capabilities. SKY was the clear choice of suppliers because it was the only vendor who could deliver an AltiVec hosting platform for GEDAE, the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology software environment. GEDAE provides design engineers with the ability to graphically develop applications and to automatically generate code to run on multiprocessor systems. Combined with SKY Computers’ Merlin, GEDAE significantly improves the designer’s productivity and decision making.
Ed Hennessy, SKY vice president of world-wide sales and marketing comments, “BAE SYSTEMS is a key defence integrator that is critical to SKY’s target account program. BAE SYSTEMS is rigorous in their vendor selection. This win is a significant achievement for SKY, one which demonstrates our ability to provide both technically superior product and complete life cycle support. In particular, having BAE SYSTEMS choose SKY is yet another example of the market acceptance and adoption of our AltiVec-based products.”
SKY Computers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Analogic Corporation, is a leading supplier of embedded high performance computer systems. SKY’s commercial-off-the-shelf products meet the embedded computing requirements for subsurface, surface, airborne, and space applications. Advanced technologies such as SKYchannel are combined with an open system architecture to provide solutions now and for decades to come. SKY is the only company in its market segment that provides a three-year hardware warranty on its products.
BAE SYSTEMS, formed by the merger of British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems in November 1999, is the global systems, defence and aerospace company. The company offers an unrivalled global capability in air, sea, land and space with a world-class prime contracting ability supported by a range of key skills.