Northrop Grumman Selects Performance Technologies' Embedded Ethernet Switch

5/19/2005 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leading developer of integrated systems, platforms, components and software, announced the company’s CPC6600 Embedded Ethernet Switch will be used by Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) for the Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in production for the U.S. Air Force.

Northrop Grumman provides products, services and solutions in defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft and space technology. The Global Hawk UAV provides near-real-time, high-resolution intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance imagery to battlespace commanders. Cruising at extremely high altitudes, Global Hawk can survey large geographic areas with pinpoint accuracy to give military decision-makers the most current information about enemy location, resources and personnel.

“At Northrop Grumman, we strive for excellence in each of the products, services and solutions that we provide and seek the same qualities in our suppliers,” said George Guerra, Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk program director. “We regard our suppliers as essential team members and are pleased to add Performance Technologies to the Global Hawk team.”

Performance Technologies’ CPC6600 is designed to be used as a high-speed interconnect within server blade chassis or as a core switch in fault-tolerant clusters of embedded systems. Part of the company’s Advanced Managed Platform offering, the CPC6600 provides increased bandwidth, performance and reliability and is ideal for use in high availability applications such as Global Hawk.

“We have a long history as a Northrop Grumman supplier, and that is a testament to the quality and reliability of our products,” said Jean Pierre Filion, vice president of worldwide sales for Performance Technologies. “We are proud to be working with Northrop Grumman on Global Hawk, and we are confident our longstanding relationship will continue onto future projects.”

About Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With more than 125,000 employees, and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

About Performance Technologies
Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX) develops the systems, platforms, components and software solutions for the world's evolving communications infrastructure. Our broad customer base includes companies in the communications, military and commercial markets. Serving the industry for more than 20 years, our complete line of embedded and system-level products enables equipment manufacturers and service providers to offer highly available and fully managed systems with time-to-market, performance and cost advantages.

Performance Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, New York. Additional operational and engineering facilities are located in San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California; Norwood, Massachusetts and Ottawa, Canada. For more information, visit or contact

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