SMART Embedded Computing Joins SOSA™ Consortium

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SMART Embedded Computing, a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: SGH) and a leading manufacturer of embedded computing solutions, today announced that it has joined The Open Group’s Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) Consortium to contribute its expertise to the development of modular, open system reference architectures applicable to military and commercial sensor systems and a business model that balances stakeholder interests.

The SOSA Consortium includes participants from the US Air Force, Army and Navy as well as other US government agencies plus a diverse group of Department of Defense (DoD) supply base commercial partners. The consortium provides a vendor-neutral forum for members to work together to harmonize, align, and create open standards to facilitate the development of agile, interoperable, and affordable sensors. The SOSA approach establishes guidelines for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. The objective is to allow flexibility in the selection and acquisition of sensors and subsystems that provide sensor data collection, processing, exploitation, communication and related functions over the full life cycle of the C4ISR system.

“We look forward to participating in this exciting initiative and contributing to the transition of more C4ISR and sensor systems to an open systems architecture,” said Todd Wynia, Vice President of Product Management, SMART Embedded Computing. “We have a distinguished heritage with the DNA of companies that pioneered open standards for embedded systems, including Motorola Computer Group, Force Computers and Pro-Log. Our long history of supplying computing solutions into defense applications includes almost 40 years of providing VME boards and the growing adoption of open, standards based ATCA technology into C4ISR applications. This experience makes the SOSA consortium a natural fit for the expertise of SMART Embedded Computing.”

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