SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

June 06, 2007 15:37 ET

Fujitsu Customer Chicago Board Options Exchange Wins CIO 100 Award for Information Technology Excellence

PRIMEPOWER Servers and Stylistic Notebooks Provide Technology Platform Delivering Rapid Online and Floor Trading

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - IDG's CIO magazine today announced that the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), a Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation customer, is a recipient for the 2007 CIO 100 award. The 20th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

The CBOE's world-class Hybrid Trading System, which combines the functionality of electronic and open outcry trading, plays a key role in the CBOE's success. Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER(R) servers provide the backend technology platform for rapid trade processing, while Fujitsu Stylistic(R) Tablet PCs combine flexibility and durability to ensure sub-second execution of customer orders and provide an optimal trading experience on a reliable, secure infrastructure. The CBOE Hybrid Trading System combines the point-and-click functionality of screen-based trading with the versatility of floor trading.

"CBOE's Hybrid Trading System, designed and built in house, is the most advanced and refined model in our industry and distinguishes the CBOE in a crowded and competitive field. The Hybrid Trading System, which uses Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER servers and Tablet PCs, combines the functionality of electronic and open outcry trading, offering customers a trading experience that has helped to propel CBOE's growth," said CBOE Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Gerald T. O'Connell. "We are thrilled to be recognized by the CIO 100 Awards for the significant advances in trading technology that we have brought to the marketplace."

In handling more than 33 percent of the options trading in the United States, the CBOE requires a robust and reliable platform to handle the millions of transactions processed each day. Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER servers deliver the computing power and bandwidth needed to support the CBOE's ever-expanding needs. PRIMEPOWER servers featuring the high-speed SPARC64(TM) V processor achieve maximum throughput and uptime.

"We congratulate the CBOE on being honored by CIO magazine for its world-class trading system," said Richard McCormack, senior vice president of marketing at Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation. "Our innovative design and expertise in mission-critical computing environments allow us to deliver our customers with the highest level of performance and reliability to achieve bottom line business benefits."

About CBOE

CBOE, the largest options marketplace in the U.S. and the creator of listed options, is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For additional information about the CBOE and its products, visit the CBOE website at: http://www.cboe.com/.

About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems, application infrastructure software products, and managed services for the business enterprise. Through its TRIOLE(R) strategy, the company offers a complete line of scalable and reliable servers, storage and middleware solutions, high-performance mobile and client computers, as well as professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic solutions provider to the world's leading organizations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. See http://us.fujitsu.com/computers for further information.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. See http://www.fujitsu.com for further information.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, PRIMEPOWER and TRIOLE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. Stylistic is a trademark or registered trademark of Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation in the United States and other countries.

CBOE(R), Chicago Board Options Exchange(R) and CBOEdirect(R) are registered trademarks and Hybrid(SM) is a service mark of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated.

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