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Subject: OASIS Member News: Conformative Systems Fortifies ManagementTeam With Three New Vice Presidents

Media Contacts:
Rafe Wooley
Blanc & Otus Public Relations
(512) 335-8771 x 19
Kent Nutt
Conformative Systems
(512) 334-4328
Conformative Systems Fortifies Management Team
With Three New Vice Presidents
Terry Wise is Named VP of Sales, Robert Alvarez is VP of Finance and
Trevor Pokorney is VP of Operations
Veterans Bring Strong Experience To Support the Company's Growth Ramp in
AUSTIN, Texas - February 15, 2004 - Conformative Systems, Inc., a developer
of high performance computer systems, today announced that three industry
veterans have joined the company and been named vice presidents. All are
senior-level executives with years of experience building and managing
growth-oriented companies.
With more than 13 years of experience leading sales and business development
efforts for various application development, integration and security
companies, Terry Wise has extensive knowledge and experience in XML, Web
services, and application/systems integration markets. Prior to
Conformative, Terry was vice president of worldwide sales for Forum Systems,
a leader in XML/Web services security products. While at Forum, Terry was
responsible for overseeing a field organization that closed over 40 Fortune
500 and government accounts. Prior to Forum, Terry spent over 10 years with
the Cambridge Technology Group where he held numerous senior business
development positions in CTG's portfolio companies. During this time Terry
was a co-founder of C-bridge Internet Solutions (IPO 1999), a leading
e-business systems integrator, where he led their sales efforts that
resulted in growing the company to a revenue run rate of over $100 million,
900+ employees and a market cap in excess of $1.3B.
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Prior to joining Conformative, Robert Alvarez was the director of finance at
Crossroads Systems (Nasdaq: CRDS), a leading global provider for storage
networking solutions, where he played a key role in the company's successful
$80 million IPO as well as various strategic acquisitions. Robert led a
financial organization responsible for all facets of corporate accounting,
treasury, financial management and business planning.  Most recently, Robert
served as the director of business development, where he managed high-level
strategic projects and developed new and existing business partnerships.
Previously, Robert was a senior associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers, a
multi-billion dollar leader in global professional services, where he led
teams on various initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and a
wide range of audit engagements. Robert has also held financial and business
analyst roles at Dell Computer Corporation.
Trevor Pokorney joins Conformative with more than 15 years experience in the
technology industry.  Most recently, he was vice president of sales,
marketing, and operations at Newisys, Inc., leaders in offering
enterprise-level, Opteron-based servers. As one of the original five members
of the company, he helped it grow from inception to an industry leader, with
a customer base including multiple Tier-1 OEMs. Previously, he was vice
president of operations at living.com and the general manager at
Semiconductor Products Manufacturing, Inc., where his customers included
AMD, Motorola, Texas Instruments, Siemens, IBM Corporation, and Hewlett
Packard. Trevor has also held a number of management roles in operations and
engineering at Sulzer Orthopedics, Andersen Consulting, and Fisher Controls.
Trevor's education includes a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering
from The University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Science in
Operations Research from Carnegie Mellon University.
"We're clearly building our management team for a strong path to growth,"
said John Derrick, CEO of Conformative. "Terry, Robert and Trevor's
backgrounds are all extremely impressive and we're looking forward to the
impact their presence will have on our business.  As the enterprise Web
services and XML markets continue to exhibit strong growth, Conformative is
adding to our already strong management team"
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Conformative Systems is developing the first and only parallel processing
hardware platform for accelerating data intensive XML processing and
facilitating web services. Conformative's solution delivers up to 200x
faster processing of XML data and enables corporate data centers to work at
greater capacity to meet customer needs.
About Conformative Systems
Conformative Systems is a developer of high performance computer systems
that dramatically increase application performance while reducing cost and
complexity in the enterprise data center.  Only Conformative is approaching
the problem of XML processing performance through the application of a
parallel processing architecture.  The company's unique server design
incorporates many processors in a single application specific integrated
circuit (ASIC), enabling acceleration of enterprise applications and Web
services by up to 200 times compared to existing general-purpose servers.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Conformative Systems was founded in 2003 and
is backed by Austin Ventures and Charles River Ventures.  For more
information, visit www.conformative.com.


Kent Nutt
Director, Marketing Programs
Conformative Systems
4516 Seton Center Parkway
Suite 145
Austin, TX 79759
Office: 512.334.4333 ext. 4100
Cell: 512.422.0552
Fax: 512.334.4331
Email: kent.nutt@conformative.com

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