Cray Inc was incorporated in the State of Washington in December 1987 under the name Tera Computer Company. The company changed its corporate name to Cray Inc. in connection with its acquisition of the Cray Research, Inc. or Cray Research, operating assets from Silicon Graphics, Inc. in 2000. It designs, develops, manufactures, markets and services high performance computing systems, commonly known as supercomputers. It sells its products mainly through a direct sales force that operates throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe, Japan and Asia-Pacific. The Company has the following reportable segments: HPC Systems, Maintenance and Support, and Storage and Data management. HPC Systems reflect a suite of advanced systems, including the Cray XC30, CS-300, Cray XE6, Cray XE6m, Cray XK7, Cray XK6m, and other HPC products, which are used by single users all the way up through large research centers. Maintenance and Support provides ongoing maintenance of Cray HPC and data systems and systems analysts to help customers achieve their mission objectives. Storage and Data Management revenue reported includes the Cray Sonexion and other third-party storage products.The Company competes with IBM, Hewlett-Packard, NEC, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Silicon Graphics International and Bull S.A.