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Comtech Telecommunications Announces $1 Million Contract Award from Lucent Technologies for Solid State Amplifiers

June 27, 2000 at 12:00 AM EDT
Comtech Telecommunications Announces $1 Million Contract Award from Lucent Technologies for Solid State Amplifiers Melville, NY, June 27, 2000 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today that its New York subsidiary Comtech PST Corp. has received a contract valued at approximately $1 million for solid state linear power amplifiers from Lucent Technologies.

The linear amplifiers will be used by Lucent for design, development and testing of wireless infrastructure products. The high linearity of the amplifiers enables the transmission of all the digital modulation protocols for second generation wireless infrastructure (CDMA, TDMA and GSM) and emerging third generation standards (W-CDMA and EDGE), and provides significant application flexibility.

Fred Kornberg, president and chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications, said the award represents a significant milestone in the development of the Comtech PST's subsidiary product-driven growth strategy. "Comtech is successfully participating in the explosive growth of the wireless infrastructure marketplace. This award, combined with other awards for similar products, demonstrates our ability to compete and win in this exciting market" Mr. Kornberg said.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. is an innovative and increasingly significant player in domestic and global high-technology markets. Through its operating units Comtech pursues opportunities in three interrelated market segments: telecommunications transmission, RF microwave amplifiers, and mobile data communications services. In each of these segments, growth is driven by increasing demand for telecommunications infrastructure and network and messaging services.

The company's specialties include the design and manufacture of advanced products and networks used for transmission of voice, data and video using satellite, over the horizon microwave, terrestrial line of site and other wireless communication systems. More than 250 distinct Comtech products are in service in more than 100 countries.