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About Communications & Power Industries

CPI is a global communications and defense technology company

Communications & Power Industries is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications, defense and medical markets. With a heritage of technological excellence that spans decades, CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes innovative and reliable technology solutions used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications. CPI serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific markets.

Mission and Vision

Shaping the future through innovation and discovery

Since its inception, CPI has been focused on scientific discovery that will empower customers to create the future. When CPI's predecessor company, Varian Associates, was founded in 1948, it had the stated purpose to “conduct general research in the fields of physical science of every kind or nature.”

That purpose informs CPI's mission today: to be a trusted global partner for innovative, reliable technology solutions that power, connect, protect and support a better tomorrow. CPI focuses on serving its customers with a broad and deep portfolio of state-of-the-art products and best-in-class services that enable customers to plan for and meet the challenges of the future.

For more than 70 years, CPI has been accelerating innovation in the markets it serves. The company's products can be found worldwide in groundbreaking systems that power all types of communications, mission-critical defense systems that protect U.S. and allied forces, and life-saving medical systems that help diagnose diseases and fight cancer. As it plans for the next 70 years, CPI looks forward to continuing to shape the future through innovation and discovery.


Integrity, Commitment, Accountability, Respect, Expertise - ICARE

CPI's values drive the behavior and actions of the company and its employees around the world. They are at the heart of the company's performance, and they define and inspire CPI's interactions with customers, stakeholders and partners.

Integrity - CPI meets its commitments and communicates with honesty and openness.

Commitment - The company values the long-term wellbeing of its customers, partners and company, and it will not sacrifice long-term benefits in pursuit of short-term gains.

Accountability - CPI and its employees take responsibility for their actions, accept challenges, try their best, learn from their mistakes and share credit for their successes.

Respect - The company and employees actively listen, collaborate and communicate transparently and responsibly, express empathy and civility, foster diversity and leverage differences to drive successful outcomes for all stakeholders.

Expertise - While maintaining high standards, the company and its employees pursue knowledge, help others succeed and collaborate for continual improvement.

CPI sets high ethical standards for its employees, and they are obligated to behave according to these standards. Learn more about the company's code of legal and ethical conduct.

The company also believes in its responsibility to act as a responsible corporate citizen. Learn more about CPI's commitment to good corporate citizenship.


Accelerating innovation for more than 70 years

As the former Electron Device Business of Varian Associates, CPI has a long heritage of technological and product excellence. Learn more about the company's history.


Offering a broad and deep portfolio of products to generate, amplify, transmit and receive microwave signals

Learn more about CPI's technology solutions for communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific customers.


Managing the business with decades of industry experience

Learn more about CPI's experienced management team.