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Communications & Power Industries' Satcom Amplifiers Aid Major U.K. Broadcasters' "Green" Initiatives

PALO ALTO, Calif. - April 9, 2013 - The long-term environmental and monetary costs of energy consumption are a concern for a number of communications infrastructure and media service companies around the world. In the United Kingdom, significant efforts are being made by some major broadcasters to reduce this consumption considerably. These companies are upgrading and modernizing transmission equipment as part of these efforts, and they recently have purchased more than $3 million of high-power satellite communications amplifiers from Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) to support these "green" projects. CPI is providing these customers with its unique, high-power, high-efficiency SuperLinear® traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) and klystron power amplifiers (KPAs) as key components of these energy reduction initiatives.

CPI's SuperLinear amplifiers are designed to run more efficiently and at lower temperatures than traditional high-power amplifiers, resulting in lower energy consumption, increased reliability and longer durable lives. Prime power usage is typically 25 percent to 70 percent lower than in traditional, non-linearized TWTAs. In addition, CPI's SuperLinear amplifiers are usually twice as efficient as most solid-state power amplifiers.

"Helping our satellite communications customers to reduce their energy consumption and long-term costs by providing incredibly efficient and reliable high-power amplifier technology has long been a priority for CPI," said Andy Tafler, president of CPI's Satcom Division. "The proven efficiency and lower lifetime costs of CPI's high-power amplifiers, coupled with our commitment to industry-leading, global customer support, make CPI the clear choice for environmentally conscious customers."

For more information about the characteristics and benefits of CPI's SuperLinear TWTAs, please visit the Featured Products and News section of

About Communications & Power Industries LLC

Communications & Power Industries LLC, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a subsidiary of CPI International Holding Corp. and CPI International, Inc. and a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications. Communications & Power Industries LLC develops, manufactures and distributes products used to generate, amplify, transmit and receive high-power/high-frequency microwave and radio frequency signals and/or provide power and control for various applications. End-use applications of these systems include the transmission of radar signals for navigation and location; transmission of deception signals for electronic countermeasures; transmission and amplification of voice, data and video signals for broadcasting, Internet and other types of commercial and military communications; providing power and control for medical diagnostic imaging; and generating microwave energy for radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer and for various industrial and scientific applications.

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Amanda Mogin, Communications & Power Industries, investor relations, 650.846.3998,