US Monolithics Wins $1.6 Million in Contracts to Continue Ka- and Q-Band SSPA Development

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US Monolithics, a ViaSat company, has received two awards from MIT Lincoln Laboratory to continue development of compact Ka- and Q-band solid state power amplifiers (SSPAs). The SSPAs are designed to help increase communication data rates across several military communication programs. The awards provide funding for additional steps in the US Monolithics technology improvement roadmap for Ka/Q-band Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) and SSPAs. The total value of the two awards is $1.6 million plus options.

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U.S. Monolithics, based in Gilbert, Arizona, is a wholly owned subsidiary of ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT). The company produces custom microwave technology for high frequency communications in commercial, military, and space applications. Products and technologies include monolithic semiconductor design, millimeter wave MMICs, high power transceivers, high levels of functional integration, high-frequency packaging, and design for low-cost manufacturing. Capabilities cover the full range of frequencies from L- to W-band and one-time unique products as well as cost-effective high volume production.

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Portions of this release, particularly statements about the performance and deliveries of US Monolithics products and technology, may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the telecommunications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at, including without limitation, ViaSat's annual reports on Form 10-K and ViaSat's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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