October 6, 2008

Wavestream’s Matchbox Line Of Ku-Band High-Power Amplifiers to Be Showcased At the 2008 China-Satellite Conference in Beijing

SAN DIMAS, Calif. and BEIJING, Oct. 6, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wavestream Corporation (www.wavestream.com), a manufacturer of compact, highly efficient solid-state power amplifiers, today announced that its Distributor-Partner in The People's Republic of China, Beijing Sat Trac Telecommunications, will showcase Wavestream's Matchbox line of Ku-band Solid-State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) with integrated Block Upconverters (BUCs) at the 2008 China-Satellite Conference, to be held October 20-23 at the Hotel Nikko in Beijing.

Just over a year ago, Wavestream first unveiled its Matchbox line of SSPAs with integrated BUCs in the U.S. Aptly named "Matchbox" for their small size and weight, these amplifiers pack up to 40 Watts of Ku-band power and 12 Watts of Ka-band power into a 9.8- by 5.4- by 4.4-inch package that weighs just nine pounds. The Matchbox line also includes a unit producing 80 Watts of Ku-band power and a unit producing 25 Watts of Ka-band power in an 8- by 5- by 15-inch package weighing less than 25 pounds.

Wavestream obtained Type Approval from the People's Republic of China for its 16-, 25-, and 40-Watt Ku-Band Matchbox products this past June, marking a major milestone for the Company as it enables Wavestream to sell a variety of its Ku-Band products in China. The 2008 China-Satellite Conference in Beijing later this month will be the first show of its kind to include the Wavestream product line since the Company obtained this important certification.

"We are pleased that Beijing Sat Trac Telecommunications will be showcasing our Matchbox line of Ku-band Amplifiers during the China-Satellite Conference, which is in its tenth year," said Chris Branscum, CEO of Wavestream. "Since this annual conference draws top government officials, and leaders from government institutions and corporations as well as global companies, we believe that it is an ideal venue for demonstrating the benefits of our SSPA and BUC solutions."

About Wavestream Corporation

Wavestream develops and produces high-power solid-state amplifiers that meet the needs of today's communications systems. Wavestream's proprietary spatial power combining technologies require substantially less semiconductor content than traditional technologies to produce equivalent output power. The lower semiconductor content drives lower weight, smaller size, greater efficiency and lower cost. Wavestream offers industry-leading Ka-band, uplink C-band, tropo C-band and Ku-band SSPAs or BUCs for satellite uplink and tropo-scatter communications. Wavestream brings solid-state solutions to mission critical commercial, defense and homeland security systems.

For more information, please visit the company's web site at www.wavestream.com.

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