Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and products, has successfully completed its previously-announced agreement to acquire Skyware Radio Systems GmbH of Krefeld, Germany, a producer of state-of-the-art electronic products for broadband satellite communications networks.

Skyware and its approximately 40 employees--located in Krefeld, Germany, and Stockport, England--now are part of Andrew's Satellite Communications Group, which had sales of $140 million in fiscal 2005. Andrew paid approximately $9 million in cash, with additional cash consideration possible if certain financial performance goals are reached over a two-year period.

The addition of Skyware's microwave interactive low noise block (iLNB) and transceiver modules to Andrew's current direct broadcast satellite (DBS) and very small aperture terminal (VSAT) antenna product lines will make Andrew the first manufacturer to produce a comprehensive range of integrated outdoor unit (ODU) antennas for satellite broadband access. iLNBs convert and amplify radio signals, such as television remote control commands from a subscriber back to a satellite service provider.

"Skyware's capabilities are a perfect match with Andrew's existing antenna products, global customer reach, and manufacturing and sourcing capabilities," said Jude Panetta, group president, Satellite Communications, Andrew Corporation. "Our new ability to add transceiver electronics to our VSAT antenna products will meet satellite broadband providers' needs for integrated systems that are easy and fast to order, install, and support. This enables us to emulate the total solution strategy successfully deployed by Andrew to serve the wireless infrastructure markets."

Andrew's Satellite Communications Group provides a complete line of antennas from 43 centimeters to 11.5 meters for all enterprise, government, and consumer satellite communication applications. Andrew-designed and -built products--which cover C, Ku, K, X, and the emerging Ka band--include type approved earth station antenna hubs and gateways for broadband and broadcast, VSAT broadband antennas for consumer and enterprise customers, DBS antennas for home satellite broadcast systems, and complete installation and testing services.

About Andrew Corporation

Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) designs, manufactures, and delivers innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (, headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

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