Comtech and Radyne signed a merger agreement this week, which will result in Comtech acquiring Radyne in an all-cash transaction. Both companies manufacture products used by broadcasters. Comtech is manufacturing microwave equipment for Nucomm and Radyne’s Tiernan division supplies DTV encoding, decoding and satellite equipment used by broadcasters.
Comtech’s Web site has details on the merger.
“We intend to maintain a sharp focus on our customers’ needs as we integrate Radyne’s business into Comtech,” said Myron Wagner, CEO of Radyne and Fred Kornberg, president and CEO of Comtech in a joint statement. “We plan no interruptions in any scheduled or committed rollouts from either company, and we intend to continue to support all existing Comtech and Radyne products and services. We anticipate honoring all existing agreements with customers, VARs, distributors, OEMs and other strategic partners.”
The press release announcing the merger said it would position “Comtech as a leader in the satellite earth station traveling wave tube amplifier market and expands Comtech’s existing solid-state power amplifier market product portfolio.”
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Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.