Harris Corp. released its financial results for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2009 last week and revealed that revenue in its Broadcast Communications business was down 17 percent.
Harris said revenue was down in both U.S. and international sectors "primarily as a result of declining sales in Infrastructure and Networking Solutions where the impact of the global market softness was most significant."
Transmission system sales were "modestly lower" as a result of weakness in the global radio market. Harris Corp.'s total revenue increased in the quarter to $114 million, compared with $108 million in the third quarter of FY2008.
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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.