ViaSat-1 Named Winner in Telecommunications Category for TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Awards

ViaSat-1 Named Winner in Telecommunications Category for TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Awards

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has been named the winner in the Telecommunications category for the American Technology Awards, which bestows the only “Best Of” awards recognizing all technology products and services for the technology industry. ViaSat won the award for the innovative design of its high-capacity satellite system, featuring the ViaSat-1 satellite. Nominations were vetted by industry experts and technology companies. Known as “The Termans,” these awards are named after Frederick Terman, who is widely credited as being the father of Silicon Valley.



“We’d like to thank the panel of experts for recognizing the true potential of our new satellite architecture to transform the performance of satellite communications and lift our industry to a more competitive position in telecommunications,” said Mark Dankberg, chairman and CEO of ViaSat. “I’d also like to congratulate our CTO Mark Miller, the chief architect of the system, and all the ViaSat employees who’ve contributed to its development.”

The winners were announced on June 15 at TechAmerica Foundation’s ninth annual Technology and Government Dinner, which gathered hundreds of industry, congressional, and government leaders to celebrate the partnership between industry and government.

“We had a lot of nominations for these prestigious awards, and we congratulate ViaSat for its winning achievement, as it continues to influence technology development throughout the world,” said Senator Bob Bennett, chairman for TechAmerica Foundation.

The American Technology Awards were presented for each of following segments of the technology industry: Aerospace and Defense; Clean Tech/Green Tech/Smart Grid; Cloud Computing/Software as a Service; Computers and Peripherals; Consumer Electronics; Cyber Security and Authentication; Electronic Components; Internet Services; Measurement and Control Instruments; Medical Devices; Server & Storage Technology; Software; Technology Consulting; Technology Services; and Telecommunications. Additional award categories include: Breakthrough Technology; Corporate Leadership; and Government Technology Executive of the Year.

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ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to virtually any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. and allied governments; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; and owns WildBlue, the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service provider. ViaSat also offers design capabilities and a number of complementary products including monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression, and mobile satellite antenna systems. Based in Carlsbad, Calif., ViaSat has established a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.

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