Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mar 06, 2015 - Applications include high-speed secure networking and space-hardened high-bandwidth communications

CARLSBAD, Calif. – ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), an innovator in satellite and cybersecurity systems and services, has expanded its capabilities in high-speed, low-power secure space-based ASIC and FPGA microprocessor design with the acquisition of the product and technology portfolio of EAI Design Services LLC.

EAI Design developed a family of IP cores and stand-alone encryption products for high-speed networking to 100 Gbps that extend boundary protection for data centers and corporate wide area networks. These technologies are implemented in very small, low-power ASICs as well as cost-effective space hardened-by-design ASICs and FPGAs. The staff of EAI Design has joined ViaSat, with founder Emil Isaakian leading the immediate integration of the technologies into ViaSat products, systems, and services.

The rapid prototyping expertise and 100 Gbps technology from EAI Design will accelerate the deployment of higher-speed trusted platforms, particularly for commercial applications.

"In the past couple of years, we've been expanding our cybersecurity portfolio to use the latest networking and cyber sensing technologies, and to support the increasing demand for more bandwidth," said Jerry Goodwin, VP of Secure Network Systems at ViaSat. "We've also been working closely with electric utilities to develop large-scale, distributed cyber sensing architectures to secure the electrical grid and other machine-to-machine projects. These low-power, high-performance security technologies will help us protect data and networks in the evolving internet of everything."

"ViaSat's leadership in high-capacity satellite is an area we're particularly excited about, especially as it deploys more networks and governments begin to realize the full market potential," said Emil Isaakian. "We're looking forward to exploring how we can apply our high-speed, space-hardened designs to future satellites."

About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)

ViaSat creates satellite and other wireless networking systems that efficiently deliver the most bandwidth for fast, secure, and high-performance communications to any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military. The company offers Exede® services in North America; worldwide mobile satellite services, including global tracking and messaging as well as high-speed in-flight internet; satellite broadband networking systems; Wi-Fi and other hotspot operations, support, and management systems; network-centric military communication systems for the U.S. and allied governments; and cybersecurity. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 3,300 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.

SOURCE ViaSat Inc.

CONTACT: Heather Ferrante, ViaSat Inc., 760-476-2422, heather.ferrante@viasat.com

Web Site: http://www.viasat.com

ViaSat, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA

Original Press Release

ViaSat Expands High-Speed Networking Security Portfolio with Acquisition of EAI Design Services

Press release date: Mar 03, 2015

Applications include high-speed secure networking and space-hardened high-bandwidth communications

CARLSBAD, Calif. – ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), an innovator in satellite and cybersecurity systems and services, has expanded its capabilities in high-speed, low-power secure space-based ASIC and FPGA microprocessor design with the acquisition of the product and technology portfolio of EAI Design Services LLC.

EAI Design developed a family of IP cores and stand-alone encryption products for high-speed networking to 100 Gbps that extend boundary protection for data centers and corporate wide area networks. These technologies are implemented in very small, low-power ASICs as well as cost-effective space hardened-by-design ASICs and FPGAs. The staff of EAI Design has joined ViaSat, with founder Emil Isaakian leading the immediate integration of the technologies into ViaSat products, systems, and services.

The rapid prototyping expertise and 100 Gbps technology from EAI Design will accelerate the deployment of higher-speed trusted platforms, particularly for commercial applications.

"In the past couple of years, we've been expanding our cybersecurity portfolio to use the latest networking and cyber sensing technologies, and to support the increasing demand for more bandwidth," said Jerry Goodwin, VP of Secure Network Systems at ViaSat. "We've also been working closely with electric utilities to develop large-scale, distributed cyber sensing architectures to secure the electrical grid and other machine-to-machine projects. These low-power, high-performance security technologies will help us protect data and networks in the evolving internet of everything."

"ViaSat's leadership in high-capacity satellite is an area we're particularly excited about, especially as it deploys more networks and governments begin to realize the full market potential," said Emil Isaakian. "We're looking forward to exploring how we can apply our high-speed, space-hardened designs to future satellites."

About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)

ViaSat creates satellite and other wireless networking systems that efficiently deliver the most bandwidth for fast, secure, and high-performance communications to any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military. The company offers Exede® services in North America; worldwide mobile satellite services, including global tracking and messaging as well as high-speed in-flight internet; satellite broadband networking systems; Wi-Fi and other hotspot operations, support, and management systems; network-centric military communication systems for the U.S. and allied governments; and cybersecurity. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 3,300 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.

SOURCE ViaSat Inc.

CONTACT: Heather Ferrante, ViaSat Inc., 760-476-2422, heather.ferrante@viasat.com

Web Site: http://www.viasat.com