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ASC Signal

ASC Signal Corporation was part of Communication & Power Industries, Inc. (CPI) and was a multinational manufacturer of high-performance, highly-engineered satellite Earth station, radar and HF antenna systems. ASC Signal customers included international broadcasters and Fortune 500 companies, as well as military and government organizations. ASC Signal was leader through design innovation that capitalizes on a more than 40-year heritage of engineering creativity and excellence.

In 2020 CPI sold the ASC Signal Antenna division to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. CPI had acquired GDSatcom Technologies in 2019, but the U.S. Justice Department required CPI to divest its ASC Signal Division since there would be a monopoly on the antenna business in the USA.


Company History

Roots go back to 1937, when Victor J. ‘Doc’ Andrew founded a company near Midway Airport inn Chicago that made radio-broadcasting equipment. During World War II, the company broadened its product line, manufacturing communications gear and cable for the military. After the war, Andrew made antennas, cables, and connectors.

In 2007 CommScope, Inc. acquired Andrew Corporation in a 2.6 billion USD deal. Through its new Andrew brand, CommScope became a global leader in radio frequency subsystem solutions for wireless networks.

In January 2008 CommScope, Inc, completed the sale of its Satellite Communications business to Resilience Capital Partners, a US-based private equity firm.

The former Andrew Satellite Communications business would operate as a newly formed, independent company called ASC Signal Corporation. The new company continued operations from their major facilities in the USA, Canada, the UK and Germany and select regional locations around the globe. Its headquarters would remain in Garner, North Carolina.

In 2009 Resilience sold the DTH and VSAT division and all assets of ASC Signal Corporation to Satellite Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of The Edgewater Funds and Granahan McCourt Capital. The sale included the manufacturing operations in North Carolina, USA and engineering offices in the UK and Germany, ASC Signal’s Chinese electronics manufacturing entity, ASC PRC, as well as their RF electronics business, Skyware Radio Systems, GmbH. (a unit formerly owned by Philips Electronics).

On September 17th, 2015 ASC Signal Corporation was acquired by CPI, Inc., owner of MCL and Codan. It was operating as a separate entity under the CPI umbrella, when the ASC Signal Antenna Division was merged with CPI’s Malibu Division in June 2017, to form CPI Antenna Systems Division.

In 2020 CPI sold the ASC Signal Antenna division to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. CPI had acquired GDSatcom Technologies in 2019, but the U.S. Justice Department required CPI to divest its ASC Signal Division since there would be a monopoly on the antenna business in the USA.


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