Comtech Xicom Technology received a $7.5 million follow-on order for GaN solid-state power amplifiers (SSPA) that will be used for commercial airborne, in-flight connectivity. Comtech's GaN SSPAs will help to enable high speed satellite connectivity for both airlines and travelers around the world. The order will be shipped during the company's fiscal 2018 year (August 2017 through July 2018).

Comtech Xicom Technology, based in Santa Clara, California, is a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. and part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment.

Fred Kornberg, president and chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications, said, "We are pleased to receive this follow-on order for the commercial airborne market, and continue to ramp up our manufacturing capacity in response to growing demand. As airlines move to offer higher speed satellite-based connectivity, we foresee continued growth in this area."