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This excerpt taken from the PWAV 10-K filed Mar 2, 2009.

Competition

The wireless communications infrastructure equipment industry is extremely competitive and is characterized by rapid technological change, new product development, rapid product obsolescence, evolving industry standards and significant price erosion over the life of a product. Our products compete on the basis of the following key characteristics: performance, functionality, reliability, pricing, quality, designs that can be efficiently manufactured in large volumes, time-to-market delivery capabilities and compliance with industry standards. While we believe that we compete favorably with respect to the foregoing characteristics, there can be no assurance that we will be able to continue to do so.

Our current competitors include CommScope, Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc., Japan Radio Co., Ltd., Kathrein-Werke KG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Radio Frequency Systems. We also compete with a number of other foreign and privately held companies throughout the world, subsidiaries of certain multinational corporations and, more importantly, the captive design and manufacturing operations within certain leading wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia Siemens, Nortel and Samsung. Some competitors have significantly greater financial, technical, manufacturing, sales, marketing and other resources than us and have achieved greater name recognition for their existing products and technologies than we have. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to successfully increase our market penetration or our overall share of the wireless communication infrastructure equipment marketplace. Our results of operations could be adversely impacted if we are unable to effectively increase our share of the marketplace.

Our success depends in large part upon the rate at which wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers incorporate our products into their systems. We believe that a substantial portion of the present worldwide production of various infrastructure components is captive within the internal manufacturing operations of a small number of leading wireless infrastructure manufacturers such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia Siemens and Samsung. In addition, most large wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers maintain internal design capabilities that may compete directly with our products and our own designs. Many of our customers internally design and/or manufacture their own components rather than purchase them from third-party vendors such as Powerwave. Many of our customers also continuously evaluate whether to manufacture their own components

 

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or whether to utilize contract manufacturers to produce their own internal designs. Certain of our customers regularly produce or design products in an attempt to replace products sold by us. We believe that this practice will continue. In the event that a customer manufactures or designs their own products, such customer could reduce or eliminate their purchase of our products, which would result in reduced revenues and would adversely impact our results of operations and liquidity. Wireless infrastructure equipment manufacturers with internal manufacturing capabilities, including many of our customers, could also sell such products externally to other manufacturers, thereby competing directly with us. One example of this is Alcatel-Lucent, which owns Radio Frequency Systems. If, for any reason, our customers decide to produce their products internally, increase the percentage of their internal production, require us to participate in joint venture manufacturing with them or compete directly against us, our revenues would decrease which would adversely impact our results of operations.

We have experienced significant price competition as well as price erosion and we expect price competition in the sale of our products to increase. No assurance can be given that our competitors will not develop new technologies or enhancements to existing products or introduce new products that will offer superior price or performance features. We expect our competitors to offer new and existing products at prices necessary to gain or retain market share. Certain of our competitors have substantial financial resources which may enable them to withstand sustained price competition or a market downturn better than us. In addition, many of our customers will continue to demand price reductions. If we cannot reduce the cost of our products or dissuade our customers from requiring price reductions, our business and results of operations will be adversely impacted. There can be no assurance that we will be able to compete successfully in the pricing of our products, or otherwise, in the future.

These excerpts taken from the PWAV 10-K filed Feb 28, 2008.

Competition

The wireless communications infrastructure equipment industry is extremely competitive and is characterized by rapid technological change, new product development, rapid product obsolescence, evolving industry standards and significant price erosion over the life of a product. Our products compete on the basis of the following key characteristics: performance, functionality, reliability, pricing, quality, designs that can be efficiently manufactured in large volumes, time-to-market delivery capabilities and compliance with industry standards. While we believe that we compete favorably with respect to the foregoing characteristics, there can be no assurance that we will be able to continue to do so.

Our current competitors include CommScope, Inc., Comba Telecom, Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc., Japan Radio Co., Ltd., Kathrein-Werke KG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Radio Frequency Systems. We also compete with a number of other foreign and privately held companies throughout the world, subsidiaries of certain multinational corporations and, more importantly, the captive design and manufacturing operations within certain leading wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia Siemens, Nortel and Samsung. Some competitors have significantly greater financial, technical, manufacturing, sales, marketing and other resources than Powerwave and have achieved greater name recognition for their existing products and technologies than we have. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to successfully increase our market penetration or our overall share of the wireless communication infrastructure equipment marketplace. Our results of operations could be adversely impacted if we are unable to effectively increase our share of the marketplace.

Our success depends in large part upon the rate at which wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers incorporate our products into their systems. We believe that a substantial portion of the present worldwide production of various infrastructure components is captive within the internal manufacturing operations of a small number of leading wireless infrastructure manufacturers such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia Siemens and Samsung. In addition, most large wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers maintain internal design capabilities that may compete directly with our products and our own designs. Many of our customers internally design and/or manufacture their own components rather than purchase them from third-party vendors such as Powerwave. Many of our customers also continuously evaluate whether to

 

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manufacture their own components or whether to utilize contract manufacturers to produce their own internal designs. Certain of our customers regularly produce or design products in an attempt to replace products sold by us. We believe that this practice will continue. In the event that a customer manufactures or designs their own products, such customer could reduce or eliminate their purchase of our products, which would result in reduced revenues and would adversely impact our results of operations and liquidity. Wireless infrastructure equipment manufacturers with internal manufacturing capabilities, including many of our customers, could also sell such products externally to other manufacturers, thereby competing directly with us. One example of this is Alcatel-Lucent, which owns Radio Frequency Systems. If, for any reason, our customers decide to produce their products internally, increase the percentage of their internal production, require us to participate in joint venture manufacturing with them or compete directly against us, our revenues would decrease which would adversely impact our results of operations.

We have experienced significant price competition as well as price erosion and we expect price competition in the sale of our products to increase. No assurance can be given that our competitors will not develop new technologies or enhancements to existing products or introduce new products that will offer superior price or performance features. We expect our competitors to offer new and existing products at prices necessary to gain or retain market share. Certain of our competitors have substantial financial resources which may enable them to withstand sustained price competition or a market downturn better than us. In addition, many of our customers will continue to demand price reductions. If we cannot reduce the cost of our products or convince our customers to not require price reductions, our business and results of operations will be adversely impacted. There can be no assurance that we will be able to compete successfully in the pricing of our products, or otherwise, in the future.

Competition

The wireless communications
infrastructure equipment industry is extremely competitive and is characterized by rapid technological change, new product development, rapid product obsolescence, evolving industry standards and significant price erosion over the life of a product.
Our products compete on the basis of the following key characteristics: performance, functionality, reliability, pricing, quality, designs that can be efficiently manufactured in large volumes, time-to-market delivery capabilities and compliance
with industry standards. While we believe that we compete favorably with respect to the foregoing characteristics, there can be no assurance that we will be able to continue to do so.

STYLE="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">Our current competitors include CommScope, Inc., Comba Telecom, Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc., Japan Radio Co., Ltd., Kathrein-Werke KG,
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Radio Frequency Systems. We also compete with a number of other foreign and privately held companies throughout the world, subsidiaries of certain multinational corporations and, more importantly, the captive
design and manufacturing operations within certain leading wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia Siemens, Nortel and Samsung. Some competitors have significantly greater
financial, technical, manufacturing, sales, marketing and other resources than Powerwave and have achieved greater name recognition for their existing products and technologies than we have. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to successfully
increase our market penetration or our overall share of the wireless communication infrastructure equipment marketplace. Our results of operations could be adversely impacted if we are unable to effectively increase our share of the marketplace.

Our success depends in large part upon the rate at which wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers incorporate our products
into their systems. We believe that a substantial portion of the present worldwide production of various infrastructure components is captive within the internal manufacturing operations of a small number of leading wireless infrastructure
manufacturers such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia Siemens and Samsung. In addition, most large wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers maintain internal design capabilities that may compete directly with our
products and our own designs. Many of our customers internally design and/or manufacture their own components rather than purchase them from third-party vendors such as Powerwave. Many of our customers also continuously evaluate whether to

 


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manufacture their own components or whether to utilize contract manufacturers to produce their own internal designs. Certain of our customers regularly
produce or design products in an attempt to replace products sold by us. We believe that this practice will continue. In the event that a customer manufactures or designs their own products, such customer could reduce or eliminate their purchase of
our products, which would result in reduced revenues and would adversely impact our results of operations and liquidity. Wireless infrastructure equipment manufacturers with internal manufacturing capabilities, including many of our customers, could
also sell such products externally to other manufacturers, thereby competing directly with us. One example of this is Alcatel-Lucent, which owns Radio Frequency Systems. If, for any reason, our customers decide to produce their products internally,
increase the percentage of their internal production, require us to participate in joint venture manufacturing with them or compete directly against us, our revenues would decrease which would adversely impact our results of operations.


We have experienced significant price competition as well as price erosion and we expect price competition in the sale of our products to increase. No
assurance can be given that our competitors will not develop new technologies or enhancements to existing products or introduce new products that will offer superior price or performance features. We expect our competitors to offer new and existing
products at prices necessary to gain or retain market share. Certain of our competitors have substantial financial resources which may enable them to withstand sustained price competition or a market downturn better than us. In addition, many of our
customers will continue to demand price reductions. If we cannot reduce the cost of our products or convince our customers to not require price reductions, our business and results of operations will be adversely impacted. There can be no assurance
that we will be able to compete successfully in the pricing of our products, or otherwise, in the future.

This excerpt taken from the PWAV 10-K filed Mar 6, 2007.

Competition

The wireless communications infrastructure equipment industry is extremely competitive and is characterized by rapid technological change, new product development, rapid product obsolescence, evolving industry standards and significant price erosion over the life of a product. Our products compete on the basis of the following key characteristics: performance, functionality, reliability, pricing, quality, designs that can be efficiently manufactured in large volumes, time-to-market delivery capabilities and compliance with industry standards. While we believe that we compete favorably with respect to the foregoing characteristics, there can be no assurance that we will be able to continue to do so.

 

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Our current competitors include Andrew Corporation, Comba Telecom, Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc., Japan Radio Co., Ltd., Kathrein-Werke KG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Radio Frequency Systems. We also compete with a number of other foreign and privately held companies throughout the world, subsidiaries of certain multinational corporations and, more importantly, the captive design and manufacturing operations within certain leading wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers such as Alcatel/Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia, Nortel and Samsung. Some competitors have significantly greater financial, technical, manufacturing, sales, marketing and other resources than Powerwave and have achieved greater name recognition for their existing products and technologies than we have. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to successfully increase our market penetration or our overall share of the wireless communication infrastructure equipment marketplace. Our results of operations could be adversely impacted if we are unable to effectively increase our share of the marketplace.

Our success depends in large part upon the rate at which wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers incorporate our products into their systems. We believe that a substantial portion of the present worldwide production of various infrastructure components is captive within the internal manufacturing operations of a small number of leading wireless infrastructure manufacturers such as Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia and Samsung. In addition, most large wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers maintain internal design capabilities that may compete directly with our products and our own designs. Many of our customers internally design and/or manufacture their own components rather than purchase them from third-party vendors such as Powerwave. Many of our customers also continuously evaluate whether to manufacture their own components or whether to utilize contract manufacturers to produce their own internal designs. Certain of our customers regularly produce or design products in an attempt to replace products sold by us. We believe that this practice will continue. In the event that a customer manufactures or designs their own products, such customer could reduce or eliminate their purchase of our products, which would result in reduced revenues and would adversely impact our results of operations and liquidity. Wireless infrastructure equipment manufacturers with internal manufacturing capabilities, including many of our customers, could also sell such products externally to other manufacturers, thereby competing directly with us. If, for any reason, our customers decide to produce their products internally, increase the percentage of their internal production, require us to participate in joint venture manufacturing with them or compete directly against us, our revenues would decrease which would adversely impact our results of operations.

We have experienced significant price competition and we expect price competition in the sale of our products to increase. No assurance can be given that our competitors will not develop new technologies or enhancements to existing products or introduce new products that will offer superior price or performance features. We expect our competitors to offer new and existing products at prices necessary to gain or retain market share. Certain of our competitors have substantial financial resources which may enable them to withstand sustained price competition or a market downturn better than us. There can be no assurance that we will be able to compete successfully in the pricing of our products, or otherwise, in the future.

This excerpt taken from the PWAV 10-K filed Mar 17, 2006.

Competition

The wireless communications infrastructure equipment industry is extremely competitive and is characterized by rapid technological change, new product development, rapid product obsolescence, evolving industry standards and significant price erosion over the life of a product. Our products compete on the basis of the following key characteristics: performance, functionality, reliability, pricing, quality, designs that can be efficiently manufactured in large volumes, time-to-market delivery capabilities and compliance with industry standards. While we believe that we compete favorably with respect to the foregoing characteristics, there can be no assurance that we will be able to continue to do so.

Our current competitors include Andrew Corporation, Comba Telecom, Filtronic PLC, Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc., Japan Radio Co., Ltd., Kathrein-Werke KG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Radio Frequency Systems. We also compete with a number of other foreign and privately held companies throughout the world, subsidiaries of certain multinational corporations and, more importantly, the captive design and manufacturing operations within certain leading wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers such as Ericsson, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia, Nortel and Samsung. Some competitors have significantly greater financial, technical, manufacturing, sales, marketing and other resources than Powerwave and have achieved greater name recognition for their existing products and technologies than we have. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to successfully increase our market penetration or our overall share of the wireless communication infrastructure equipment marketplace. Our results of operations could be adversely impacted if we are unable to effectively increase our share of the marketplace.

 

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Powerwave’s success depends in large part upon the rate at which wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers incorporate our products into their systems. We believe that a substantial portion of the present worldwide production of various infrastructure components is captive within the internal manufacturing operations of a small number of leading wireless infrastructure manufacturers such as Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia and Samsung. In addition, most large wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers maintain internal design capabilities that may compete directly with our products and our own designs. Many of our customers internally design and/or manufacture their own components rather than purchase them from third-party vendors such as Powerwave. Many of our customers also continuously evaluate whether to manufacture their own components or whether to utilize contract manufacturers to produce their own internal designs. Certain of our customers regularly produce or design products in an attempt to replace products sold by us. We believe that this practice will continue. In the event that a customer manufactures or designs their own products, such customer could reduce or eliminate their purchase of our products, which would result in reduced revenues and would adversely impact our results of operations and liquidity. Wireless infrastructure equipment manufacturers with internal manufacturing capabilities, including many of our customers, could also sell such products externally to other manufacturers, thereby competing directly with us. If, for any reason, our customers decide to produce their products internally, increase the percentage of their internal production, require us to participate in joint venture manufacturing with them or compete directly against us, our revenues would decrease which would adversely impact our results of operations.

We have experienced significant price competition and we expect price competition in the sale of our products to increase. No assurance can be given that our competitors will not develop new technologies or enhancements to existing products or introduce new products that will offer superior price or performance features. We expect our competitors to offer new and existing products at prices necessary to gain or retain market share. Certain of our competitors have substantial financial resources which may enable them to withstand sustained price competition or a market downturn better than us. There can be no assurance that we will be able to compete successfully in the pricing of our products, or otherwise, in the future.

This excerpt taken from the PWAV 10-K filed Mar 10, 2005.

Competition

 

The wireless communications infrastructure equipment industry is extremely competitive and is characterized by rapid technological change, new product development, rapid product obsolescence, evolving industry standards and significant price erosion over the life of a product. Our products compete on the basis of the following key characteristics: performance, functionality, reliability, pricing, quality, designs that can be efficiently manufactured in large volumes, time-to-market delivery capabilities and compliance with industry standards. While we believe that we compete favorably with respect to the foregoing characteristics, there can be no assurance that we will be able to continue to do so.

 

Our current competitors include Andrew Corporation, Filtronic PLC, Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc., Japan Radio Co., Ltd., Kathrein-Werke KG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Radio Frequency Systems and REMEC, Inc. We also compete with a number of other foreign and privately held companies throughout the world, the subsidiaries of certain multinational corporations and, more importantly, the captive design and manufacturing operations within certain leading wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers such as Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, Nortel and Samsung. Some competitors have significantly greater financial, technical, manufacturing, sales, marketing and other resources than Powerwave and have achieved greater name recognition for their existing products and technologies than we have. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to successfully increase our market penetration or our overall share of the wireless communication infrastructure equipment marketplace. Our results of operations could be adversely impacted if we are unable to effectively increase our share of the marketplace.

 

Powerwave’s success depends in large part upon the rate at which wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers incorporate our products into their systems. We believe that a substantial portion of the present worldwide production of radio frequency power amplifiers is captive within the internal manufacturing operations of a small number of leading wireless infrastructure manufacturers such as Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia and Samsung. In addition, most large wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers maintain internal amplifier design capabilities that may compete directly with our products and our own designs. Many of our customers internally design and/or manufacture their own radio frequency power amplifiers rather than purchase them from third-party vendors such as Powerwave. Many of our customers also continuously evaluate whether to manufacture their own radio frequency power amplifiers or whether to utilize contract manufacturers to produce their own internal designs. Certain of our customers regularly produce or design radio frequency power amplifiers in an attempt to replace products sold by us. We believe that this practice will continue. In the event that a customer manufactures or designs their own radio frequency power amplifiers, such customer could reduce or eliminate their purchase of our products, which would result in reduced revenues and would adversely impact our results of operations and liquidity. Wireless infrastructure equipment manufacturers with internal manufacturing capabilities, including many of our customers, could also sell radio frequency power amplifiers externally to other manufacturers, thereby competing directly with us. If, for any reason, our customers decide to produce their radio frequency power amplifiers internally, increase the percentage of their internal production, require us to participate in joint venture manufacturing with them or compete directly against us, our revenues would decrease which would adversely impact our results of operations.

 

We have experienced significant price competition and we expect price competition in the sale of our products to increase. No assurance can be given that our competitors will not develop new technologies or enhancements to

 

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existing products or introduce new products that will offer superior price or performance features. We expect our competitors to offer new and existing products at prices necessary to gain or retain market share. Certain of our competitors have substantial financial resources which may enable them to withstand sustained price competition or a market downturn better than us. There can be no assurance that we will be able to compete successfully in the pricing of our products, or otherwise, in the future.

 

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