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California Amplifier Names Patrick Hutchins Vice President of Operations

Camarillo, CA - August 21, 2001 -- California Amplifier Inc. (Nasdaq: CAMP) today named Patrick Hutchins (38) as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Hutchins has extensive experience in manufacturing operations and most recently served as President of Chloride Systems, a division of Genlyte Thomas Group LLC. Chloride Systems is a major international supplier of emergency lighting and uninterruptible power supplies.


Earlier in his career, Mr. Hutchins has served as Operations Manager, Quality Assurance Manager and in Quality Engineering for both Chloride and Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Carolina at Wilmington.

"We are excited to add Pat's expertise to our team," said Fred Sturm, Chief Executive Officer. "He has a strong background in manufacturing operations and we look forward to working with him in achieving our company's objectives."

California Amplifier designs, markets and manufactures a broad line of integrated microwave fixed point solutions used primarily in conjunction with satellite video and terrestrial broadband applications. The Company's wireless access business unit designs and markets integrated reception and two-way transmission fixed wireless solutions for video, voice, data, telephony and networking applications. The satellite business unit designs and markets reception components for the worldwide DBS television market as well as a full line of consumer and commercial products for video and data reception. California Amplifier is an ISO 9001 certified Company. For additional information, visit California Amplifier's web site at

Forward looking statements in this press release which include, without limitation, statements relating to the Company's plans, strategies, objectives, expectations, intentions, projections and other information regarding future performance, are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "believes," "anticipates," "expects," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and financial performance and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, product demand, market growth, new competition, competitive pricing and continued pricing declines in the DBS market, supplier constraints, manufacturing yields, meeting demand with multiple facilities, timing and market acceptance of new product introductions, new technologies, and other risks and uncertainties that are detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be obtained from the Company upon request. Such risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For more information, contact:
Greg Dare Manager, Marketing Communications
California Amplifier, Inc.
(805) 987-9000

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