CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1990
California Amplifier Inc., a Camarillo-based maker of home satellite dishes and other telecommunications products, reported a $536,000 loss for its fiscal third quarter, compared to a $228,000 profit a year earlier. The loss stemmed mainly from a $700,000 charge related to California Amplifier's decision to abandon the defense side of its industry and focus on commercial sales. The loss also came despite a 22% increase in the company's sales in the quarter ended Dec. 1, to $3.78 million from $3.
August 27, 1991 |
A Colorado businessman has made an unsolicited, $12.5-million takeover bid for California Amplifier Inc., a Camarillo maker of home-satellite dishes and other microwave telecommunications products that has been struggling to maintain profitability. Charles W. Ergen, who among other things heads Ecosphere Corp., an Englewood, Colo.-based distributor of satellite-television products, already owns 5.9% of California Amplifier's 4.
January 18, 2001 |
Struggling Internet retailer Checkout.com will announce today that its assets will be acquired by an Atlanta-based rival, a deal that essentially ends the new-media marriage between former Hollywood super-agent Michael Ovitz and supermarket tycoon Ron Burkle. Privately held Amplified Inc., which supplies hundreds of thousands of digital music tracks to Internet retailers and other customers' Web sites, will pay an undisclosed amount of stock for the bulk of Checkout's assets.