July 26, 2011

Tektronix Acquires Optametra, Inc.


BEAVERTON, OR – Tektronix, Inc., a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products and solutions, announced the acquisition of Optametra, LLC. The details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2007, Optametra is focused on coherent test for 100G and beyond. Optametra launched its 40G Coherent Lightwave Signal Analyzer in March 2009 and followed up with a 100G later that same year. The company is a pioneer in coherent test, and continues to lead with products and customer support in the R&D and manufacturing spaces. The Optametra Signal Analysis Suite offers the most relevant information display, most relevant modulation formats, and widest linewidth tolerance.

“The emergence of coherent optical standards is creating a technology shift in the Communications market and new testing challenges are emerging,” said Amir Aghdaei, President of Tektronix.  “Combining Optametra with our next generation of performance oscilloscopes enables us to address this market with a robust solution for our customers. It strengthens our position in Communications and Optical, building our portfolio along with Sampling Scopes and BERTScopes.”

“We’re excited to be joining Tektronix,” said Robert Marsland, President and co-founder of Optametra.  “We see great opportunity in addressing these emerging challenges, and being part of Tektronix will enable us to grow.”

About Tektronix
For more than sixty years, engineers have turned to Tektronix for test, measurement and monitoring solutions to solve design challenges, improve productivity and dramatically reduce time to market. Tektronix is a leading supplier of test instrumentation for engineers focused on electronic design, manufacturing, and advanced technology development. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix serves customers worldwide and offers award-winning service and support. Stay on the leading edge at www.tektronix.com.

About Optametra, Inc.
Optametra, LLC is a privately held company dedicated to developing instrumentation that enables customers to develop, manufacture, install, and monitor complex modulation transceivers. Optametra: complex measurements made simple.