Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

July 27, 2011

Tektronix Announces Acquisition of Optametra

Tektronix (News - Alert), Inc., a premier supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products and solutions, has successfully completed the acquisition of Optametra, LLC. The details of the transaction have not yet been disclosed.

Optametra, LLC, founded in 2007, is a privately held company dedicated to developing instrumentation that enables customers to develop, manufacture, install, and monitor complex modulation transceivers.

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 most relevant information display, most relevant modulation formats, and widest linewidth tolerance are provided by the Optametra Signal Analysis Suite.

The company is also a pioneer in coherent tests, and continues to lead with products and customer support in the R&D and manufacturing spaces.

"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, in a press release.

The combination of Optametra with Tektronix’s next generation of performance oscilloscopes will help Tektronix to address this market with a robust solution for its customers.

This will also strengthen the company’s position in Communications and Optical, helping it build its 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."

In related news, Tektronix has added significant new reporting capabilities to its award-winning Sentrydigital content monitor which is used by leading cable television operators to improve the quality of their video services.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

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