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Tektronix acquires Picosecond Pulse Labs
Test and measurement solutions provider Tektronix, has acquired privately-held Picosecond Pulse Labs, based in Boulder, Colorado.
The move is intended to strengthen the Tektronix portfolio in the growing market for test equipment to support 100G/400G optical data communications research and development. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. "Picosecond Pulse Labs has a long history of designing and manufacturing cutting-edge instrumentation and brings a particular focus on the high-speed optical test market with its new 32 Gb/s error detectors and pattern generators," said Amir Aghdaei, president of Tektronix. "When combined with our high-speed oscilloscopes and other product offerings, Picosecond will further strengthen our portfolio of solutions in the critical 100G/400G data communications segment." “Staying powered is the number one concern for mobile consumers, and the data shows that wireless power resolves this at home, in the car and while refreshing at popular coffee shops and restaurants,” said Ran Poliakine, CEO of Powermat Technologies. “The next stage is to deliver this technology to OEMs and through them to consumers at scale, and this is exactly what our partnership with Flextronics promises to do. There is no one better placed to migrate the world’s mobile chargers from wired to wireless!”