Tektronix signs agreement to acquire Profile Optische Systeme GmbH

March 20, 2002--Tektronix Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Profile Optische Systeme GmbH, a technology leader in optical component test and measurement.

Mar 25th, 2002

Tektronix Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Profile Optische Systeme GmbH, a technology leader in optical component test and measurement.

Profile will be integrated with Tektronix' optical business, expanding the company's portfolio of products focused on physical layer test and providing the technology building blocks for future optical network test solutions. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

"We are investing in optical communications as a key area for growth in the future," explains Rick Wills, chief executive officer and chairman, Tektronix. "Profile has the optical technology expertise and products that complement Tektronix' current optical test portfolio and will support enabling applications and emerging technologies in the years to come."

With the acquisition, Tektronix strengthens its position in key optical product areas, including polarization-related measurements and fixed wavelength sources. The acquired Profile products join a suite of Tektronix optical test products.

"In the past six months, we have announced several significant optical test products from Tektronix including the OTS9200 Series--the world's first fully digital optical jitter measurement tool, the CSA8000B--a communications signal analyzer with added capabilities that address 10-GbE metro networks, and the OTS9600--a new series of physical layer applications that set new performance benchmarks in accuracy, resolution and throughput for optical component manufacturing," contends Rick King, vice president, Optical Business.

For more information about Profile, visit the company's Web site at www.profile-optsys.com. Additional information about Tektronix Inc. (Beaverton, OR), may be found on its Web site at www.tektronix.com.

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