ECOC 2023: Teledyne LeCroy acquires Xena Networks

Oct. 5, 2023
The purchase will add Terabit Ethernet traffic generation and network emulation to its protocol test portfolio.

Teledyne Technologies has entered into an agreement to acquire Xena Networks ApS, adding Terabit Ethernet traffic generation to its testing portfolio.

Copenhagen, Denmark-based Xena provides high-speed Terabit Ethernet validation, quality assurance, and production test solutions.

Teledyne’s move is centered on capitalizing on the growth of Artificial intelligence and machine learning, high-performance computing and 5G. These technologies, which require higher data transmission speeds, have fueled the need for new testing platforms to test Terabit Ethernet components.

The same network equipment manufacturers today use Teledyne LeCroy's network protocol analysis and error injection tools also require high-performance Ethernet traffic generation and network emulation test tools to validate product designs. Xena Networks test tools offer in-depth Ethernet link training and auto-negotiation test capabilities, which next-generation Terabit Ethernet products need to achieve expected performance.

Teledyne sees the Xena acquisition to expand its Ethernet testing capabilities. "The Xena Networks acquisition will further establish our leadership in the protocol test market, extending our reach to Ethernet system validation engineers, quality assurance labs, and production lines for test, evaluation, and acceptance of Ethernet components and systems," said Robert Mehrabian, Chairman, President, and CEO of Teledyne.

He added that the Xena acquisition builds on its earlier acquisition of LeCroy. "The acquisition of LeCroy in 2012 provided a healthy and growing portfolio of protocol test businesses focused on PCI Express, USB, and storage and networking technologies,” Mehrabian said. “Since then, we expanded Teledyne LeCroy's protocol test business with multiple acquisitions, including Quantum Data (for video), Frontline (for Bluetooth and WiFi) and OakGate (for storage devices test solutions). Xena Networks will be a powerful addition to this strong and growing protocol test portfolio."

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