Tektronix Buys Advent-Backed SyntheSys Research

Tektronix Inc. has acquired SyntheSys Research Inc., a Menlo Park, Calif.-base maker of high-speed signal integrity test and measurement instrumentation. No financial terms were disclosed. SyntheSys had raised over $18 million in private funding from Advent International.


Tektronix, Inc., a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products and solutions, today completed the acquisition of SyntheSys Research, Inc. The details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1989, SyntheSys Research, Inc., innovator of the award-winning BERTScope(TM), is a privately held corporation located in Menlo Park, California. SyntheSys develops and manufactures high-speed signal integrity test and measurement instrumentation for the computer, storage and communications industries.

“The acquisition of SyntheSys Research, Inc. brings to Tektronix a strong team that has delivered leading innovation with the BERTScope,” said Brian Reich, General Manager of Performance Oscilloscopes for Tektronix. “The combination of SyntheSys and Tektronix accelerates our ability to provide leading full product solutions for both transmitter and receiver high-speed serial test.”

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