The Inet deal was worth $325 million and gave Tektronix a position in the increasingly important IP network monitoring market. Tektronix has now paid an undisclosed sum to get interconnect analysis software tool firm TDA Systems, whose technology is used by electronic component development firms such as Fujitsu, Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC), and Infineon Technologies AG (NYSE/Frankfurt: IFX).
The two companies were already partners, and they agree that the integration of TDA's analysis tools with Tektronix's sampling oscilloscopes can help developers diagnose and fix signal impairment problems more quickly.
Tektronix, which will release its fourth-quarter results after the close of the stock markets today, saw its share price dip slightly, by 13 cents, less than 1 percent, to $24.36.
While this is, by Tektronix's own admission, a small deal, it is yet another example of consolidation in the test market, and follows quickly on the heels of JDS Uniphase Corp.'s (Nasdaq: JDSU; Toronto: JDU) move for Acterna Corp. (see JDSU Buys Into Testy Market, NetHawk Plucks VOIP Tester, and Empirix Snaps Up CT Labs).
But it's not just M&A news that's coming from the test sector. Here's a roundup of some of the sector's latest product and business news:
- Spirent Latest to Tackle Video Test
- Acterna Puts Video to the Test
- Net-O2 Targets Triple-Play Testers
- Acterna Uses Telchemy VOIP Tester
- Empirix Unveils Hammer Suite
- Tektronix Intros New TDR Hand Probe
- ETSI Touts Testing Language
- Navtel Announces PacketCable Tester
- Amdocs, HP, Sun Test Software
- Shenick Launches IPTV Tester
- Anritsu Intros Jitter Test
- Acterna Spews News at Supercomm
- Agilent Tests Triple Play
- Sunrise Unveils Optical Tester
- IneoQuest Spews Video Test News
- EXFO Goes 10-GigE