Tektronix has recently celebrated a milestone of 75 years, as the famed Oregon-grown company reflects upon its legacy as a technology pioneer and status as a current industry leader.
Credited with being “the seed that grew the Silicon Forest,” Tektronix was established in 1946 by C. Howard Vollum and Melvin J. Murdock with the creation of the world’s first time-base triggered oscilloscope.
“For the past 75 years, Tektronix has been at the forefront of the world’s greatest technological achievements, accelerating global advancements by empowering today’s leading engineers and engineering students,” says Tektronix President Tami Newcombe. “Our company is rooted in the forward-thinking mentality of a 75-year-old start-up, fueled by the same sense of curiosity and customer focus our founders celebrated.”
“We’re engineering for the future by reducing the time between inspiration and realization,” says Vice President of Engineering, Mehmet Aslan. “By breaking down the walls of complexity for engineers with our test and measurement solutions across the globe, we’re enabling innovators to do more, accelerating global innovation. Our customers rely on us more than ever to solve electrical design challenges, from power efficiency to compute speed, and dramatically reduce their time to market.”
In conjunction with its milestone anniversary, Tektronix has released several new products to market. An industry-first, the 6 Series B MSO mixed signal oscilloscope extended the company’s award-winning oscilloscope portfolio to 10 GHz and 50 GS/s sample rates enabling engineers to test ever-faster and smaller computing systems powering today’s digital world.
With advancements in the 5G and automotive industries, Tektronix also released an industry-first, the TekExpressTM multi-gigabit automotive ethernet compliance test solution, to meet the requirements of complex automotive designs.
Highly in-tune with its customer base of engineers, technicians and scientists, Tektronix is constantly innovating for the engineer, empowering them to create and realize technological advances with ever greater ease, speed and accuracy.
With a commitment to instilling a curiosity for experimentation and drive for new knowledge, Tektronix has strengthened its connection with engineering schools, including a renewed effort on diversity and inclusion to attract students of color and underserved communities to the industry and place leading-edge equipment and software in the hands of the next generation of students at the world’s top universities.