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Tektronix, Keithley Products, Programs Named Finalist in Annual ACE Awards Competition


Tektronix AWG70000 and STEM Programs along with Keithley Model 2450 SMU Receive Recognition for Innovation and Industry Contributions

BEAVERTON, Ore., March. 11, 2014 - Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced its AWG70000 Series Arbitrary Waveform Generator has been named a finalist in the prestigious ACE Awards along with the Model 2450 SourceMeter® SMU Instrument from Keithley Instruments, a Tektronix company. In addition, Tektronix was named as a finalist in the STEM Impact Award competition.

The 2014 ACE Awards, presented by EE Times and EDN, will showcase the best of the best in today's electronics industry, including the hottest new products, start-up companies, design teams, executives and more. The ACE Awards will be judged by a panel of EE Times and EDN editors as well as a panel of independent judges from across the electronics industry. ACE award winners will be unveiled at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 6:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. at The Fairmont Hotel San Jose, CA during EE Live! show. The STEM Impact Award winner will be selected by a poll of EE Times readers.

"We are excited and honored to be finalists for EE Times and EDN ACE Awards - a highly valued recognition for our industry," said Jim McGillivary, general manager, Source Analyzer Product Line, Tektronix. "From our commitment to furthering science and technology education to developing innovative products like the AWG70000 and Model 2450, Tektronix continues to be an important player in the electronics industry and these nominations reflect the significant value we deliver to our customers day in and day out."

As data rates and signal complexity continue to increase across all electronics and RF segments, engineers and researchers need more advanced signal generators to fully stress test designs or to perform cutting-edge research. The AWG70000 Series meets this need with its unique combination of 50 GS/s sample rate performance, 16 GS of waveform memory, and 10 bit vertical resolution. It produces fast, clean signals that can be routed through a receiver or other device under test for long periods of time for truly comprehensive testing.

The Model 2450 SourceMeter SMU (Source Measure Unit) Instrument from Keithley combines the intuitive touchscreen and icon-based control that novice SMU users can appreciate with the exceptional versatility that experienced users need to learn faster, work smarter, and invent easier. The Model 2450's design, Keithley's latest generation of SMU instruments, offers a fundamentally new way for users to interact with test and measurement instruments.

Furthering science and technology education or STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is critical to the success of the entire electronics industry. Tektronix has been supporting STEM programs through the Tektronix Foundation since 1952. Over the past year, Tektronix has supported a wide variety of educational programs including the NASA Student Launch Project, a Portland State University School expansion project and donated oscilloscopes and other equipment to high-school and university science labs, to name a few.

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About Tektronix
For more than sixty-five years, engineers have turned to Tektronix for test, measurement and monitoring solutions to solve design challenges, improve productivity and dramatically reduce time to market. Tektronix is a leading supplier of test equipment for engineers focused on electronic design, manufacturing, and advanced technology development. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix serves customers worldwide and offers award-winning service and support. Stay on the leading edge at www.tektronix.com.