Teledyne LeCroy Acquires Quantum Data
Just as many other technology sectors are seeing companies consolidating through mergers and acquisitions, so is the testing industry.
Chestnut Ridge, NY-based Teledyne LeCroy has struck an agreement to acquire Quantum Data, Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., as part of its strategy to continue to expand its protocol offerings into additional wired and wireless data communication standards.
The acquisition of Quantum Data will enable Teledyne LeCroy to grow its protocol test portfolio into important video technologies such as HDMI and SDI, Teledyne LeCroy CEO Tom Reslewic said in a press release. These standards are key to emerging capabilities in consumer electronics, professional video, and studio and broadcast applications.
In addition to signal generators and protocol analyzers for HDMI and SDI, Quantum also offers test tools for other digital video technologies, allowing Teledyne to broaden its offering of serial data protocol analysis and test tools and expand further into the video broadcast market for emerging serial data test requirements.
The acquisition of Quantum will fuel the expansion of Teledyne LeCroy's Protocol Solutions Group, said Reslewic, and builds on its recent purchase of wireless protocol testing company Frontline Test Equipment. He said the company anticipates a growing need for protocol test tools among designers in these markets.
Founded in 1964, Teledyne LeCroy is manufactures advanced oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, and other test instruments that verify performance, validate compliance, and debug complex electronic systems, including protocol test tools for serial data standards such as USB, PCI Express, SAS, and SATA.