Tektronix Celebrates 75 Years of Innovation as a Global Technology Pioneer

Tektronix celebrates 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. Renowned globally for its contributions to major technology breakthroughs, from the invention of color television to space exploration, Tektronix is credited as one of the most influential tests and measurement companies in history.

Tektronix president Tami Newcombe said that 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. Their 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 their founders celebrated.

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 TekExpress 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.

Mehmet Aslan, vice president of engineering, stated that they are engineering for the future by reducing the time between inspiration and realization. By breaking down the walls of complexity for engineers with their test and measurement solutions across the globe, they are enabling innovators to do more, accelerating global innovation. Their 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.

Tektronix Innovation Forum

As part of its 75th anniversary and continued commitment to driving technological innovation, Tektronix held the 2021 Tektronix Global Innovation Forum, hosted virtually from June 15 to July 16, 2021. Click here for more information on the 2021 Tektronix Global Innovation Forum..