Anritsu Partners With Flextronics Test to Develop Integrated Test Solutions for Digital Mobile and IP Markets

9/27/2002 - Anritsu, one of the world’s largest suppliers of test and measurement instrumentation, announces a strategic partnership with Flextronics Test, the premier supplier of ATE systems worldwide, whereby the two companies will co-develop integrated test solutions utilizing Anritsu’s leading-edge test instrumentation and Flextronic’s test software and application programs. The agreement, which goes into effect September 24, enables Anritsu to provide global customers with complete ATE solutions for R&D, manufacturing and maintenance applications.

"There is a synergy between Anritsu and Flextronics Test that will create tremendous advantages to our customers who require state-of-the-art ATE systems to solve their testing challenges," said Takao Ooka, Executive Vice President, Anritsu Corporation. "We recognized our customers’ need to integrate Anritsu instruments into a test solution and equally recognized that the best value to our customers was to develop those solutions in conjunction with a company who shares our commitment to technology. Flextronics Test is such a partner."

The partnership combines two global leaders in their respective markets. Anritsu is a leading provider of test solutions for the digital mobile and IP markets, and has earned numerous technology awards for its product innovations. Flextronics Test has earned its leadership position by developing "open architecture" test system solutions for all major test industries, including communications, electronics, transportation, aerospace, and defense. The agreement will allow the two companies to integrate their unique talents to develop solutions to satisfy specific customer requirements worldwide.

"Anritsu’s renowned world-class quality and extensive range of test and measurement products, combined with Flextronics Test’s outstanding ability to integrate equipment into a total test solution, makes this an exciting opportunity." said Kenneth Carroll, President of Flextronics Test . "We look forward to working closely with Anritsu’s sales and manufacturing teams to identify strategic opportunities in the global test solutions markets.

About Flextronics Test
Flextronics Test has pioneered Automated Test Equipment (ATE) systems since 1969. Flextronics Test continues today as the global leader within the test and measurement systems industry by teaming with the world’s best instrumentation companies to offer true, open, high volume test system manufacturing at an affordable price. The company serves markets that include fiber optics, telecommunications, wireless cell phones, commercial electronics, and automotive. Flextronics Test has expertise in many of today’s key markets and technological areas. With over 600 test engineers in 27 countries on 5 different continents, Flextronics test covers a full spectrum of manufacturing test and design services including industrialization, AOI, X-Ray, DVT, In-Circuit and Functional Test System Solutions.

About Anritsu Company
Founded more than a century ago, Anritsu Corporation is one of the world’s largest providers of technology solutions, employing 4,700 professionals in 18 countries. Named one of Business Week’s InfoTech 100 top information companies, Anritsu has three divisions that address measuring instruments, devices and components and information and communication equipment. Anritsu Corporation is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Measurement Solutions group provides tools for the analysis of wired and wireless technologies, including fiber, microwaves/RF, optical, and digital mobile radio. Anritsu’s North and South American sales operations are located in Richardson, TX. Anritsu Company, a subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation in based in Morgan Hill, CA

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