Tektronix and Datang Mobile Enable TD-SCDMA Development With New Partnership Agreement

3/14/2003 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading provider of test, measurement and monitoring solutions for mobile network operators and equipment manufacturers, announced a new partnership agreement with Datang Mobile, the leading provider of mobile communication equipment in China, to provide test and measurement equipment for the development of Time Division - Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) networks and elements.

TD-SCDMA is a third-generation (3G) technology that enables operators to increase both the number of users and the data throughput in next-generation mobile communications networks. It is the first Chinese standard accepted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Third-Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). Tektronix and Datang Mobile's agreement puts Tektronix' K1297-G20 protocol tester in TD-SCDMA development labs across China, enabling further demand and acceptance of the TD-SCDMA standard.

"Datang is committed to providing an open platform to its partners that is equipped with comprehensive technology, development, testing and manufacturing support, which is the key principle of the TD-SCDMA Industry Alliance. We've partnered with Tektronix because we appreciate the efforts taken by the company to address TD-SCDMA and the Chinese mobile communications market and highly expect, from a long-term perspective, the existing cooperation will be strengthened and sustained through further mutual support," said Dr. Xie Yongbin, Vice President, Datang Mobile. "Tektronix' proven record in China and Datang Mobile's leadership position in this marketplace will enable successful joint development and promotion of the TD-SCDMA standard and related products."

"Tektronix is committed to enabling technologies in China to support the country's economic development," said Bob Agnes, Vice President, Monitoring & Protocol Test, Tektronix. "By partnering with Datang Mobile, we are supporting their innovative developments that enable the TD-SCDMA initiative and strengthen the standard's presence in the world's fastest growing wireless market."

About Datang Mobile
Datang Mobile is the leading mobile communication equipment manufacturer in China and specializes in research, development, manufacturing and sales of telecommunication equipment. The TD-SCDMA technology proposed by Datang Mobile on behalf of China is adopted by the International Telecommunication and 3GPP. The company is committed to the research and development of 3G and post-3G wireless communications solutions and offers a comprehensive suite of TD-SCDMA products. Through continuous innovation and sustainable development, Datang Mobile aspires to become a leading supplier of TD-SCDMA technology and network solutions in China and around the world.

About Tektronix
Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the communications, computer and semiconductor industries worldwide. With more than 55 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy and manage next-generation global communications networks, computing and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Ore., Tektronix has operations in more than 20 countries worldwide. The Tektronix Web address www.tektronix.com.

Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc.

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