Tektronix Ships 1200 Oscilloscopes to University Labs Throughout China

5/14/2003 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced a high-volume order of oscilloscopes and options to China's Ministry of Education. Using a loan from the World Bank's Higher Education Development Project, the Ministry purchased, in November 2002, more than 1200 oscilloscopes for 24 universities in 15 cities throughout the country. The products will ship during 2003.

Students in China's engineering programs are preparing for the technical challenges they will face as they enter their country's fast-growing electronics industry. Many of these challenges require engineers to test, measure, or troubleshoot complex systems ranging from consumer electronics to computing devices-requirements perfectly matched by Tektronix' affordable TDS3000B, TDS2000 and TDS1000 Series digital oscilloscopes. Tektronix products were chosen over those of other local and international vendors, including traditional low-cost providers, because they are accepted as the best platform to teach the problem-solving skills China's engineers will need.

"With these new Tektronix oscilloscopes, our engineering professors will be able to create new lab exercises and design courses that simulate what students will see in their career work," said Mr. Wang Dong, Purchasing Department, Loan Management Office, China Ministry of Education. "The instruments, especially the TDS2000 Series which offers the benefits of a color display at an affordable price will help students learn how modern digital oscilloscopes can help them work more efficiently."

"Tektronix' broad range of digital oscilloscopes includes numerous cost-effective models that make ideal training tools for students learning to work with computing and communications systems and other complex electronic products," said Colin Shepard, Vice President, Oscilloscope Products, Tektronix, Inc. "With this purchase, the China Ministry of Education can equip more than 1000 new lab seats with affordable TDS2000 Series and TDS1000 Series instruments, and provide higher performing TDS3000B Series oscilloscopes for more advanced studies. China's engineering students will work with the same instruments they will see when they take jobs after college."

Purchase Includes A Wide Range Of Oscilloscope Models
Among the newly acquired instruments are models that range from the entry-level, two-channel TDS1002 digital storage oscilloscope (DSO) to the TDS3054B digital phosphor oscilloscope (DPO) with four channels, a color display, and 500 MHz bandwidth. Also included in the order are optional communication modules that allow the instruments to connect to GPIB and to printers so that students can easily document their work. The new oscilloscopes join approximately 3000 Tektronix digital oscilloscopes already in use in China's university engineering labs.

About The TDS3000B, TDS2000, and TDS1000 Series Oscilloscopes
The five DSOs in the TDS2000 Series come standard with color displays and extend to 200 MHz bandwidth, 2 gigasamples per second (GS/s) sample rate, and four channels. The TDS1000 Series consists of two compact, portable 2-channel models with up to 100 MHz bandwidth and 1 GS/s sample rate. The instruments are designed for cost-conscious users who need the performance and ease of use found only in a digital oscilloscope. Both series include features such as an automatic setup function and familiar analog-style controls combined with a multi-language (including Simplified and Traditional Chinese) user interface. The TDS3000B Series DPO is the flagship of Tektronix portable models, with sample rates to 5 GS/s, up to four channels, and plug-in modules for applications ranging from telecom mask testing to limit testing.

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 and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in more than 20 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is www.tektronix.com.

Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc.

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