Teradyne Completes Acquisition of Universal Robots

Collaborative robotics is a $100 million segment of the industrial robotics market growing at more than 50% per year.

NORTH READING, Mass.--Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Universal Robots, the leading supplier of collaborative robots; low-cost, easy-to-deploy and simple-to -program robots that work side by side with production workers to improve quality and increase manufacturing efficiency. Collaborative robotics is a $100 million segment of the industrial robotics market growing at more than 50% per year.


"Universal Robots provides a powerful, additional growth platform to Teradyne," said Mark Jagiela, President and CEO of Teradyne. "We are happy to welcome the Universal team to Teradyne and look forward to helping accelerate Universal Robots' growth in the fast moving collaborative robot market."

About Teradyne
Teradyne (NYSE:TER) is a leading supplier of automation solutions for test and industrial applications. Teradyne Automated Test Equipment (ATE) is used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronic systems, which serve consumer, communications, industrial and government customers. Our Industrial Automation solutions include Collaborative Robots used by global manufacturing and light industrial customers to improve quality and increase manufacturing efficiency. In 2014, Teradyne had revenue of $1.65 billion and currently employs approximately 4,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit NORTH READING, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Universal Robots, the leading supplier of collaborative robots; low-cost, easy-to-deploy and simple-to -program robots that work side by side with production workers to improve quality and increase manufacturing efficiency. Collaborative robotics is a $100 million segment of the industrial robotics market growing at more than 50% per year.

"We are happy to welcome the Universal team to Teradyne and look forward to helping accelerate Universal Robots' growth in the fast moving collaborative robot market."

"Universal Robots provides a powerful, additional growth platform to Teradyne," said Mark Jagiela, President and CEO of Teradyne. "We are happy to welcome the Universal team to Teradyne and look forward to helping accelerate Universal Robots' growth in the fast moving collaborative robot market."

About Teradyne
Teradyne (NYSE:TER) is a leading supplier of automation solutions for test and industrial applications. Teradyne Automated Test Equipment (ATE) is used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronic systems, which serve consumer, communications, industrial and government customers. Our Industrial Automation solutions include Collaborative Robots used by global manufacturing and light industrial customers to improve quality and increase manufacturing efficiency. In 2014, Teradyne had revenue of $1.65 billion and currently employs approximately 4,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.teradyne.com. Teradyne(R) is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. . Teradyne(R) is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

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Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.