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.

Featured Product

ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.