October 25, 2012. Teseq Holding AG formally announced it has acquired New York-based Instruments for Industry (IFI). The acquisition expands Teseq’s model range from an upper limit of 6 GHz up to an upper limit of 40 GHz and power levels from an upper limit of 1 kW to an upper limit of 10 kW.
By uniting the industry leading capabilities of IFI with those of the recently acquired MILMEGA, Teseq said it has broadened its product line in the RF amplifier market serving variety of commercial, industrial, automotive, military, defense, and communication applications.
Johannes Schmid, president of the Teseq Group, said, “With the acquisition of IFI, Teseq continues to build on its vision of providing the best in testing solutions on a worldwide basis. Acquiring IFI so soon after MILMEGA demonstrates our commitment to an ongoing strategy of being a forward thinking leader and dominant supplier of RF power amplifiers to the worldwide market.”
Schmid continued, “As a US-based manufacturer, IFI enables Teseq to offer an increase in services to our growing customer base. IFI brings to Teseq the latest in GaN and LDMOS class AB solid state technology and the knowledge to manufacture TWT amplifiers, as well as its strong relationships within the defense and military markets.”
Established in 1953, IFI offers a range of products, including low, medium, and high power amplifiers.
Mike Yantz, executive vice president of IFI, said, “Becoming part of the growing Teseq family allows us to offer our customers a complete RF product range as well as additional expertise in engineering that was not available before. We are now able to offer the best in global sales, support, and EMC expertise, which will prove beneficial to our end users.”
Teseq will incorporate IFI’s New York location with the Teseq Group as a fourth competency center, joining Luterbach, Switzerland; Berlin, Germany; and Ryde, Isle of Wight, UK. IFI will work in close cooperation with MILMEGA/Teseq on the Isle of Wight. The primary focus of the combined organizations will be on TWTs, class A and AB technology and customer specific models for the general amplifier and military markets.
The IFI brand remains the same, while the company’s product range will be harmonized with the ones of Teseq and MILMEGA and offered in a new price list valid as of January 1st, 2013.
In advance of the August EMC Symposium, Greg Senko, Teseq's U.S. based president, had said, “If the acquisition [of IFI] is completed before the symposium begins, we also will be displaying IFI products.” Indeed, at the symposium, Teseq did indeed highlight IFI's solid-state and traveling-wave-tube amplifiers as well as MILMEGA amplifiers.