Merger-mania: Has test and measurement gone MAD?

Keysight acquiring Anite. Teradyne acquiring Universal Robotics. Cobham acquiring Aeroflex. Danaher splitting in two, divesting Tektronix. Has the industry gone MAD?

Yes, but not crazy mad or angry mad. MAD, as in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. The pace of MAD has recently accelerated. You can be forgiven if you feel you need a scorecard to keep track of the brands and products.

This column traditionally covers instrument architectures and industry moves. There are no bigger moves than mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. I will give the low-down on four of them. So with that in mind, let’s look at the recent MAD activity, starting with Keysight and Anite.

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By Larry DJ

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