Tektronix Inc., a worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced plans to expand its presence in the San Francisco Bay Area by opening an RF Design Center in Santa Rosa, CA. This announcement comes on the heels of the opening earlier this month of a new technology and service center in Santa Clara, CA.

The new RF Design Center is intended to expand Tektronix’ efforts to develop next-generation RF and microwave test capabilities to better serve customers. By adding this new center in a desirable and highly livable community, Tektronix will have more options for attracting world-class technical talent to accelerate time to market. The company confirmed intentions to hire approximately 15 local RF design engineers and researchers during the initial ramp up phase.

“Tektronix continues to build a premier test and measurement company to support some of the most dynamic and fast-moving segments of the electronics industry,” said Amir Aghdaei, President, Tektronix. “It is critical that we build on our heritage of innovation by accelerating our presence and capabilities in new and adjacent measurement technologies. The Bay Area offers an excellent talent pool to draw from as we look for new domain experts to join our company and support our growth journey.”

“Tektronix is coming from a position of strength in the RF test market,” said Lynne Camp, Vice President of Performance Products, Tektronix. “For instance, our real-time spectrum analyzers are unmatched in the market place and our arbitrary waveform generators are number one in the market and the industry standard. We see tremendous upside to expanding our investment and footprint in RF and microwave through this center in Santa Rosa.”