Teradyne Inc. and Eagle Test Systems Inc. announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Teradyne will acquire Eagle Test. Teradyne is a leader in System-On-a-Chip (SOC) semiconductor test, while Eagle Test is a provider of analog, mixed-signal and radio frequency semiconductor test products.

Under the terms of the agreement, Eagle Test shareholders will receive $15.65 per share in cash. The aggregate purchase price is expected to be approximately $250 M, net of cash acquired, and includes the fair value of fully vested employee equity instruments. Teradyne has secured a bridge financing commitment in connection with the transaction.

The transaction is expected to be accretive to 2009 non-GAAP EPS, after excluding purchase accounting effects.

“We’re very pleased to be combining forces with Eagle Test,” said Mike Bradley, president and CEO of Teradyne. “Eagle Test has a solid franchise in power management and other analog-dominant IC test applications, which will complement the SOC test solutions provided by our FLEX and J750 test systems. We plan to put the full weight of our worldwide distribution organization behind Eagle Test’s ETS product line so customers can benefit from this very cost-effective test platform.”

”I am extremely excited about the opportunity to combine the effectiveness of Eagle Test’s products and the strength of our financial model with Teradyne’s tremendous market presence and worldwide distribution and support organization,” said Len Foxman, CEO, president and chairman of Eagle Test. “Teradyne’s sales and marketing infrastructure, along with their global customer relationships, will greatly accelerate Eagle Test’s mission to deliver strong customer value and grow our business.”