GENEVA, Switzerland, August 1, 2017 – Acqiris SA today announced it has become the sole provider of Keysight Technology’s PCIe-based digitizer for OEM business. PCIe-based digitizers are used as embedded OEM components in industries such as life sciences, imaging, and environmental monitoring. Acqiris worked with Keysight to acquire their PCIe-based digitizers and will own all aspects of the business going forward.
Didier Lavanchy, the former General Manager of Keysight high speed digitizer group, based in Geneva will serve as Chief Executive Officer of Acqiris SA.
“Acqiris will focus on signal acquisition (ADC) components for OEMs and is well positioned for growth,” said Didier Lavanchy. “As an independent company, with the same team for 20 years and the wealth of experience from Keysight, Acqiris is in a strong position to be agile and responsive to address the OEM market, aiming to develop our trusted collaboration with customers.”
Greg Peters, Vice President and General Manager of Keysight’s Aerospace Defense & Government Solutions group believes this change will benefit customers in both test and measurement and OEM applications. “Keysight determined that it can better serve these customers and their use models through a different business structure,” said Greg Peters. “With this change, both companies will be able to focus on the unique needs of their customer base.”
With common components and technology across digitizer formats, Keysight and Acqiris will work together in the future and focus on making this transition seamless for customers.
On August 1, 2017, Keysight PCIe-based digitizer group became a new company and returned to its original name: Acqiris, a leader in signal acquisition, enriched with the experience of Agilent and Keysight Technologies. The same team of dedicated specialists has been developing high quality signal acquisition products, bringing technical excellence to our customer unique application.
More information is available at www.acqiris.com
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies is a leading technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight’s solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.