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Teledyne to acquire Xena Networks

  • U.S.-based Teledyne Technologies has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Denmark-based Xena Networks.
  • Xena Networks, headquartered in Lyngby outside Copenhagen, is a provider of validation, quality assurance and production testing solutions for Terabit Ethernet transmission systems.
  • Its solutions for generating and emulating Terabit Ethernet network traffic will enhance Teledyne LeCroy’s portfolio of protocol testers.

“The acquisition of Xena Networks will strengthen our leadership in the protocol testing market, extending our reach into Ethernet system validation solutions for quality assurance labs and production lines for the testing, evaluation and acceptance of Ethernet components and systems,” said Robert Mehrabian, Teledyne’s Chairman, President and CEO.

The acquisition of LeCroy in 2012 gave the US group a portfolio of protocol testing solutions focused on PCI Express, USB transmission technologies, as well as storage and networking technologies.

Since then, Teledyne LeCroy’s portfolio of protocol test solutions has been expanded through several acquisitions, including Quantum Data (video testing), Frontline (Bluetooth and WiFi testing) and OakGate (storage device test solutions). Xena Networks’ solutions will in turn enhance this protocol tester offering.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning processing, high-performance computing and 5G require ever-higher data transmission speeds. This is driving new requirements in terms of solutions for testing next-generation Terabit Ethernet network components.

Xena Networks’ test tools offer Ethernet link learning and auto-negotiation testing capabilities, which next-generation Terabit Ethernet products need to ensure that expected performance is achieved.

Xena Networks plans to leverage Teledyne LeCroy’s protocol technology coverage. “Teledyne’s network protocol analysis solutions complement well our offering of traffic generation, physical layer and network emulation products that support Terabit Ethernet transmissions of up to 800Gbps,” said Jacob Vestergaard Nielsen, CEO of the Danish company.

Founded in 2007, Xena Networks, which employs around 60 people, achieved sales of around €10.5 million in 2022.