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LG Electronics Upgrades Digital TV Testing Capability with Tektronix' High Performance Oscilloscopes

LG Electronics Upgrades Digital TV Testing Capability with Tektronix' High Performance Oscilloscopes

LG Test Lab Saves Time through Efficient Testing and Reliable Results

BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 25, 2004 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced that LG Electronics, a major electronic supplier worldwide has purchased TDS5054B, TDS5104, TDS7054, TDS7104, and TDS7404B Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes (DPO). LG Electronics has purchased oscilloscopes from Tektronix to achieve fast and detailed testing and accurate measuring with reliable quality for the latest digital TV designs. The new oscilloscopes will enable the LG test lab to be more productive by saving engineering time and achieving more reliable results.

To handle the raw performance of the latest high-speed circuitry, engineers have to speed and simplify often complex and time-consuming testing. There is a real demand at LG Electronics for testing equipment that enables engineers to improve productivity in order to speed time to market for the next generation of products.

"Tektronix' Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes are powerful design and troubleshooting tools," said Young-Seok Yang, Chief Engineer, TV Division of LG Electronics. "They provide not only the banner specifications and signal fidelity needed to address high-speed data rates, but also the solution set our engineers need to be more efficient and confident throughout the design and test cycle."

"The purchase by LG Electronics reinforces Tektronix' number one position in Video Test. We remain the only company that can address the entire television food chain from equipment design and manufacturing, content creation, transmission, and broadcast operations," said Bob Agnes, VP, Asia Pacific Sales and Operations, Tektronix. "We are very happy that LG Electronics has chosen our oscilloscope solutions for their Digital TV Research Labs."

About the TDS5000

The TDS5000B Series provides unmatched insight into signal behavior by displaying, storing and analyzing complex signals in real-time to enable engineers and technicians to more efficiently design, debug, and test their devices. Using the TDS5000B Series will help to shorten time to market, lower development costs, and improve manufacturing processes. In addition, the TDS5000B features MyScope, the industry's first customizable user interface, and new context-sensitive, right mouse click menus. The intuitive capabilities of the TDS5000B Series oscilloscopes simplify design validation measurements and tests so that engineers can get their work done quickly and easily.

About the TDS7000

The TDS7000B Series provides innovative, yet cost-effective features including an advanced Silicon Germanium (SiGe)-based triggering system and Digital Phosphor (DPO) technology, providing more than 400,000 waveforms per second waveform capture display. This combination of powerful features allows engineers to quickly identify design issues and reduce time-to-market with one tool that spans circuit development, signal validation and compliance testing. With this level of insight, designers can implement data rates up to a Gigabit per second (Gb/s) and rise times on the order of 100 picoseconds (ps).

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (CEO: S.S. Kim, 06657.KS) was established in 1958 as the pioneer in the Korean consumer electronics market. The company is a major global force in electronics and information and communications products with more than 64,000 employees working in 75 overseas subsidiaries and marketing units around the world. With annual total revenues of more than US$29.9 billion (consolidated), LG Electronics comprises three main business companies: Digital Display & Media, Digital Appliance and Telecommunication Equipment & Handset.

The LG Digital Display & Media Company provides core technologies for cutting-edge digital products and is a world leader in digital display products including plasma TVs, LCD TVs and monitors, and digital high-definition televisions (HDTV). The Digital Display & Media Company also provides digitally integrated products such as AV systems, optical storage, set-top boxes and home servers and is focusing on next-generation businesses such as home and mobile networks. For more information, visit www.lge.com

About Tektronix

Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement, and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries worldwide. With more than 55 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in more than 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is www.tektronix.com.

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