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Frost & Sullivan Honors Teradyne for Customer Value Enhancement in the Printed Circuit Boards Market

Oct 27, 2004

Boston, MA � July 15, 2004 � Teradyne Connection Systems� High Performance Circuits group was presented with the 2004 Customer Value Enhancement Award for its accomplishments in the Printed Circuit Board manufacturing and fabrication market at Frost & Sullivan�s Excellence in Customer Value Enhancement Awards Banquet last night.

The company receives this award for its demonstrated skill in enhancing value for its customers, outscoring its competitors on several factors, including: unique value proposition, innovative service packages, customer feedback, and value generation through a unique manufacturing strategy. Teradyne�s customer satisfaction strategy is built on three basic elements of value creation � reliability, technology, and convenience.

�Teradyne�s High Performance Circuits facility is the first factory to be certified to MIL-PRF-31032 for the military market and has been manufacturing printed circuit boards for more than 25 years,� observes Frost & Sullivan research analyst Bhargava Attada. �On-going investments in their PCB technology and fabrication capabilities combined with Teradyne�s history of innovation and experience in backplane interconnect provides Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) a one-stop source for high-performance solutions.�

Teradyne uses a unique manufacturing strategy and global sourcing to enable the company to compete successfully with low-cost manufacturers in Asia and stay in close proximity to its customers. For example, while most board manufacturers build three to four circuits on a single panel, Teradyne�s large format capabilities allow for building 10 to 12 boards per panel, significantly reducing the variable cost of the PCB. In addition, the company has the technical expertise to handle fluctuations in its customers� demand. This service enables the customer to form risk-proof supply chain strategies and minimizes production fluctuations.

Teradyne offers customers full application-engineering support including material selection and procurement. Its wide-ranging portfolio of services also includes layout and design, prototyping, logistics, and distribution, providing clients with a bundled value proposition that promotes annual growth rates above the industry average. The company manufactures in Nashua, New Hampshire and more information can be found on their web site at

About Teradyne Inc.

Teradyne (NYSE:TER) is a leading supplier of Automatic Test Equipment and interconnection systems. The company's products deliver competitive advantage to the world's leading semiconductor, electronics, automotive and network systems companies. In 2003, Teradyne had sales of $ 1.4 billion, and currently employs about 6100 people worldwide. For more information, visit Teradyne is a trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the US and other countries.

About Teradyne Connection Systems

Teradyne Connection Systems (TCS), a division of Teradyne, Inc., is the leader in high-performance connection systems, designing and manufacturing backplane systems, printed circuit boards and the industry's leading high-speed, high-density connectors. TCS helps OEMs solve system design challenges with integrated interconnect solutions for application in the networking, communications, storage, computer server, and medical equipment markets. For more information visit

About Frost & Sullivan

Founded in 1961, Frost & Sullivan is recognized as a global leader in growth consulting. Frost & Sullivan Awards are presented to companies that demonstrate excellence in their industry, commending the diligence, commitment, and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace. Frost & Sullivan rigorously analyzes specific criteria to determine award recipients in a vast variety of market industries and landscapes. For further information, visit

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