Anritsu

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Anritsu Corporation
アンリツ株式会社[1]
Public
Traded as TYO: 6754
Industry Electronic test equipment
Founded 1895
Headquarters Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Key people
Hirokazu Hashimoto (President)
Products Microwave, RF & optical products; OTDRs
Number of employees
3771 (2013)[1]
Slogan envision:ensure
Website http://www.anritsu.com

Anritsu Corporation [Anritsu Kabushiki-gaisha (アンリツ株式会社?)] is a Japanese company specializing in the test and measurement equipment market. Products include network call trace, service assurance, customer experience management, microwave, radio frequency (RF), and optical signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers. It was formed with the merger of two companies, the Annaka Corporation and Kyoritsu Electric in Japan in 1931. In 1990 Anritsu acquired Wiltron Company in the United States. Net sales in FY2008 were ¥84 billion (US$782 million). It has been listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange since 1961 (TYO: 6754). As of 2009, it employed 3700 employees in 20 countries.

History[edit]

In Japan, Anritsu's first predecessor, Sekisan-sha, was founded in 1895. Annaka Electric Company followed, producing wireless transmitters and the world's first wireless telephone service and Japan's first automatic public telephone. More recently, their SONET analyzer measuring 10 Gbit/s and transmitter test products are of note.

Major competitors[edit]

  1. Keysight Technologies
  2. Anite
  3. Rohde & Schwarz
  4. JDSU
  5. EXFO
  6. Aeroflex
  7. National Instruments

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Anritsu — Profile". Retrieved August 5, 2013. 

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