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Industry Electronics
Founded 1963[1]
Headquarters San Diego, California[1]
Website www.willtek.com/english

Wavetek was an electronic test equipment manufacturer that made function generators, signal generators and service monitors.[2] Although Wavetek did not invent the function generator, it made them commercially popular.[3]

Before Terrence Gooding, president and CEO of Wavetek, made Wavetek private in 1991, the company had 800 employees, 260 of whom worked in San Diego.[4] The company had plants in the US states California, Florida, Indiana, and New York.[5] It had overseas locations in Germany, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.[5]

Wavetek became Willtek.[6] The parent company is Aeroflex.


  1. ^ a b California Secretary of State records for Wavetek, entity C0446337
  2. ^ Riggs, Rod (1993-12-22). "Wavetek on Crest of Success". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  3. ^ Rostky, George (March 13, 2001), Design classics: the function generator, EE Times, retrieved March 31, 2012 . History of the function generator.
  4. ^ Rose, Craig D. (1994-10-12). "Wavetek becomes even less 'defensive'". The San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  5. ^ a b "Wavetek's Sale is Agreed to". Los Angeles Times. 1991-02-26. Archived from the original on 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  6. ^ "Willtek: Wavetek became Willtek Communications GmbH.". Willtek. Archived from the original on 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 

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