In a move intended to broaden its product line in the RF-amplifier market, Teseq has unveiled plans to acquire Ronkonkoma, NY-based Instruments for Industry (IFI). Established in 1953, IFI designs and manufactures RF and microwave, solid-state, and traveling-wave-tube amplifiers (TWTAs). Such offerings include tetrode tube, millimeter, pulsed, continuous-wave (CW), and combination amplifiers.

As a result of this deal, IFI's New York location will be integrated into the Teseq Group as its fourth competency center. The other competency centers are located in Luterbach, Switzerland; Berlin, Germany; and Ryde, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.IFI will work in close cooperation with another recent Teseq acquisition, MILMEGA, at the lsle of Wight location. Moving forward, the new business unit will focus primarily on TWTs, class AB technology, and customer-specific models for the general amplifier and military markets.

All current IFI sales and distribution channels will have continued access to the IFI product range until the end of this year. Possible changes will be worked out by September. Teseq, Inc. will remain the sales, distribution, and service channel for both Teseq and MILMEGA products in North America.