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Teradyne Overview

North Reading, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (TER)
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Teradyne is the leading supplier of automation equipment for test and industrial applications.

Mission: The vision of our founders, to automate manual production tasks to improve accuracy, repeatability and lower costs, has stood the test of time. For our first 55 years our focus was on reliable, dependable electronic test equipment strong enough to serve the needs of high-volume ... Read more

Teradyne – Why Work With Us?

Who We Are
It’s a good bet that every electronic device you use today has been touched by Teradyne products along its development and production journey. Teradyne is committed to ensuring that the electronic products that power our work life, entertain and enrich our personal lives, and protect and inform our public lives work the way they were intended. Our industrial automation solutions utilize Collaborative Robots to improve quality and increase manufacturing efficiency in global manufacturing and light industrial customers.

Headquartered in North Reading, Massachusetts with 70 locations throughout Asia, Europe and North America, Teradyne employees share a customer-centric approach. “Teradyners” are dedicated to getting current and next year’s new products functioning at their peak and into the hands of your customers fast.

Over 50 years after the creation of Teradyne, the vision of our founders, Alex d’Arbeloff and Nick DeWolf, to automate manual production tasks to improve accuracy, repeatability and lower costs, has stood the test of time. For our first 55 years our focus was on reliable, dependable electronic test equipment strong enough to serve the needs of high-volume production test. More recently, that vision has been extended to include production tasks across all industries that can now be automated using Collaborative Robots.

What We Do
From tablets to smart phones, we rely on electronics to conduct our business and to connect and enhance our personal lives. The world’s reliance on electronics comes with the expectation that the devices work right, the first time, every time. Teradyne products protect consumer confidence with thorough, fast test and automation.

Teradyne has delivered a competitive advantage to the world's leading electronics companies for over 50 years. With innovation at the core of our business, we constantly seek new ways to solve the most challenging test issues.

Our semiconductor test business focuses on logic, RF, analog, power, mixed-signal and memory devices—the building blocks of tablets, smart phones, computers, gaming systems and much more. Teradyne’s semiconductor test line-up includes the J750, FLEX, UltraFLEX, Eagle and Magnum product families.

Our system test business serves the next level of electronics production as chips are combined into complex electronic systems. From computing to communications, data storage to industrial, and scores of other applications, Teradyne helps electronics manufacturers ensure the integrity and quality of their products. We also serve the defense and aerospace industry to support the mission readiness of defense and aerospace customers worldwide. Major product families in our system test business include TestStation, Spectrum, Hi-Speed Subsystem, Neptune and Saturn.

Why Teradyne
In an industry where innovation is key to long-term success, we are the proven experts. We listen to our customers and share their customers’ same reliance on device functionality. That understanding and deep expertise helps us to apply creative solutions to the most challenging test problems. Our approach creates value for our customers, value for our employees and value for our shareholders.

Teradyne is expert engineering, innovative solutions and the future of test and automation.

A Company Takes Shape
The founders of Teradyne met while lining up alphabetically at their ROTC unit at MIT in the late 1940s. While Alex d'Arbeloff and Nick DeWolf pursued separate careers after graduation, they connected again in 1960, intent on starting their own company.

Alex and Nick knew that testing electronic components in high-volume production would reach a bottleneck unless the tasks performed by technicians and laboratory instruments could be automated. Their business plan involved a new breed of "industrial-grade" electronic test equipment, known for its technical performance, reliability and economic payback.

Humble Beginnings
Joe and Nemos TeradyneThe pair rented space above Joe and Nemo's hot dog stand in downtown Boston. The new venture "had to have a 'D' in it," according to DeWolf. "’Tera' is the prefix for 10 to the 12th power, while 'dyne' is a unit of force." Thus, Teradyne was conceived. "To us, the name meant rolling a 15,000-ton boulder uphill."

In 1961, d'Arbeloff and DeWolf sold Teradyne's first product, the D133, a logic-controlled go/no-go diode tester. Early customers discovered that the results from increased production throughput greatly outweighed the diode tester's cost.

Decades of Growth
In the 1980s, Teradyne expanded its subassembly test business by acquiring Zehntel, a leading manufacturer of in-circuit board test systems. In 1987, the company introduced the first analog VLSI test system, the A500, which led the market in testing integrated devices that provided the interface between analog and digital data.

The 1990s brought more diversification. The company acquired Megatest Corporation, which expanded its Semi Test group to include smaller and less expensive testers than had been currently available. Teradyne also became a market leader in high-end System-on-a-Chip (SoC) test with its Catalyst and Tiger test systems.

In 2000, Teradyne Connection Systems acquired Herco Technologies and Synthane-Taylor, and a year later they acquired circuit-board test and inspection leader, GenRad, and merged it into the Assembly Test Division. GenRad’s Diagnostic Solutions, which made test equipment for the automotive manufacturing and service industries, became a separate product group for Teradyne.

Teradyne grew its semiconductor test business with the addition of Nextest and Eagle Test Systems in 2008, serving the flash memory test market and high-volume analog test market, respectively. That same year, Teradyne entered the disk-drive test market with the internally developed Neptune product, which serves the data-intensive internet and computing storage markets.

Teradyne Today
In 2010, Teradyne celebrated its 50th anniversary with one of its strongest years ever. The following year, it acquired LitePoint Corporation, a leading provider of test solutions for wireless products, such as laptop PCs, tablets, home networking and cell phones. With the addition of LitePoint, Teradyne’s product portfolio stretched from wafer test of semiconductor chips to system-level circuit boards to products ready for store shelves.

Teradyne continues to deliver competitive advantage to the world's leading electronics companies with its major business units: Semiconductor Test, System Test, Wireless Test. And with the Company's most recent acquisition of Universal Robots, a company specializing in Collaborative Robots, we have entered the Industrial Automation industry.

It’s been a long journey since Alex and Nick first met at MIT’s armory and we’re proud to carry on the vision they created and the innovative spirit they’ve instilled.


We are looking for talented people, who share our passion and rive, to join our team. Our customers are the world's leading electronics companies and they depend on us to help them get quality products to market. At Teradyne, we ride the wave of technological innovation every day. It's an exciting business! If being part of a global team, is something that excites you, Teradyne may be the place for you.

We dig into our work and encourage input from every team member. You have the opportunity to be recognized, while ultimately defining your own career path. We’re looking for enthusiastic team players who are just as comfortable collaborating with others as working independently in a fast-paced environment.

We offer opportunity for immediate impact. Join a company where your work matters. Engineer a difference.

Think you would be a good fit? Learn what it’s like to work here, read about our comprehensive benefits package or check out our job openings for experienced professionals, college graduates or co-ops.

Every company offers benefits, but when you look at the total picture - that’s when you see the Teradyne difference.

You’ll see and benefit from the Teradyne difference.

  • Profit from the company’s success
  • Enjoy peace of mind with a competitive benefit package
  • Easily further your education

Sharing Success

Employee with Teradyne Sign

Teradyne believes in sharing the company’s success with employees. Share in our success, take advantage of the range of investment options, enjoy the potential benefits of a profit sharing plan and be sure to check out the 15% employee discount in the Stock Purchase Plan.

Savings Plan Plus (SPP)
We believe in letting you determine how best to reach your financial goals. That’s why our SPP program, administered through Fidelity Investments, offers over 20 investment choices.Your personal savings are important to your long-term financial security. Teradyne's SPP program allows you to save additional retirement income, above the benefits provided by Social Security.

The SPP program helps your retirement savings grow by matching your contributions. Most employees will be eligible for company matching contributions. Teradyne will contribute $1 for each $1 you contribute up to 4% of eligible compensation. The company matching contributions will post to your plan account following the end of the year. You may invest up to 50% of your pay, with either pre-tax or after-tax dollars. You are eligible to enroll in this plan the day you start working for Teradyne.

Cash Profit Sharing Plan
Twice each year our Profit Sharing Plan distributes 10% of the company's pre-tax profits to eligible employees. The amount you receive is based on your annual salary. (Please note: LitePoint, Universal Robots and AIT Business Units are not participants in this program).

Stock Purchase Plan
Another way to share in the success of our company is through Teradyne’s Stock Purchase Plan. Employees can invest from 2% to 10% of their pay with this plan every six months. Your contributions will be put towards the purchase of Teradyne stock, which you buy at a 15% discount.

Diversity in our workforce is appreciated and encouraged. Teradyne is a global technology company delivering innovative solutions to complex testing challenges. Technology begins with innovation, which is fueled by creativity and diversity of thought. At Teradyne, we collaborate in teams. The differences between people are appreciated for the value this brings to our business. 

Our People

Teradyne is a leading technology company, but what about the people? We're smart. We're diverse. We share a commitment to our communities. Learn more about the career paths and interests of our employees by reading their profiles. When you learn more about our employees  – you will discover why Teradyne is a great place to share your expertise, build a career and challenge your imagination.

Creating an environment that embraces diversity is critical to our success and to maintaining our reputation as a workplace of choice. We address our commitment to diversity through a robust college recruiting program, community outreach, professional development opportunities and flexible workplace initiatives. When you work at Teradyne, you’re working with some of the smartest people on the planet.

We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination and we believe every person has the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and equal consideration.

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