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(Revised from original 1998 version)
Teradyne, Inc.: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
Alexander d'Arbeloff, Teradyne's founder and CEO, is launching his company into the software and network testing business. He has acquired three external start-ups and is beginning to integrate them with the rest of the company. While Teradyne's core business--semiconductor testing--is doing extremely well, it has been nearly 25 years since Teradyne has started a new business that has proven to be successful.