Keysight completes $1.6bn Ixia acquisition

Keysight Technologies has completed the $1.6bn acquisition of test and measurement business Ixia.

The deal was first announced in January and adds more than 1,800 staff, as well as more than 400 patents, to the Keysight business.

Ron Nersesian, Keysight president and CEO, said: “We are pleased to have quickly brought the Ixia acquisition to completion and excited to add Ixia’s deep bench of talent to the Keysight team.

“This complementary combination accelerates several of our strategies for growth, including expanding our software solutions and software engineering capability. We have also broadened our reach within the communications development lifecycle, and will build and grow Ixia’s established strong position in the fast-growing visibility and security markets.”

According to a statement on the closure of the deal, Ixia counts the top 15 network equipment manufacturers and 47 of the top 50 carriers among its clients, as well as 77 of the Fortune 100 companies.

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