Teradyne Inc.


Teradyne leads the way with products for testing semiconductor chips.

By Alan Dorich

The customer is No. 1 at Teradyne Inc., Senior Director of Global Operations Steve Petter says. “That would be one of the values that comes through here everywhere,” he says. “If you don’t have the customer’s interests at heart, you’re not going to get very far.”

Based in North Reading, Mass., Teradyne provides equipment for testing semiconductor chips. Founders Alex d’Arbeloff and Nick DeWolf initially met at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the late 1940s, but reconnected in 1960 with plans to start their own company.

Teradyne Inc.