Oregon company donates to Washington State University Vancouver

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Tektronix, an Oregon-based electronics manufacturer, on Thursday announced a donation of test and measurement equipment to Washington State University Vancouver.

The equipment, which is worth $342,000, included various analyzers, oscilloscopes and multimeters to be used in the new $43.5 million Engineering and Computer Science building on the WSUV campus.

The Radio Frequency Research Laboratory and the Basic Electronics Laboratory will be named after Tektronix through 2016. The expansion is part of an economic development project to prepare more engineering graduates for the local high-tech sector.

“We have been encouraged by the growth in high-tech throughout the Pacific Northwest over the last several years,” Kevin Ilcisin, chief technology officer of Tektronix, said in a statement. “In order for that growth to continue, it is vital that we have a strong supply of engineers who are fully prepared to step into the work world.”

Through a bidding process with the state, Tektronix also sold 19 oscilloscopes and other equipment to WSUV for a total price of $88,652, the company announced.