Tektronix has received a number of Emmys for its contribution to the television industry. Tektronix first Emmy award was in 1976 for "Leadership in development of equipment for verifying television performance in the vertical interval". This May 22, 1976 Oregonian article describes Charlie Rhodes accepting the Emmy and the impact Tektronix equipment had on the industry.
Tektronix second Emmy award was in 1984 for "Continued technical excellence and leadership in television test, measurement, and monitoring technology". The museum has this Emmy on display at the museum.
The museum also has a copy of the program for the Emmy award presentation. Click on the image to view the PDF.
This September 21, 1984 TekWeek article features this Emmy award for Tektronix. Click on the image to view the PDF.
The number of Emmys that Tektronix has received is a bit complicated. Tektronix acquired Grass Valley Group in 1974 and divested of them in 1999. Grass Valley Group acquired Dubner Computer as a subsidiary in 1984 and eliminated the brand in 1991 through integration into Grass Valley Group. Tektronix acquired Lightworks in 1995 and divested of them in 1999.
We believe Tektronix has received a total of 12 Emmys, 7 for Tektronix, 3 for Grass Valley Group (while owned), 1 for Dubner (while owned), and 1 for Lightworks (while owned).
This October 16, 1987 TekWeek features an Emmy awarded to Dubner, a Grass Valley Group subsidiary, for "Colorization™ of black and white video". Click on the image to view the PDF.
Tektronix received an Emmy in 1988 for "Digital intelligence in professional broadcast monitors". We're not quite sure of what to make of this June 17, 1988 TekWeek article. It is clearly the third Emmy won by Tektronix and the 4th if you count the Dubner Emmy.
Grass Valley Group received an Emmy in 1990 for "E-MEM™ effects memory system".
This October 4, 1991 TekWeek features a Tektronix Emmy for "Development of test signals and measuring equipment for performance evaluation of component video systems" and a Grass Valley Group Emmy for "Kadenza™ digital picture processor". Click on the image to view the PDF.
This December 15, 1993 TekWeek features a Tektronix Emmy for "In-plant digital interconnection technology". The Emmy is shared with Sony, SGS Thomson, and SMPTE. Click on the image to view the PDF.
This October 11, 1996 TekWeek features a Grass Valley Group Emmy for "10 bit digital video interfaces". Click on the image to view the PDF.
Also in 1996 Tektronix received an Emmy for the "Profile™ Professional Disk Recorder".
This July 17, 1998 TekWeek features a Tektronix Emmy for "Lightworks and Heavyworks multi-stream editing system". Click on the image to view the PDF.
In 2007 Tektronix received an Emmy for the "Real-time transport stream monitoring for ATSC & DVB conformance".
Come visit the museum to see the Emmy firsthand. You can even take your picture with it!