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Anritsu Company to Sponsor Open PGA TOUR Golf Tournament

Worldwide Test Instrument Leader Active in California Community as Part of Charter to Support Worthy Causes

Anritsu Company announces it is a corporate sponsor of the 2012 Open PGA TOUR tournament to be held at CordeValle in San Martin, CA. The tournament, part of the PGA TOUR's Fall Series, begins competitive rounds on Thursday, October 11, with the Final rounds on Sunday, October 14. Some of golf’s top tour players, including Ernie Els, Davis Love III, John Daly, and defending champion Bryce Molder, are scheduled to compete for the $5 million purse.

"Anritsu is proud to serve as a sponsor of the Open for a third consecutive year. We had an extremely positive experience working with the tournament in the last two years and share its commitment to Silicon Valley. Anritsu is active in the community and will continue to institute our own initiatives complemented by our support of other organizations such as the Open," said Donn Mulder, Anritsu Senior VP and General Manager of the Microwave Measurements Division.

This is the seventh year of the Open, which was established, in part, to make a significant impact on the community through charitable donations. In the last seven years, the Open has raised more than $4 million for charity. In 2011, more than $1 million was donated to organizations.

Proceeds from the 2012 tournament will benefit the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM), a non-profit organization in Palo Alto, CA. Additional proceeds will be awarded to several deserving charities, including The First Tee of Silicon Valley, NCGA Foundation, American Heart Association, Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, and Special Olympics of Northern California.

Founded by John Fry and Steve Sorenson in 1994 in Palo Alto, CA, AIM's chief goal is to expand the frontiers of mathematical knowledge by funding focused research projects and the development of an online mathematics library. AIM is also interested in helping to preserve the history of mathematics through the acquisition and preservation of rare mathematical books and documents, and making these resources available to scholars of mathematical history.

A special highlight this year is tournament honoree Ken Venturi. The 1964 U.S. Open Champion has been a popular CBS golf analyst for over three decades. All four rounds of the tournament will be televised on The Golf Channel.

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About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years.

Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.


Client Contact:
Katherine Van Diepen
Director, Marketing Communications
Anritsu Company
408.778.2000 ext. 1550
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