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<DESCRIPTION>AMMENDMENT TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

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<PAGE>   1

 

                                                                   EXHIBIT ____

 

 

                                                          FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION

                                                          NO. 04-2272148

                                                              ------------------

 

                        THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

                             WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN

                          Secretary of the Commonwealth

              One Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-1512

 

                              ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT

                    (GENERAL LAWS, CHAPTER 156B, SECTION 72)

 

 

We,               George W. Chamillard                            , *President

    -------------------------------------------------------------

 

and               William B. Asher, Jr.                      , *Assistant Clerk,

    --------------------------------------------------------

 

of                 Teradyne, Inc.                                             ,

   --------------------------------------------------------------------------

                           (Exact name of corporation)

 

located at         321 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA  02118                      ,

           --------------------------------------------------------------------

                (Street address of corporation in Massachusetts)

 

certify that these Articles of Amendment affecting articles numbered:

 

                                        3

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

          (Number those articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and/or 6 being amended)

 

of the Articles of Organization were duly adopted at a meeting

held on   May 25, 2000, by vote of:

          ------  ----

 

<TABLE>

<S>                                                  <C>

99,225,914 shares of Common Stock                    of 172,794,091  shares outstanding,

----------           -------------------------------    -----------

                     (type, class & series, if any)

 

           shares of                                 of              shares outstanding, and

----------           -------------------------------    -----------

                     (type, class & series, if any)

 

           shares of                                 of              shares outstanding,

----------           -------------------------------    -----------

                     (type, class & series, if any)

</TABLE>

 

1**being at least a majority of each type, class or series outstanding and

entitled to vote thereon:

 

*Delete the inapplicable words.             **Delete the inapplicable clause.

1 For amendments adopted pursuant to Chapter 156B, Section 70.

2 For amendments adopted pursuant to Chapter 156B, Section 71.

 

NOTE: IF THE SPACE PROVIDED UNDER ANY ARTICLE OR ITEM ON THIS FORM IS

INSUFFICIENT, ADDITIONS SHALL BE SET FORTH ON ONE SIDE ONLY OF SEPARATE

8 1/2 X 11 SHEETS OF PAPER WITH A LEFT MARGIN OF AT LEAST 1 INCH. ADDITIONS TO

MORE THAN ONE ARTICLE MAY BE MADE ON A SINGLE SHEET SO LONG AS EACH ARTICLE

REQUIRING EACH ADDITION IS CLEARLY INDICATED.

 

-------------

Examiner

 

 

 

------------

Name

Approved

 

 

 

 C   [ ]

 

 P   [ ]

 

 M   [ ]

 

R.A. [ ]

 

 

 

 

 

----------

P.C.

 

<PAGE>   2

 

 

To change the number of shares and the par value (if any) of any type, class or

series of stock which the corporation is authorized to issue, fill in the

following:

 

The total presently authorized is:

 

<TABLE>

<CAPTION>

 

-------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------

            WITHOUT PAR VALUE STOCKS                                      WITH PAR VALUE STOCKS

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

      TYPE                NUMBER OF SHARES             TYPE             NUMBER OF SHARES               PAR VALUE

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

<S>                <C>                             <C>           <C>                             <C>

Common:                                            Common:                250,000,000                    $.125

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

 

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

Preferred:                                         Preferred:

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

 

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

</TABLE>

 

Change the total authorized to:

 

<TABLE>

<CAPTION>

-------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------

            WITHOUT PAR VALUE STOCKS                                      WITH PAR VALUE STOCKS

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

      TYPE                NUMBER OF SHARES             TYPE             NUMBER OF SHARES               PAR VALUE

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

<S>                <C>                             <C>           <C>                             <C>

Common:                                            Common:               1,000,000,000                   $.125

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

 

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

Preferred:                                         Preferred:

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

 

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

</TABLE>

 

 

<PAGE>   3

 

 

 

 

The foregoing amendment(s) will become effective when these Articles of

Amendment are filed in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 156B, Section 6

unless these articles specify, in accordance with the vote adopting the

amendment, a later effective date not more than thirty days after such filing,

in which event the amendment will become effective on such later date.

 

Later effective date:                                         .

                       ---------------------------------------

 

SIGNED UNDER THE PENALTIES OF PERJURY, this 12th day of    June    , 2000,

                                            ----        ----------   ----

 

/s/ George W. Chamillard                                          , *President

-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

/s/ William B. Asher, Jr.                                      *Assistant Clerk.

--------------------------------------------------------------,

 

*Delete the inapplicable words.

 

 

<PAGE>   4

 

 

                        THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

 

                              ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT

                    (GENERAL LAWS, CHAPTER 156B, SECTION 72)

 

 

     =================================================================

 

     I hereby approve the within Articles of Amendment and, the filing

     fee in the amount of $ 750,000 having been paid, said articles

     are deemed to have been filed with me this 13th day of June 2000.

 

 

 

     Effective date:            June 13, 2000

                    --------------------------------------

 

 

 

 

                             WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN

                          Secretary of the Commonwealth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         TO BE FILLED IN BY CORPORATION

                      PHOTOCOPY OF DOCUMENT TO BE SENT TO:

 

                       Dana L. Keith, Corporate Paralegal

     -----------------------------------------------------------------

 

                       Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP

     -----------------------------------------------------------------

 

                       125 High Street, Boston, MA  02110

     -----------------------------------------------------------------

 

                       Telephone:    (617)248-7874

     -----------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

<PAGE>   5

 

 

                                                          FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION

                                                          NO.   04-2272148

                                                             -------------------

 

                        THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

                             WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN

                          Secretary of the Commonwealth

              One Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-1512

 

                              ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT

                    (GENERAL LAWS, CHAPTER 156B, SECTION 72)

 

We,                        George W. Chamillard                    , *President

    --------------------------------------------------------------

 

and                        Donald G. Leka                    , *Assistant Clerk,

    --------------------------------------------------------

 

of                         Teradyne, Inc.                                      ,

   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

                           (Exact name of corporation)

 

located at      321 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts  02118              ,

           -------------------------------------------------------------------

                (Street address of corporation in Massachusetts)

 

certify that these Articles of Amendment affecting articles numbered:

 

                             Article 3

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

          (Number those articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and/or 6 being amended)

 

of the Articles of Organization were duly adopted at a meeting held on May 23 ,

1996, by vote of:

 

<TABLE>

 

<S>                                                                    <C>

63,652,370         shares of     Common Stock                  of      71,452,818          shares outstanding,

------------------               -----------------------------         ------------

                                 (type, class & series, if any)

                   shares of                                   of                          shares outstanding, and

------------------               -----------------------------         ------------

                                 (type, class & series, if any)

                   shares of                                   of                          shares outstanding,

------------------               -----------------------------         ------------

                                 (type, class & series, if any)

</TABLE>

 

1**being at least a majority of each type, class or series outstanding and

entitled to vote thereon:

 

*Delete the inapplicable words.             **Delete the inapplicable clause.

1 For amendments adopted pursuant to Chapter 156B, Section 70.

2 For amendments adopted pursuant to Chapter 156B, Section 71.

NOTE: IF THE SPACE PROVIDED UNDER ANY ARTICLE OR ITEM ON THIS FORM IS

INSUFFICIENT, ADDITIONS SHALL BE SET FORTH ON ONE SIDE ONLY OF

SEPARATE 8 1/2 X 11 SHEETS OF PAPER WITH A LEFT MARGIN OF AT LEAST 1 INCH.

ADDITIONS TO MORE THAN ONE ARTICLE MAY BE MADE ON A SINGLE SHEET SO LONG AS EACH

ARTICLE REQUIRING EACH ADDITION IS CLEARLY INDICATED.

 

 

-------------

Examiner

 

 

 

------------

Name

Approved

 

 

 

 C   [ ]

 

 P   [ ]

 

 M   [ ]

 

R.A. [ ]

 

 

 

-------------

P.C.

 

 

<PAGE>   6

 

 

 

 

To change the number of shares and the par value (if any) of any type, class or

series of stock which the corporation is authorized to issue, fill in the

following:

 

The total presently authorized is:

 

<TABLE>

<CAPTION>

-------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------

 

            WITHOUT PAR VALUE STOCKS                                      WITH PAR VALUE STOCKS

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

      TYPE                NUMBER OF SHARES             TYPE             NUMBER OF SHARES               PAR VALUE

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

<S>                <C>                             <C>           <C>                             <C>

Common:                                            Common:                125,000,000                   $0.125

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

 

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

Preferred:                                         Preferred:

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

 

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

</TABLE>

 

Change the total authorized to:

 

<TABLE>

<CAPTION>

-------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------

            WITHOUT PAR VALUE STOCKS                                      WITH PAR VALUE STOCKS

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

      TYPE                NUMBER OF SHARES             TYPE             NUMBER OF SHARES               PAR VALUE

-------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------

<S>                <C>                             <C>           <C>                             <C>

Common:                                            Common:                250,000,000                   $0.125

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

 

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

Preferred:                                         Preferred:

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

 

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

</TABLE>

 

 

 

 

<PAGE>   7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The foregoing amendment(s) will become effective when these Articles of

Amendment are filed in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 156B, Section 6

unless these articles specify, in accordance with the vote adopting the

amendment, a later effective date not more than thirty days after such filing,

in which event the amendment will become effective on such later date.

 

Later effective date:                                         .

                       ---------------------------------------

 

SIGNED UNDER THE PENALTIES OF PERJURY, this  31  day of   July       , 1996,

                                            ----        -------------    --

 

     /s/ George Chamillard                                         , *President

------------------------------------------------------------------

 

     /s/ Donald G. Leka                                      , *Assistant Clerk.

------------------------------------------------------------

 

*Delete the inapplicable words.

 

 

<PAGE>   8

 

 

                        THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

 

                              ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT

                    (GENERAL LAWS, CHAPTER 156B, SECTION 72)

 

 

                ============================================================

 

                I hereby approve the within Articles of Amendment

                and, the filing fee in the amount of $125,000 having

                been paid, said articles are deemed to have been

                filed with me this 31st day of July 1996 .

 

 

 

                Effective date:

                               --------------------------------------------

 

 

                              /s/ William F. Galvin

 

                             WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN

                          Secretary of the Commonwealth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         TO BE FILLED IN BY CORPORATION

                      PHOTOCOPY OF DOCUMENT TO BE SENT TO:

 

                          Kevin M. Barry, Esq.

                --------------------------------------------------

                          Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP

                          125 High Street

                --------------------------------------------------

 

                          Boston, MA  02110

                --------------------------------------------------

 

 

<PAGE>   9

 

                                                          FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION

                                                          NO.   04-2272148

                                                             -------------------

 

 

                        THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

                             WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN

                          Secretary of the Commonwealth

                One Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02108

 

                              ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT

                    (GENERAL LAWS, CHAPTER 156B, SECTION 72)

 

We,                        Owen W. Robbins                     , *Vice President

    ----------------------------------------------------------

 

and                        Donald G. Leka                    , *Assistant Clerk

    --------------------------------------------------------

 

of                         Teradyne, Inc.                                     ,

   --------------------------------------------------------------------------

                           (Exact name of corporation)

 

located at       321 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts  02118            ,

           ------------------------------------------------------------------

                (Street address of corporation in Massachusetts)

 

certify that these Articles of Amendment affecting articles numbered:

 

                           Article 3

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

          (Number those articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and/or 6 being amended)

 

of the Articles of Organization were duly adopted at a meeting held on

May 24, 1995, by vote of:

------    --

 

<TABLE>

 

<S>                                                                       <C>

26,581,818         shares of       Common Stock                   of      37,173,315       shares outstanding,

------------------                 ---------------------------         -----------------

                                   (type, class & series, if any)

                   shares of                                      of                       shares outstanding, and

------------------                 ---------------------------         -----------------

                                   (type, class & series, if any)

                   shares of                                      of                       shares outstanding,

------------------                 ---------------------------         -----------------

                                   (type, class & series, if any)

</TABLE>

 

1**being at least a majority of each type, class or series outstanding and

entitled to vote thereon:

 

*Delete the inapplicable words.             **Delete the inapplicable clause.

1 For amendments adopted pursuant to Chapter 156B, Section 70.

2 For amendments adopted pursuant to Chapter 156B, Section 71.

 

NOTE: IF THE SPACE PROVIDED UNDER ANY ARTICLE OR ITEM ON THIS FORM IS

INSUFFICIENT, ADDITIONS SHALL BE SET FORTH ON ONE SIDE ONLY OF SEPARATE

8 1/2 X 11 SHEETS OF PAPER WITH A LEFT MARGIN OF AT LEAST 1 INCH. ADDITIONS TO

MORE THAN ONE ARTICLE MAY BE MADE ON A SINGLE SHEET SO LONG AS EACH ARTICLE

REQUIRING EACH ADDITION IS CLEARLY INDICATED.

 

 

-------------

Examiner

 

 

 

------------

Name

Approved

 

 

 

 C   [ ]

 

 P   [ ]

 

 M   [ ]

 

R.A. [ ]

 

 

 

 

 

-------------

P.C.

 

 

<PAGE>   10

 

 

 

To change the number of shares and the par value (if any) of any type, class or

series of stock which the corporation is authorized to issue, fill in the

following:

 

The total presently authorized is:

 

<TABLE>

<CAPTION>

-------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------

            WITHOUT PAR VALUE STOCKS                                      WITH PAR VALUE STOCKS

-------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------

      TYPE                NUMBER OF SHARES             TYPE             NUMBER OF SHARES               PAR VALUE

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

<S>                <C>                             <C>           <C>                             <C>

Common:                                            Common:                 75,000,000                   $0.125

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

 

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

Preferred:                                         Preferred:

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

 

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

</TABLE>

 

Change the total authorized to:

 

<TABLE>

<CAPTION>

-------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------

            WITHOUT PAR VALUE STOCKS                                      WITH PAR VALUE STOCKS

-------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------

      TYPE                NUMBER OF SHARES             TYPE             NUMBER OF SHARES               PAR VALUE

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

<S>                <C>                             <C>           <C>                             <C>

Common:                                            Common:                125,000,000                   $0.125

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

 

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

Preferred:                                         Preferred:

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

 

------------------ ------------------------------- ------------- ------------------------------- ----------------------

</TABLE>

 

 

<PAGE>   11

 

 

 

 

 

The foregoing amendment(s) will become effective when these Articles of

Amendment are filed in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 156B, Section 6

unless these articles specify, in accordance with the vote adopting the

amendment, a later effective date not more than thirty days after such filing,

in which event the amendment will become effective on such later date.

 

Later effective date:                                         .

                       ---------------------------------------

 

SIGNED UNDER THE PENALTIES OF PERJURY, this  14th  day of  July  , 1995,

                                            ------        ------     --

 

   /s/ Owen W. Robbins                                Executive Vice, *President

--------------------------------------------------------------------

 

  /s/  Donald G. Leka                                          Assistant, *Clerk

------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

*Delete the inapplicable words.

 

 

<PAGE>   12

 

 

                        THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

 

                              ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT

                    (GENERAL LAWS, CHAPTER 156B, SECTION 72)

 

 

            =========================================================

 

            I hereby approve the within Articles of Amendment

            and, the filing fee in the amount of $50,000.00

            having been paid, said articles are deemed to have

            been filed with me this 17th day of July 1995 .

 

 

 

 

 

                           /s/ William Francis Galvin

 

                             WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN

                          Secretary of the Commonwealth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         TO BE FILLED IN BY CORPORATION

                      PHOTOCOPY OF DOCUMENT TO BE SENT TO:

 

                         Kevin M. Barry, Esq.

            -------------------------------------------------------

                         Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault

                         53 State Street, Exchange Place

            -------------------------------------------------------

 

                         Boston, MA  02109

            -------------------------------------------------------

 

 

 

<PAGE>   13

 

 

 

                                                          Federal Identification

                                                               No.    04-2272148

                                                                  --------------

                                                                    Fee: $250.00

 

 

                        THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

                             Michael Joseph Connolly

                               Secretary of State

                One Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02108

 

            ARTICLES OF MERGER OF PARENT AND SUBSIDIARY CORPORATIONS

                     (General Laws Chapter 156B, Section 82)

 

 

We,      Owen W. Robbins and William B. Asher, Jr.          Vice President* and

    -------------------------------------------------------

 

    / Assistant Clerk of         Teradyne, Inc.

                            ----------------------------------------------------

 

organized under the laws of Massachusetts and herein called the parent

                            -------------

corporation, do hereby certify as follows:

 

1.   That the subsidiary corporation(s) to be merged into the parent corporation

are as follows:

 

       NAME                    STATE OF ORGANIZATION      DATE OF ORGANIZATION

 

AIDA Corporation                      California              6/15/84

Zehntel, Inc.                         Delaware                10/24/75

 

2.   That the parent corporation owns at least ninety percent of the outstanding

shares of each class of the stock of each subsidiary corporation to be merged

into the parent corporation.

 

3.   That in the case of each of the above-named corporations the laws of the

state of its organization, if other than Massachusetts, permit the merger herein

provided for and that all action required under the laws of each such state in

connection with this merger has been duly taken. (If all the corporations are

organized under the laws of Massachusetts and if General Laws, Chapter 156B is

applicable to them, then Paragraph 3 may be deleted.)

 

*Delete the inapplicable words. In case the parent corporation is organized

under the laws of a state other than Massachusetts, these articles are to be

signed by officers having corresponding powers and duties.

 

 

 

-------------

Examiner

 

 

 

------------

Name

Approved

 

 

 

 C   [ ]

 

 P   [ ]

 

 M   [ ]

 

R.A. [ ]

 

 

 

-------------

P.C.

 

<PAGE>   14

 

 

4.   That at a meeting of the directors of the parent corporation, the following

vote, pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 156B, Section 82, was duly adopted:

 

 

                             See Continuation Sheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Votes for which the space provided above is not sufficient should be set

out on continuation sheets to be numbered 2A, 2B, etc. Continuation sheets must

have a left-hand margin 1 inch wide for binding. Only one side should be used.

 

 

<PAGE>   15

 

 

5.   The effective date of the merger shall be the date approved and filed by

the Secretary of the Commonwealth. If a later effective date is desired, specify

such date, which shall not be more than thirty days after the date of filing:

 

                            See Continuation Sheets

 

 

 

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF and under the penalties of perjury we have hereto signed

our names this   27th  day of  December, 1989__________________.

                 ----          --------

 

 

                                        /s/ Owen W. Robbins, Vice President

                                        ------------------

 

 

                                        /s/ William B. Asher, Assistant Clerk

                                        -------------------

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Delete the inapplicable words. In case the parent corporation is organized

under the laws of a state other than Massachusetts, these articles are to be

signed by officers having corresponding powers and duties.

 

<PAGE>   16

 

 

                               Continuation Sheet

 

 

                           MERGER OF AIDA CORPORATION

 

VOTED:    That the Agreement and Plan of Merger in the form attached hereto,

          providing for the merger of the Corporation's wholly-owned subsidiary,

          AIDA Corporation, with and into the corporation, with the Corporation

          constituting the surviving corporation, be, and hereby is, approved,

          with such changes therein or additions thereto as the officers

          executing the same shall approve, such approval to be evidenced

          conclusively by their execution and delivery thereof; and that the

          President or any Vice-President and Clerk or Assistant Clerk of the

          Corporation be, and they hereby are, authorized and empowered to

          execute and deliver the Agreement and Plan of Merger on behalf of the

          Corporation.

 

VOTED:    That the President or any Vice-President and the Clerk or Assistant

          Clerk of the Corporation be, and hereby are, authorized and empowered

          to execute, acknowledge and file on behalf of the Corporation, the

          Certificate of Ownership in the form attached hereto, with the office

          of the Secretary of State for the State of California.

 

VOTED:    At or after the effective date of the merger of AIDA Corporation with

          and into the Corporation, all debts, liabilities and duties of AIDA

          Corporation shall attach to the Corporation and may be enforced

          against the Corporation to the same extent as if such debts,

          liabilities and duties had been incurred or contracted by the

          Corporation.

 

VOTED:    That the President or any Vice President and the Clerk or Assistant

          Clerk of the Corporation be, and hereby are, authorized and empowered

          to execute, acknowledge and file on behalf of the Corporation, the

          Articles of Merger in the form attached hereto, with the office of the

          Secretary of State of Massachusetts.

 

VOTED:    That the effective date of such foregoing merger is and shall be

          January 1, 1990

 

VOTED:    That the proper officers of the Corporation be, and each of them

          singly hereby is, authorized and empowered to execute and deliver such

          documents, instruments and certificates, make any payments and to take

          all actions as in his judgment may be necessary, desirable or

          appropriate in order to effectuate the intent and purposes of the

          foregoing resolutions.

 

 

<PAGE>   17

                               Continuation Sheet

 

                             Merger of Zehntel, Inc.

 

VOTED:    That the Agreement and Plan of Merger in the form attached hereto,

          providing for the merger of the Corporation's wholly-owned subsidiary,

          Zehntel, Inc. with and into the corporation, with the Corporation

          constituting the surviving corporation, be, and hereby is, approved,

          with such changes therein or additions thereto as the officers

          executing the same shall approve, such approval to be evidenced

          conclusively by their execution and delivery thereof; and that the

          President or any Vice-President and Clerk or Assistant Clerk of the

          Corporation be, and they hereby are, authorized and empowered to

          execute and deliver the Agreement and Plan of Merger on behalf of the

          Corporation.

 

VOTED:    That the President or any Vice-President and the clerk or Assistant

          clerk of the Corporation be, and hereby are, authorized and empowered

          to execute, acknowledge and file on behalf of the Corporation, the

          Certificate of Ownership and Merger in the form attached hereto, with

          the office of the Secretary of State for the State of Delaware and a

          certified copy thereof in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of New

          Castle County in accordance with the General Corporation Law of the

          State of Delaware.

 

VOTED:    That the President or any Vice-President and the Clerk of Assistant

          Clerk of the corporation be, and hereby are, authorized and empowered

          to execute, acknowledge and file on behalf of the Corporation, the

          Articles of Merger in the form attached as hereto, with the office of

          the Secretary of State of Massachusetts and a certified copy thereof

          in the Registry of Deeds in accordance with the Business Corporation

          Law of Massachusetts.

 

VOTED:    That the effective date of such foregoing merger is and shall be

          January 1, 1990.

 

VOTED:    That the proper officers of the Corporation be, and each of them

          singly hereby is, authorized and empowered to execute and deliver such

          documents, instruments and certificates, make any payments and to take

          all actions as in his judgment may be necessary, desirable or

          appropriate in order to effectuate the intent and purposes of the

          foregoing resolutions.

 

 

<PAGE>   18

 

 

                        THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

 

            ARTICLES OF MERGER OF PARENT AND SUBSIDIARY CORPORATIONS

                    (GENERAL LAWS, CHAPTER 156B, SECTION 82)

 

                      ====================================

 

     I hereby approve the within Articles of Merger of Parent and Subsidiary

           Corporations and, the filing fee in the amount of $250.00,

                                                             -------

      having been paid, said articles are deemed to have been filed with me

                         this 28th day of December, 1989

                              ----        ---------

 

                             Effective date: 1/1/90

                                            ------------

 

 

 

                           /s/ Michael Joseph Connolly

                             MICHAEL JOSEPH CONNOLLY

                               Secretary of State

 

 

 

 

 

                         TO BE FILLED IN BY CORPORATION

                      Photocopy of document to be sent to:

 

 

                             Leslie S. White, Esq.

                        --------------------------------------

                             c/o Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault

                        --------------------------------------

                             53 State Street, Exchange Place

                        --------------------------------------

                             Boston, MA 02109

                        ----------------------------------

                             Telephone:  (617) 367-7500

                        ----------------------------------

 

 

<PAGE>   19

 

 

 

 

                                                          Federal Identification

                                                                 No.  04-2272148

                                                                   -------------

                                                                    Fee: $250.00

 

 

                        THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

                             William Francis Galvin

                          Secretary of the Commonwealth

              One Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-1512

 

            ARTICLES OF MERGER OF PARENT AND SUBSIDIARY CORPORATIONS

                     (General Laws Chapter 156B, Section 82)

 

We,      Owen W. Robbins and William B. Asher                Vice President* and

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Assistant Clerk of          Teradyne, Inc.  (S)

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organized under the laws of Massachusetts and herein called the parent

corporation, certify as follows:

 

1.   That the subsidiary corporation(s) to be merged into the parent corporation

     are:

 

        NAME                        STATE OF ORGANIZATION   DATE OF ORGANIZATION

 

CASE Technology, Inc.               California              1/21/83

 

Teradyne Central, Inc.              Delaware                12/15/72

 

Teradyne Connection Systems, Inc.   Massachusetts           10/16/68

 

2.

 

3.

 

*Delete the inapplicable words. In case the parent corporation is organized

under the laws of a state other than Massachusetts, these articles are to be

signed by officers having corresponding powers and duties.

 

 

 

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Examiner

 

 

 

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4.   That at a meeting of the directors of the parent corporation, the following

vote, pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 156B, Section 82, Subsection (a) was

duly adopted:

 

 

                             See Continuation Sheets

 

5.   The effective date of the merger shall be the date approved and filed by

the Secretary of the Commonwealth. If a later effective date is desired, specify

such date, which shall not be more than thirty days after the date of filing:

 

                             See Continuation Sheets

 

 

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF and under the penalties of perjury we have hereto signed

our names this 27th day of December, 1989.

 

 

                                        /s/ Owen W. Robbins  Vice President*

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                                        /s/ William B. Asher Assistant Clerk*

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*Delete the inapplicable words. In case the parent corporation is organized

under the laws of a state other than Massachusetts, these articles are to be

signed by officers having corresponding powers and duties.

 

 

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                        THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

 

            ARTICLES OF MERGER OF PARENT AND SUBSIDIARY CORPORATIONS

                    (GENERAL LAWS, CHAPTER 156B, SECTION 82)

 

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     I hereby approve the within Articles of Merger of Parent and Subsidiary

           Corporations and, the filing fee in the amount of $250.00,

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      having been paid, said articles are deemed to have been filed with me

                         this 28th day of December, 1989

 

 

                        Effective date: December 31, 1989

 

 

 

 

                             MICHAEL JOSEPH CANNILY

                          Secretary of the Commonwealth

 

 

 

 

 

                         TO BE FILLED IN BY CORPORATION

                      Photocopy of document to be sent to:

 

 

                              Leslie S. White, Esq.

                         c/o Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault

                         53 State Street, Exchange Place

                                Boston, MA 02109

 

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                            Telephone: (617) 367-7500

 

 

 

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                               Continuation Sheet

 

                        MERGER OF TERADYNE CENTRAL, INC.

 

 

VOTED:    That the Agreement and Plan of Merger in the form attached hereto,

          providing for the merger of the corporation's wholly-owned subsidiary,

          Teradyne Central, Inc., with and into the corporation, with the

          Corporation constituting the surviving corporation, be, and hereby is,

          approved, with such changes therein or additions thereto as the

          officers executing the same shall approve, such approval to be

          evidenced conclusively by their execution and delivery thereof; and

          that the President or any Vice-President and Clerk or assistant Clerk

          of the Corporation be, and they hereby are, authorized and empowered

          to execute and deliver the Agreement and Plan of Merger on behalf of

          the Corporation.

 

VOTED:    That the President or any Vice-President and the Clerk or Assistant

          Clerk of the Corporation be, and hereby are, authorized and empowered

          to execute, acknowledge and file on behalf of the Corporation, the

          Certificate of Ownership and Merger in the form attached hereto, with

          the office of the Secretary of State for the State of Delaware and a

          certified copy thereof in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of New

          Castle County in accordance with the General Corporation Law of the

          State of Delaware.

 

VOTED:    That the President or any Vice-President and the Clerk or Assistant

          Clerk of the corporation be, and hereby are, authorized and empowered

          to execute, acknowledge and file on behalf of the Corporation, the

          Articles of Merger in the form attached as hereto, with the office of

          the Secretary of State of Massachusetts and a certified copy thereof

          in the Registry Of Deeds in accordance with the Business Corporation

          Law of Massachusetts.

 

VOTED:    That the effective date of such foregoing merger is and shall be

          December 31, 1990.

 

VOTED:    That the proper officers of the Corporation be, and each of them

          singly hereby is, authorized and empowered to execute and deliver such

          documents, instruments and certificates, make any payments and to take

          all actions as in his judgment may be necessary, desirable or

          appropriate in order to effectuate the intent and purposes of the

          foregoing resolutions.

 

 

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                               Continuation Sheet

 

                   Merger of Teradyne Connection Systems, Inc.

 

VOTED:    That the Agreement and Plan of Merger in the form attached hereto,

          providing for the merger of the Corporation's wholly-owned subsidiary,

          Teradyne Connection Systems, Inc. with and into the Corporation, with

          the Corporation constituting the surviving corporation, be, and hereby

          is, approved, with such changes therein or additions thereto as the

          officers executing the same shall approve, such approval to be

          evidenced conclusively by their execution and delivery thereof; and

          that the President or any Vice-President and Clerk or Assistant Clerk

          of the Corporation be, and they hereby are, authorized and empowered

          to execute and deliver the Agreement and Plan of Merger on behalf of

          the Corporation.

 

VOTED:    That the President or any Vice-President and the Clerk or Assistant

          Clerk of the Corporation be, and hereby are, authorized and empowered

          to execute, acknowledge and file on behalf of the Corporation, the

          Certificate of Ownership and Merger in the form attached hereto, with

          the office of the Secretary of State of State of Massachusetts and a

          certified copy thereof in the office of the Registry of Deeds of in

          accordance with the General Corporation Law of Massachusetts.

 

VOTED:    That the effective date of such foregoing merger is and shall be

          December 31, 1989.

 

VOTED:    That the proper officers of the Corporation be, and each of them

          singly hereby is, authorized and empowered to execute and deliver such

          documents, instruments and certificates, make any payments and to take

          all actions as in his judgment may be necessary, desirable or

          appropriate in order to effectuate the intent and purposes of the

          foregoing resolutions.

 

 

 

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                               Continuation Sheet

 

                         Merger of CASE Technology Inc.

 

 

VOTED:    That the Agreement and Plan of Merger in the form attached hereto,

          providing for the merger of the Corporation's wholly-owned subsidiary,

          CASE Technology Inc., with and into the Corporation, with the

          corporation constituting the surviving corporation, or additions

          thereto as the officers executing the same shall approve, such

          approval to be evidenced conclusively by their execution and delivery

          thereof; and that the President or any Vice-President and Clerk or

          Assistant Clerk of the Corporation be, and they hereby are, authorized

          and empowered to execute and deliver the Agreement and Plan of Merger

          on behalf of the Corporation.

 

VOTED:    That the President or any Vice-President and the clerk or Assistant

          clerk of the corporation be, and hereby are, authorized and empowered

          to execute, acknowledge and file on behalf of the Corporation, the

          Certificate of Ownership and Merger in the form attached hereto, with

          the office of the Secretary of State for the State of California.

 

VOTED:    At and after the effective date of the merger of CASE Technology Inc.

          with and into the Corporation, all debts, liabilities and duties of

          CASE Technology Inc. shall attach to the Corporation and may be

          enforced against the Corporation to the same extent as if such debts,

          liabilities and duties had been incurred or contracted by the

          Corporation.

 

VOTED:    That the President or any Vice-President and the Clerk or Assistant

          Clerk of the Corporation be, and hereby are, authorized and empowered

          to execute, acknowledge and file on behalf of the Corporation, the

          Articles of Merger in the form attached as hereto, with the office of

          the Secretary of State of Massachusetts and a certified copy thereof

          in the Registry of Deeds in accordance with the Business Corporation

          Law of Massachusetts.

 

VOTED:    That the effective date of such foregoing merger is and shall be

          December 31, 1989.

 

VOTED:    That the proper officers of the Corporation be, and each of them

          singly hereby is, authorized and empowered to execute and deliver such

          documents, instruments and certificates, make any payments and to take

          all actions as in his judgment may be necessary, desirable or

          appropriate in order to effectuate the intent and purposes of the

          foregoing resolutions.

 

 

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                        THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

__________                    MICHAEL JOSEPH CONNOLLY        FEDERAL

Examiner                        Secretary of State           IDENTIFICATION NO.:

                               ONE ASHBURTON PLACE           04-2272148

                               BOSTON, MASS 02108

 

                                   ARTICLES OF

                   MERGER OF PARENT AND SUBSIDIARY CORPORATION

               PURSUANT TO GENERAL LAWS, CHAPTER 156B, SECTION 82

 

       The fee for filing this certificate is prescribed by General Laws,

              Chapter 156B, Section 114. Make check payable to the

                         Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

                                     * * * *

 

We,       Owen W. Robbins and William B. Asher,                 Vice President*

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and /Assistant Clerk* of              Teradyne, Inc.,

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organized under the laws of Massachusetts and herein called the parent

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corporation, do hereby certify as follows:

 

     1.   That the subsidiary corporation(s) to be merged into the parent

corporation are/is as follows:

 

Name                             State of Organization     Date of Organization

 

1.  Teradyne Digitest, Inc.      Delaware                  April 14, 1978

 

 

 

 

 

 

     2.   That the parent corporation owns at least ninety per cent of the

outstanding shares of each class of the stock of each subsidiary corporation to

be merged into the parent corporation.

 

     3.   That in the case of each of the above-named corporations the laws of

the state of its organization, if other than Massachusetts, permit the merger

herein provided for and that all action required under the laws of each such

state in connection with this merger has been duly taken. (If all the

corporations are organized under the laws of the Massachusetts and if General

Laws, Chapter 156B is applicable to them, then Paragraph 3 may be deleted).

 

 

 

*    Delete the inapplicable words. In case the parent corporation is organized

     under the laws of a state other than Massachusetts these articles are to be

     signed by officers having corresponding powers and duties.

 

 

 

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*    Delete the inapplicable words. In case the parent corporation is organized

     under the laws of a state other than Massachusetts these articles are to be

     signed by officers having corresponding powers and duties.

 

 

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     4.   That at a meeting of the directors of the parent corporation the

following vote, pursuant to subsection (a) of General Laws. Chapter 156B,

Section 82, was duly adopted:

 

     VOTED:    That the Agreement and Plan of Merger in the form attached as

               EXHIBIT A hereto, providing for the merger of Teradyne Digitest,

               Inc. with and into Teradyne, Inc., with Teradyne, Inc.

               constituting the surviving corporation, be, and hereby is,

               approved, with such changes therein or additions thereto as the

               officers executing the same shall approve, such approval to be

               evidenced conclusively by their execution and delivery thereof;

               and that the President or any Vice-President and Clerk or

               Assistant Clerk of the Company be, and they hereby are,

               authorized and empowered to execute and deliver the Agreement and

               Plan of Merger on behalf of Teradyne, Inc.

 

     VOTED:    That the President or any Vice-President and the Clerk or

               Assistant Clerk of Teradyne, inc. be, and hereby are, authorized

               and empowered to execute, acknowledge and file on behalf of

               Teradyne, Inc., the Articles of Merger in the form attached as

               hereto, with the office of the Secretary of State of

               Massachusetts.

 

     VOTED:    That the effective date of such foregoing merger is and shall be

               December 31, 1988.

 

     VOTED:    That the proper officers of Teradyne, Inc. be, and each of them

               singly hereby is, authorized and empowered to execute and deliver

               such documents, instruments and certificates, make any payments

               and to take all actions as in his judgment may be necessary,

               desirable or appropriate in order to effectuate the intent and

               purposes of the foregoing resolutions.

 

 

 

 

NOTE:    Notes for which the space provided above is not sufficient should be

         set out on continuation sheets to be numbered 2A, 2B etc. Continuation

         sheets must have a left-hand margin 1 inch wide for binding. Only one

         side should be used.

 

 

 

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     5.   The effective date of the merger as specified in the vote set out

under Paragraph 4 is

 

                                December 31, 1988

 

     6.   (This Paragraph 6 may be deleted if the parent corporation is

organized under the laws of Massachusetts.) The parent corporation hereby agrees

that it may be sued in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for any prior

obligation of any subsidiary corporation organized under the laws of

Massachusetts with which it has merged, and any obligation hereafter incurred by

the parent corporation, including the obligation created by subsection (e) of

General Laws, Chapter 156B, Section 82, so long as any liability remains

outstanding against the parent corporation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

and it hereby irrevocably appoints the Secretary of the Commonwealth as its

agent to accept service of process for the enforcement of any such obligations,

including taxes, in the same manner as provided in Chapter 181.

 

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF and under the penalties of perjury we have hereto signed

our names this 29th day of December, 1988.

 

                                             /s/ Owen W. Robbins

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                                             Vice President*

 

 

                                             /s/ William B. Asher

                                             ------------------------------

                                             Assistant Clerk*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*    Delete the inapplicable words. In case the parent corporation is organized

     under the laws of a state other than Massachusetts these articles are to be

     signed by officers having corresponding powers and duties.

 

 

 

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                          COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

            ARTICLES OF MERGER OF PARENT AND SUBSIDIARY CORPORATIONS

 

                    (General Laws, Chapter 156B, Section 82)

 

     I hereby approve the within articles of merger of parent and subsidiary

corporations and, the filing fee in the amount of $200.00 having been paid, said

articles are deemed to have been filed with me this 29th day of December, 1988.

                                                    ----        --------

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECEMBER 31, 1988

 

 

 

                                              /s/ Michael Joseph Connolly

                                                MICHAEL JOSEPH CONNOLLY

                                                  Secretary of State

 

 

 

 

                         TO BE FILLED IN BY CORPORATION

                         Photo Copy of Merger to Be Sent

 

                            TO: Leslie S. White, Esq.

                         c/o Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault

                                 53 State Street

                                Boston, MA 02109

                            Telephone: (617) 367-7500

 

 

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                  THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

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Examiner

          OFFICE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS SECRETARY OF STATE  FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION

                 MICHAEL JOSEPH CONNOLLY, Secretary

              ONE ASHBURTON PLACE, BOSTON, MASS. 02108    NO. 04-2272148

 

 

 

                              ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT

 

                     General Laws, Chapter 156B, Section 72

 

          This certificate must be submitted to the Secretary of the

     Commonwealth within sixty days after the date of the vote of stockholders

     adopting the amendment. The fee for filing this certificate is prescribed

     by General Laws, Chapter 156B, Section 114. Make check payable to the

     Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

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     and We,      Alexander V. d'Arbeloff,                          , President

                  Richard J. Testa,                                 , Clerk of

 

                                    TERADYNE

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                              (Name of Corporation)

 

     located at 321 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02118

 

     do hereby certify that the following amendment to the articles of

     reorganization of the corporation was duly adopted at a meeting held on May

     8, 1987, by vote of

 

     17,740,199 shares of common stock out of 23,898,176 shares outstanding

 

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approved

 

 

     CROSS OUT        being at least two-thirds of each class outstanding and

     INAPPLICABLE     entitled to vote thereon and of each class or series of

     CLAUSE           stock whose rights are adversely affected thereby:(2)

 

 

 

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     (1) For amendments adopted pursuant to Chapter 156B, Section 70.

     (2) For amendments adopted pursuant to Chapter 156B Section 71.

 

     Note: If the space provided under any amendments or item on this form is

     insufficient, additions shall be set forth on separate 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of

     paper leaving a left hand margin of at least 1 inch for binding.

 

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     Additions to more than one Amendment may be continued on a single sheet so

     long as each Amendment requiring each such addition is clearly indicated.

 

 

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TO CHANGE the number of shares and the par value, if any, of each class of stock

within the corporation fill in the following:

 

The total presently authorized is:

 

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                  NO PAR VALUE NUMBER OF   WITH PAR VALUE       PAR VALUE

 KIND OF STOCK            SHARES          NUMBER OF SHARES

----------------- ---------------------- -------------------- --------------

     COMMON

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----------------- ---------------------- -------------------- --------------

 

----------------- ---------------------- -------------------- --------------

   PREFERRED

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----------------- ---------------------- -------------------- --------------

 

----------------- ---------------------- -------------------- --------------

 

CHANGE the total to:

 

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                   NO PAR VALUE NUMBER OF      WITH PAR VALUE      PAR VALUE

 KIND OF STOCK             SHARES             NUMBER OF SHARES

---------------- ------------------------- --------------------- --------------

     COMMON

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   PREFERRED

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Article Six is hereby amended to add the following paragraph:

 

     "No director shall be personally liable to the Corporation or its

stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director

notwithstanding any provision of law imposing such liability; provided, that, to

the extent provided by applicable law, this provision shall not eliminate or

limit the liability of a director (i) for any breach of the director's duty of

loyalty to the Corporation or its stockholders, (ii) for acts or omissions not

in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of

law, (iii) under Section sixty-one or sixty-two of Chapter 156B of the

Massachusetts General Laws, or (iv) for any transaction from which the director

derived an improper personal benefit. This provision shall not eliminate the

liability of a director for any act or omission occurring prior to the date upon

which this provision becomes effective. No amendment to or repeal of this

provision shall apply to or have any effect upon the liability or alleged

liability of any director for or with respect to any acts or omissions of such

director occurring prior to such amendment or repeal."

 

 

 

     The foregoing amendment will become effective when these articles of

amendment are filed in accordance with Chapter 156B, Section 6 of the General

Laws unless these articles specify, in accordance with the vote adopting the

amendment, a later effective date not more than thirty days after such filing,

in which event the amendment will become effective on such later date.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF AND UNDER THE PENALTIES OF PERJURY, we have hereto signed our

names this 8th day of May, in the year 1987.

 

 

/s/ Alexander V. d'Arbeloff     Alexander V. d'Arbeloff      President

/s/ Richard J. Testa            Richard J. Testa             Clerk

 

 

 

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                        THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

 

                              ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT

 

                    (General Laws, Chapter 156B, Section 72)

 

                          I hereby approve the within articles

                    of amendment and, the filing fee in the

                    amount of $75.00 having been paid, said

                    articles are deemed to have been filed with

                    me this 12 day of May 1987.

 

 

                                                   /s/Michael Joseph Connolly

                                                    MICHAEL JOSEPH CONNOLLY

                                                       Secretary of State

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         TO BE FILLED IN BY CORPORATION

                         Photo Copy of Merger to Be Sent

 

                           TO: Richard D. Sloman, Esq.

                         c/o Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault

                                 53 State Street

                                Boston, MA 02109

                            Telephone: (617) 367-7500

 

 

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                  THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

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Examiner

                      MICHAEL JOSEPH CONNOLLY            FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION

                         Secretary of State

                ONE ASHBURTON PLACE, BOSTON, MASS. 02108 NO. 04-2272148

 

 

                        RESTATED ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION

 

                     GENERAL LAWS, CHAPTER 156B, SECTION 74

 

          This certificate must be submitted to the Secretary of the

     Commonwealth within sixty days after the date of the vote of stockholders

     adopting the restated articles of organization. The fee for filing this

     certificate is prescribed by General Laws, Chapter 156B, Section 114. Make

     check payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

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        We,  Alexander V. d'Arbeloff                        , President, and

             Richard J. Testa                                 , Clerk of

 

                                 TERADYNE, INC.

     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            (Name of Corporation)

 

     located at 321 Harrison Avenue, Boston Massachusetts 02118

 

     do hereby certify that the following restatement of the articles of

     organization of the corporation was duly adopted at a meeting held on May

     14, 1984, by vote of

 

     15,720,764 shares of common stock out of 22,070,973 shares outstanding

 

     being at least a majority of each class of stock outstanding and entitled

     to vote and of each class or series of stock adversely affected thereby:-

 

         1.   The name by which the corporation shall be known is: -

 

              Teradyne, Inc.

 

         2.   The purposes for which the corporation is formed are as follows: -

 

              See Page 2A

 

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     Note: If the space provided under any amendments or item on this form is

     insufficient, additions shall be set forth on separate 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of

     paper leaving a left hand margin of at least 1 inch for binding. Additions

     to more than one Amendment may be continued on a single sheet so long as

     each Amendment requiring each such addition is clearly indicated.

 

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3.   The total number of shares and the par value, if any, of each class of

stock which the corporation is authorized to issue is as follows:

 

     CLASS OF STOCK     WITHOUT PAR VALUE                WITH PAR VALUE

                        NUMBER OF SHARES      NUMBER OF SHARES       PAR VALUE

 

       Preferred             NONE                   NONE                ---

        Common               NONE                75,000,000             $.125

 

*4.  If more than one class is authorized, a description of each of the

different classes of stock with, if any, the preferences, voting powers,

qualifications, special or relative rights or privileges as to each class

thereof and any series now established:

 

     NONE

 

 

*5.  The restrictions, if any, imposed by the articles of organization upon the

transfer of shares of stock of any class are as follows:

 

     NONE

 

 

*6.  Other lawful provisions, if any, for the conduct and regulation of the

business and affairs of the corporation, for its voluntary dissolution, or for

limiting, defining, or regulating the powers of the corporation, or of its

directors or stockholders, or of any class of stockholders:

 

     The directors may make, amend or repeal the By-Laws in whole or in part,

     except with respect to any provision thereof which by law or by the By-Laws

     requires action by the stockholders.

 

     Meetings of the stockholders may be held anywhere in the United States.

 

     The corporation may be a partner in any business enterprise.

 

*If there are no such provisions, state "None."

 

 

 

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                                       2A

 

 

 

     To design, develop, manufacture, assemble, produce, acquire, own, buy,

import, sell, export, dispose of and otherwise deal in electronic or

electromechanical products or components, and personal property of every kind

and description.

 

     To acquire, buy, own and sell securities (including the securities of this

corporation), patents, licenses, trade marks, trade names and all rights of

every kind thereunder.

 

     To acquire, buy, construct, own, lease, mortgage and sell real estate,

buildings or any interests therein necessary or desirable for the purposes of

the corporation.

 

     To acquire all or any part of the goodwill, rights and property, and to

assume the whole or any part of the contracts or liabilities of any firm,

association, corporation or person, and to pay for such acquisition in cash,

stock or other securities of this corporation or otherwise.

 

     To exercise any of the foregoing purposes of powers through subsidiary or

affiliated corporations, and in connection therewith and otherwise to have all

the powers conferred now or in future by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts upon

business corporations.

 

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*We further certify that the foregoing restated articles of organization effect

no amendments to the articles of organization of the corporation at heretofore

amended, except amendments to the following articles

 

Article 3.

 

                   Briefly describe amendments in space below:

 

Article 3 is amended by increasing the number of shares of Common Stock, $.125

par value, which the Corporation is authorized to issue from 30,000,000 shares

to 75,000,000 shares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHERE AND UNDER THE PENALTIES OF PERJURY, we have hereto signed our

names this 14th day of May in the year 1984

 

 

/s/ Alexander V. d'Arbeloff                                      President

---------------------------

/s/ Richard J. Testa                                             Clerk

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                        THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

 

 

 

                        RESTATED ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION

 

                    (GENERAL LAWS, CHAPTER 156B, SECTION 74)

 

                            I hereby approve the within restated

                    articles of organization and, the filing fee

                    in the amount of $22,650.00 having been

                    paid, said articles are deemed to have been

                    filed with me this 21st day of May , 1984

 

 

 

                                                /s/ Michael Joseph Connolly

                                                  MICHAEL JOSEPH CONNOLLY

                                                    Secretary of State

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         TO BE FILLED IN BY CORPORATION

                         Photo Copy of Merger to Be Sent

 

                           TO: Richard J. Testa, Esq.

                         c/o Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault

                               Sixty State Street

                                Boston, MA 02109

                            Telephone: (617) 367-7500

 

 

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