- on Test & Measurement
- Published in issue 9/2014 on page 80
BK Precision BK560 Programmable IC Tester
Like Hewlett Packard, Apple, and Nirvana, the humble beginnings of B&K Precision were in a US garage. In 1948, middle class Americans started buying television sets in numbers. In Chicago a businessman called Carl Korn and his partner Philippe Ban, frustrated by the lack of gear to test television electronic components, decided to create their own test and measurement instruments. Their enterprise was called Central Television Service Company.