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Agilent spin-off to be named Keysight Technologies

29 January 2014 News

Agilent Technologies revealed the name of the electronic measurement company it expects to spin-off in early November 2014 as Keysight Technologies.

According to Agilent, the name Keysight conveys the ability to see what others cannot, offering the critical or key insights to understand and unlock the changing technology landscape. The new company’s tagline, ‘unlocking measurement insights for 75 years,’ commemorates the 1939 birth of the original Hewlett-Packard Company, from which Keysight originated.

Keysight will concentrate solely on the electronic measurement industry, focusing on its test and measurement customers. The business, currently a part of Agilent, is the world leader in test and measurement, holding the No. 1 position in its industry segments of wireless data ecosystem; aerospace and defence, and industrial, computers and semiconductors.

The new company will include the entire portfolio of Agilent electronic measurement products and the largest sales and support team in the test and measurement industry. Expected to become a standalone company in early November 2014, Keysight will be headquartered in California, USA, and have approximately 9500 employees in 30 countries.

The common stock of Keysight Technologies is expected to be listed on the NASDAQ exchange, under the ticker symbol KEYS. The company’s website is www.keysight.com.



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