Keysight; the electronic measurement company formerly known as Agilent

January 08, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Towards the end of 2013 Agilent announced its intention to divide into a Life-Sciences measurement company – that will retain the Agilent brand – and an electronic measurements company, un-named at that time. The name has now been revealed as Keysight Technologies; the formal spin-out of the new venture is scheduled for November 2014.

The name, according to Agilent/Keysight, is intended to convey the, “Ability to Unlock Measurement Insights for Engineers....to see what others cannot, offering the critical or key insights to understand and unlock the changing technology landscape”. The new company will use the tagline, “unlocking measurement insights for 75 years,” commemorating 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, claims 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.

Keysight will be headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, and will have approximately 9,500 employees in 30 countries.

The new website is www.keysight.com – most content is still available under;

Agilent Technologies; www.agilent.com