Keysight Technologies Reflects Ability to Unlock Measurement Insights
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 7, 2014--
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today revealed the name of the
electronic measurement company it expects to spin off in early November
2014 as Keysight Technologies.
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 reflects our rich heritage—a direct line from both
Hewlett-Packard’s standards of integrity and innovation and Agilent’s
premier measurement business,” said Ron Nersesian, president and CEO of
“This name captures the spirit of our organization—innovative,
insightful and forward-looking,” said Nersesian, who added, “While
Keysight is built on ‘firsts’ dating back to the birth of Silicon
Valley, as a new company we are committed to bringing our customers a
new generation of firsts—unlocking insights for them so they can in turn
bring a new generation of technologies into the world.”
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 defense; 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 Santa Rosa, Calif., and have approximately
9,500 employees in 30 countries.
The company’s website is www.keysight.com.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement
company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences,
diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,600
employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had
revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is
available at www.agilent.com.
On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly
traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic
measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies,
Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.
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Keysight Technologies at a Glance
Who We Are
The world leader in electronic test and
Sept. 19, 2013 – Agilent announced plans to separate into two
publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic
Jan. 7, 2014 – Keysight Technologies revealed as name of new
electronic measurement company
Aug. 1, 2014 – Keysight to become legal entity, wholly-owned
subsidiary of Agilent
November 2014 – Keysight to separate from Agilent; stock
The name Keysight is derived from two English words:
key, meaning indispensable or essential, a means of access; and insight,
meaning the power of seeing, having vision and perception. The name
connotes seeing what others cannot, having the critical or key insight
to understand and unlock the changing technology landscape.
“Unlocking measurement insights for 75 years”
commemorates the birth of the original Hewlett-Packard Company, from
which Agilent’s electronic measurement business originated.
Keysight’s symbol is a stylized waveform – the shape
and form of a common electrical signal. The symbol represents the
company’s 100 percent focus on electronic measurement once it separates
from Agilent Technologies, as well as a tribute to its legacy that dates
back to the beginning of the electronic measurement industry as the
original Hewlett Packard Company.
The corporate signature’s colors are
Keysight Red and Keysight Gray.
FY13 revenues forecast *: U.S. $2.9 billion
Number of Employees: 9,500
President and CEO: Ron Nersesian
Headquarters: Santa Rosa, Calif.
Key Markets and Rankings:
Keysight holds the #1 position in its industry segments of
Communications (wireless data)
Aerospace and defense
Industrial, computers and semiconductors
*FY13 numbers are estimates based on the midpoints of company
guidance provided on Aug. 14, 2013. These are not confirmation of
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