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TMCNet:  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Commits $90 Million Gift of Software to Georgia Institute of Technology

[February 04, 2013]

TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Commits $90 Million Gift of Software to Georgia Institute of Technology

SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Agilent (News - Alert) Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the largest in-kind software donation ever in its longstanding relationship with the Georgia Institute of Technology.

"Georgia Tech is among the best research universities in the world, offering the largest, most diverse electrical and computer engineering program in the United States and regularly turning out the largest number of engineers in America," said Steve McLaughlin, chair of Georgia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. "Maintaining that position requires the best teachers and facilities and, increasingly, key partnerships with companies like Agilent. Thanks to Agilent's support, our students now have access to the industry's leading software and hardware tools."

Last year, Georgia Tech dedicated a new laboratory to Agilent after the company made a substantial donation to the university's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).

Agilent's latest in-kind donation is valued at approximately $90 million (book value) over three years and will comprise Agilent EDA software, support and training. The donation is being given as part of the Agilent EEsof EDA University Alliance program. It includes a tailored, three-year custom license program that provides member companies of ECE's Georgia Electronic Design Center (News - Alert) with access to Agilent's EEsof EDA solutions.

"This is one of the largest academic donations of Agilent EEsof products to a single institution and the largest software gift Georgia Tech has ever received," said Todd Cutler, general manager with Agilent EEsof EDA. "We realize that universities and start-up incubator programs play a crucial role in pushing the limits of EDA tools; feedback from our partnership with Georgia Tech helps us target our development investments to make sure our products support leading-edge technology development. We are proud to partner with Georgia Tech in this program and help its students gain the skills they need to impact industry today and in the future."

Academic uses of Agilent EDA software will focus on Agilent EEsof's Advanced Design System and SystemVue solutions. ADS is the world's leading electronic design automation software for RF, microwave and high-speed digital applications, pioneering innovative and commercially successful technologies suc as X-parameters* and 3-D electromagnetic simulators. SystemVue is Agilent's premier platform for designing communications systems. It enables system architects and algorithm developers to innovate the physical layer of wireless and aerospace/defense communications systems and provides unique value to RF, DSP, and FPGA/ASIC implementers.



More information about Agilent's EDA software offerings is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof. For a video on the importance of Agilent's donation and support to Georgia Tech's engineering program, go to www.agilent.com/find/GeorgiaTechandAgilent_video. Additionally, the Agilent YouTube (News - Alert) network at www.youtube.com/AgilentTM has videos of the company's latest products and applications in electronic design and measurement.

About Georgia Institute of Technology (News - Alert)

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities, the Institute enrolls 21,000 students within its six colleges. Georgia Tech is the nation's leading producer of engineers as well as a leading producer of female and minority engineering Ph.D. graduates. Holding more than 780 patents and receiving approximately $570 million in sponsored awards, Georgia Tech ranks among the nation's top ten universities (without a medical school) in research expenditures. Visit www.gatech.edu for more information.

About Agilent EEsof EDA Software

Agilent EEsof EDA is the leading supplier of electronic design automation software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed digital, RF system, electronic system level, circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. More information is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.

About Agilent Technologies (News - Alert)

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 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

X-parameters is a trademark and registered trademark of Agilent Technologies in the United States, European Union, Japan and elsewhere. The X-parameters format and underlying equations are open and documented. For more information, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-x-parameters-info.

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