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|Founded||1999 (from HP)|
|Founder(s)||Bill Hewlett, David Packard (from HP)|
|Headquarters||Santa Clara, California,
|Key people||William P. Sullivan
(CEO) & (Director)
|Products||Biological and chemical analysis equipment
Electronic analysis equipment
|Revenue||US$6.62 Billion (FY 2011)|
|Operating income||US$1.08 Billion (FY 2011)|
|Net income||US$1.01 Billion (FY 2011)|
|Total assets||US$9.06 Billion (FY 2011)|
|Total equity||US$4.31 Billion (FY 2011)|
|Divisions||Electronic Measurement, Chemical Analysis, Life Sciences, Diagnostics & Genomics|
Agilent Technologies, or Agilent, is an American company that designs and manufactures electronic and bio-analytical measurement instruments and equipment for measurement and evaluation.
Many of Agilent's predecessor product lines were developed by Hewlett-Packard, the American computing company founded in 1939. In 1999, the product lines not directly connected with computers, storage, and imaging were grouped into a separate company (Agilent), the stock of which was offered to the public in an initial public offering. The Agilent IPO may have been the largest in the history of Silicon Valley at the time.
The company thus created in 1999 was an $8 billion company with about 47,000 employees, manufacturing scientific instruments, semiconductors, optical networking devices, and electronic test equipment for telecom and wireless R&D and production.
Product lines 
Agilent's major product lines include:
- Test and measurement products such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, atomic force microscopes (AFM), automated optical inspection, automated X-ray inspection (5DX), in-circuit test, and electronic design automation (EDA) software (EEsof)
- Life science and chemical analysis products such as DNA microarrays, liquid and gas chromatographs, mass spectrometers, nuclear magnetic resonance, molecular and atomic spectroscopy products, remanufactured test equipment with discounts ranging from 20% to 50%.
- In addition to measuring hardware, Agilent has generated and offers comprehensive chemical databases. In January 2009 it announced the availability of a pesticide database covering 1600 compounds, with accurate mass information for each. It also announced the proximate release of similar databases for toxicology and drugs of abuse.
Research and development 
HP labs was divided into two central labs when Agilent was carved out of HP in 1999. Both laboratories have had distinct success throughout the years including development in X-ray technology, traffic monitoring, and liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry.
In 2001, Agilent Technologies sold its health care and medical products organization to Philips Medical Systems. HP Medical Products had been the second oldest part of Hewlett-Packard, acquired in the 1950s. Only the original founding test and measurement organization was older.
In August 2005, Agilent Technologies announced the sale of its Semiconductor Products Group, which produced light-emitting diode, radio frequency and mixed-signal integrated circuits, to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., and Silver Lake Partners. The group operated as a privately run company, Avago Technologies, until August 2009, when it was brought public in an IPO. It continues to operate under the same name as a publicly traded corporation. Agilent also sold its 47% stake in the light-emitting diode manufacturer Lumileds to Philips Electronics for just under $1 billion. Lumileds originally started as Hewlett-Packard's optoelectronics division.
Also in August 2005, Agilent announced a plan to divest its semiconductor test solutions business, composed of both the system-on-chip and memory test market areas. Agilent listed the new company as Verigy, mid-2006 on NASDAQ.
In 2009, Agilent announced the closure of a subsection of its Test & Measurement division. The product lines affected included the automated optical inspection, solder paste inspection, and automated X-ray products [5DX]. In 2004 Agilent reported that it had captured 19% of the US$244 million (excluding Japan) global imaging inspection market. On July 27, 2009 Agilent announced they would buy Varian, Inc., for US$1.5 billion. In November 2009, Agilent sold the N2X product line to IXIA. In February, 2010 Agilent announced the selling of its Network Solutions Division to JDSU for US$162 million.
In 2011, the company along with the University of California, Davis, announced that it would be establishing the Davis Millimeter Wave Research Center.
Agilent announced it would increase its life sciences engagement through the acquisition of Halo Genomics, based in Uppsala, Sweden, which was involved in next-generation sequencing technology development.
On 17 May 2012, Agilent Technologies agreed to buy Dako, a Danish cancer diagnostics company, for $2.2 Billion, to expand its presence in life sciences industry.
See also 
- Agilent Technologies (A) annual SEC income statement filing via Wikinvest
- Agilent Technologies (A) annual SEC balance sheet filing via Wikinvest
- "Financial Statements for Agilent Technologies Inc.". Google Finance. Retrieved 2008-08-03.
- "Agilent Products & Services". Retrieved 2008-08-03.
- "Financial Statements for Agilent Technologies Inc.". Agilent Technologies. Retrieved 2010-11-17.
- Arensman, Russ. "Unfinished business: managing one of the biggest spin-offs in corporate history would be a challenge even in the best of times. But what Agilent's Ned Barnholt got was the worst of times. (Cover Story)." Electronic Business 28.10 (Oct 2002): 36(6).
- Chemical & Engineering News, 19 Jan. 2008, "Mass Spectrometer Takes Flight", p. 66
- "Agilent Research Laboratories Fact Book"
- "HP Lab splits"Press Announcement from Agilent
- "Agilent Labs Timeline"
- [dead link]Agilent Trade News Nov 2004
- Nicolas Mokhoff, EE Times. "Agilent and UC Davis form millimeter research center." August 3, 2011. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
- staff (7 Dec 2011), "Agilent Acquires Two Life Science Companies", Drug Discovery & Development (Advantage Business Media), dddmag.com, retrieved 8 Dec 2011
- Scott, Mark (2012-05-17). "Agilent Technologies". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-05-21.
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