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Keysight Technologies, Inc.
  • Electronics
PredecessorsElectronic test and measurement division of HP and later Agilent
Founded2014; 8 years ago (2014)
HeadquartersSanta Rosa, California, U.S.[1]
Key people
Ron Nersesian
Satish Dhanasekaran
(CEO & president)[2]
  • Electronic measurement equipment
RevenueIncrease US$4.94 billion (2021)[3]
Increase US$1.08 billion (2021)[3]
Increase US$894 million (2021)[3]
Total assetsIncrease US$7.78 billion (2021)[3]
Total equityIncrease US$3.78 billion (2021)[3]
Number of employees
14,300[3] (2021)
  • PathWave Design
  • PathWave Test
  • oscilloscopes
  • vector network analyzers
  • modular instruments
  • field instruments
  • bench instruments

Keysight Technologies, or Keysight, is an American company that manufactures electronics test and measurement equipment and software. The name is a blend of key and insight.[2][4]


Keysight's products include hardware and software for benchtop, modular, and field instruments.[5] Instruments include oscilloscopes, multimeters, logic analyzers, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, atomic force microscopes (AFM), automated optical inspection, automated X-ray inspection (5DX), in-circuit testers, power supplies, tunable lasers, optical power meters, wavelength-meters, electro-optic converters, optical modulation analyzers and handheld tools.[6] In addition, it produces electronic design automation (EDA) software (EEsof division).[7] It mainly serves the telecommunications, aerospace/defense, industrial, computer, and semiconductor industries.[8]

Research and development[edit]

Since its launch in 2014, Keysight has increased its investment in R&D from approximately 12% to 16%, a percentage that represents more than double the investment in absolute dollars.[9]


Keysight won the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan award for market leadership with $300 million in instrumentation software revenue. The citation states R&D investment of 12% of revenue ($365 million in 2013) as an important factor.[10][non-primary source needed]

Accusations of support for Russian censorship[edit]

In 2021, the Washington Post together with Russian dissident authors Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, accused the company of supplying several Internet traffic analysis solutions developed by IXIA, which is part of Keysight Technologies, to the Moscow control center for Internet censorship in Russia.[11]


  1. ^ "Form 10-12B, Registration of securities, for SEC Accession No. 0001047469-14-001833". US Securities and Exchange Commission. 2014-03-05. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Keysight Technologies Fact Sheet" (PDF). Keysight. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Keysight Technologies, Inc. 2021 Annual Report (Form 10-K)". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 17 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Agilent Technologies Reveals Name of Electronic Measurement Spin-Off Company". Agilent. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  5. ^ Kelly Hill (December 9, 2014). "After spin-off, Keysight strikes out on its own". RCR Wireless News. Retrieved 2015-01-03. ...high-performance instrumentation approach for benchtop equipment ... also has been adding to its modular portfolio ... as well as portable testing products...
  6. ^ "Keysight News Archive | Agilent Technologies Reveals Name of Electronic Measurement Spin-Off Company | Keysight Press Release". 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  7. ^ Keysight. "Circuit Design Software". Keysight.
  8. ^ Hindle, Patrick; Lerude, Gary (January 14, 2015). "Keysight Technologies: Reborn". Microwave Journal. Retrieved 2015-01-15.
  9. ^ "Pushing the limits of tech measurement". 17 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Frost & Sullivan Lauds Keysight Technologies for Maintaining its Lead in the Instrumentation Software Market". Frost & Sullivan. December 3, 2014. Archived from the original on January 10, 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-03. Investing over 12% of its revenues in R&D, resulting into $365 million in its last fiscal year (2013), has led to the company's success, enabling it to introduce new software meeting evolving end-user technologies.
  11. ^ "Opinion | How Western tech companies are helping Russia censor the Internet - The Washington Post". The Washington Post.

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