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Hong Kong Science Technology Park selects 93000 platform for its integrated circuit (IC) development support center


93000 Pin Scale system and Audio/Video 8 chosen for testing high-speed mixed-signal devices at leading R&D facility

SHANGHAI, SEMICON China, March 21, 2006, Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Hong Kong Science Technology Park (HKSTP), Hong Kong’s integrated circuit (IC) development support center, has selected the Agilent 93000 Pin Scale system and Audio/Video 8 (A/V8) for testing high-speed and mixed-signal devices used in mobile consumer electronics and personal computers.

“We selected the 93000 Pin Scale system and the A/V8 because of the system’s cost-effective per-pin upgrade capability and high performance in high-speed, mixed-signal multi-site test,” said Ir. S.W. Cheung, Vice President of Business Development and Technology Support, HKSTP. “In addition, Agilent’s knowledgeable application engineers are able to complement the skills of our internal resources by providing advanced support for our tenants and customers.”

The scalability of the 93000 Pin Scale system makes it an ideal solution for HKSTP. The 93000 Pin Scale system is completely configurable, allowing each test pin to be flexibly and quickly adjusted to meet changing test needs and a full range of applications. This versatility allows the 93000 Pin Scale system to meet the requirements of HKSTP’s tenants and fabless customers, whose test needs range from high-volume, mixed-signal devices to high-performance microprocessors.

“The Agilent 93000 platform meets HKSTP’s need for both advanced performance and cost-effective solutions for its research, training and incubation efforts,” said Pascal Ronde, vice president of Agilent’s Semiconductor Test business. “The Pin Scale system will allow HKSTP to provide both its tenants in Hong Kong and its fabless customers in China with access to and training with the industry’s leading test platform.”

About the Agilent 93000

The Agilent 93000 provides a scalable platform architecture for testing systems-on-chips (SOCs) and systems-in-packages (SIPs) and high-speed memory devices. With more than 1,200 systems sold worldwide, the Agilent 93000 is the system of choice for subcontract manufacturers, integrated device manufacturers and fabless companies. The Agilent 93000 meets the industry’s demanding performance and cost challenges, whether for at-speed engineering characterization or high-volume production. The test system provides massive multi-site capabilities, enables data rates up to 10 Gbps and supports a full range of digital, mixed-signal and RF applications. The flexibility and performance of the Agilent 93000 provide faster time-to-market, better yields and lower overall cost-of-test.

The Agilent 93000 Pin Scale system includes the first-of-its-kind Agilent InstaPin performance library for optimized speed and memory asset utilization. InstaPin enables immediate software configuration to match the speed and memory performance levels of the device to be tested on a per-pin basis.

More information on the Agilent 93000 and InstaPin is available at

About Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Its mission is to provide quality infrastructure and support facilities for innovation and technology development in focused clusters and the upgrading of manufacturing and service industry capabilities; full-service incubation program for technology start-ups; and foster partnership and collaboration between industry and universities/applied research institutes through consulting, training and research programs. HKSTP offers advanced facilities and support services for high technology companies including an IC Design/Development Support Center, a Product Analysis Lab and a Photonics Development Support Center. More information about HKSTP is available at

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company’s 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $5.1 billion in fiscal 2005. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at


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