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Agilent Technologies Acquires Assets of Signametrics


Deal Expands Agilentís Portfolio of PXI, VXI, PCI and USB DMMs, and Modular Switching Products

SANTA CLARA, Calif., --

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it has acquired certain assets of Signametrics, a manufacturer of PXI, VXI, PCI and USB digital multimeters (DMMs), and modular switching products. These test and measurement products are commonly used in manufacturing production and automotive test systems.

Signametrics, a privately held company, is a pioneer and a 20 year veteran in the plug-in DMM market. Signametrics products include PCI, PXI, USB and VXI test and measurement systems. Signametricsí hardware modules are complemented by front-panel software and libraries. Signametrics products are world renowned for their reliability and ease of use.

The acquisition expands Agilentís current offering in DMMs and data acquisition and switching solutions. Agilentís handheld, benchtop and test rack DMMs, rated number one in the industry for speed and accuracy, have a proven track record for reliability. Agilent has provided data acquisition and switching solutions for more than 25 years. These include LXI, PXI, VXI and USB solutions for electrical, physical, mechanical, acoustic and signal routing applications up to 50GHz.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the worldís premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The companyís 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available at


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