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Agilent wins EuroAsia 2006 IC industry award for best final manufacturing technology tool


PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 22, 2006

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its B1500A Semiconductor Device Analyzer received the EuroAsia 2006 IC Industry Award for Best Final Manufacturing Technology (FMT) tool. The EuroAsia IC Industry Awards, developed by EuroAsia Semiconductor Magazine, recognize excellence in integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing. Winners are selected based on ballot voting from industry peers.

The innovative Agilent B1500A Windows-based semiconductor device analyzer with EasyEXPERT software takes a new, more intuitive approach to semiconductor device characterization. The B1500A integrates capacitance versus voltage (CV) and current versus voltage (IV) measurements into a single modular instrument, saving semiconductor test engineers time and increasing productivity.

“This year we had an extraordinary response from the microelectronics industry for these awards,” said David Ridsdale, editor-in-chief, EuroAsia Semiconductor magazine. “This recognition for Agilent’s innovation in the final manufacturing technology area confirms the company’s strength in this complex and important aspect of manufacturing.”

“We are very pleased that our customers are reaping the benefits of the B1500A with EasyEXPERT,” said Minoru Ebihara, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Hachioji Semiconductor Test Division. “This award is especially meaningful to us because we were selected by our customers and peers within the industry.”

The EuroAsia IC Industry Awards celebrate innovation and best practices in an industry where technical achievement is expected and every decision and idea is a potential breakthrough. The awards focus on the people, processes and products that drive the industry forward. Voting is open to all companies, individuals and organizations within the IC industry.

About EuroAsia Semiconductor

EuroAsia Semiconductor is published by Angel Business Communications Ltd., a specialist trade magazine publishing house. The No. 1 source of information specific to the European and Asian microelectronics industry, EuroAsia Semiconductor has established itself as essential reading for the industry over the last three decades and now provides a technological, educational and business bridge between these two regions.
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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