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Agilent Technologies’ Wins EuroAsia 2008 IC Industry Award


Agilent 4080 Series Named “Final Manufacturing - Best Tool”

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its new family of parametric test systems, the Agilent 4080 Series, received the EuroAsia 2008 IC Industry Award for Final Manufacturing - Best Tool.

The EuroAsia IC Industry Awards, sponsored by EuroAsia Semiconductor magazine, recognize excellence in integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing. Winners are selected based on ballot voting from industry peers. 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.

Agilent’s 4080 parametric test systems family is a superset of the previous 4070 series of test systems that combines the proven accuracy and reliability of the previous generation with significantly higher throughput. The 4080 Series is well proven in several major semiconductor companies where it is in manufacturing use 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Existing and new wafer fabs running advanced processes face ever-greater parametric testing challenges. Out of necessity, parametric test has expanded beyond pure DC measurement and now spans a variety of different measurement types. These include parallel test, Flash memory cell read/write/erase testing and RF S-parameter characterization. Anticipating these needs, Agilent has developed the versatile, flexible and scalable 4080 parametric test platform.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award,” 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 acknowledged by both our customers and peers in the industry as offering a product that provides superior capabilities that were not previously available in semiconductor industry.”

EuroAsia Semiconductor is published by Angel Business Communications Ltd., a specialist trade magazine publishing house. It is a top source of information specific to the European and Asian microelectronics industry.

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 revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at


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