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Agilent ranked no. 1 in Process Diagnostics Equipment on VLSI Research "10 BEST" List


PALO ALTO, Calif., August 16, 2006, Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it has been recognized by customers as the best supplier in the Process Diagnostics Equipment category for its family of parametric test solutions in the VLSI Research 2006 “10 BEST” Awards. Agilent received the highest overall process diagnostics rating based on survey responses from customers representing 95 percent of the world’s total semiconductor market. Among the process diagnostics suppliers, Agilent ranked highest in the Uptime and Build Quality rating categories, and also tied for first place in the Commitment category.

“This survey data reflects the importance of accuracy and reliability in process diagnostics,” said G. Dan Hutcheson, chief executive officer, VLSI Research. “This endorsement from end-users confirms Agilent’s longstanding reputation of excellence.”

“This recognition from our customers is a wonderful confirmation of the value of our solutions to their success,” said Minoru Ebihara, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Hachioji Semiconductor Test Division, “This survey provides valuable insights into our customers’ priorities and reinforces our commitment to supporting those priorities.”

The VLSI Research annual Customer Satisfaction Survey on Chip Making Equipment is the only publicly available opportunity for chip manufacturers to provide feedback on their suppliers. The “10 BEST” rankings award special recognition to the suppliers that are rated highest by their customers. The results for the 2006 survey were drawn from a distribution of 44,130 questionnaires sent worldwide to companies in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Europe and North America among others. According to VLSI Research, the companies that responded to VLSI Research’s customer satisfaction survey represented 95 percent of worldwide chip production in 2004.

About VLSI Research

VLSI Research Inc. is the leading provider of market research and economic analysis on the technical, business and economic aspects of the high-technology chip-making industry. The company is known for its unparalleled accuracy, innovation in market research, and its sharply focused insight into the rapidly changing landscape of the chip-making business. VLSI Research’s databases on chip making are used throughout the industry, the investment community, and by governments for decisive strategic planning. VLSI Research was founded in 1976 and incorporated in California in 1981. The company’s Web site is

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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