Feature Essay

2223 Words Oct 20th, 2011 9 Pages
The Agilent Advantage

Agilent Technologies
The World’s Premier Measurement Company
When measurement matters, engineers, scientists, researchers, manufacturers, businesses, universities, and government agencies rely on Agilent Technologies’ tools and solutions. From home entertainment to homeland security, from food safety to network reliability, and from communicating wirelessly to discovering the genetic basis of disease, Agilent Technologies provides the measurement capabilities that make our world more productive and a safer, healthier, more enjoyable place to live. Agilent Technologies operates two primary businesses — (1) electronic measurement (EMG) and (2) life sciences and chemical analysis (LSCA) — supported by a central
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A History of Excellence
Agilent Technologies spun off from Hewlett-Packard Company in 1999 as part of a corporate realignment that created two separate companies. Our roots date back to 1939 when Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started a company that helped shape Silicon Valley and the technology industry. The two founders are renowned for their visionary approach to management (known as the “HP Way”) and for their commitment to making products that contribute to advances in science and technology. Agilent has continued to support the values that have made Packard and Hewlett’s company a success: dedication to innovation; trust, respect, and teamwork; and uncompromising integrity. Added to these are speed, focus, and accountability to meet customer needs and create a culture of performance that draws on the full range of people’s skills and aspirations.

Left: Photograph of garage, the first HP workroom, circa 1939 Top: Bill Hewlett (right) and Dave Packard (left) developing one of the first HP audio oscillators


Right: First manufacturing facility, circa 1940

Nano Volt/Micro-Ohm Meter

5400 AFM system

Gas Chromatograph

Agilent Technologies is committed to making products that contribute to advances in science and technology.
Electronic Measurement
Agilent’s electronic measurement business provides standard and customized solutions that are used

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