SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 8, 2010 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it’s being named the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan’s 2010 Global Award for Product Line Strategy in the Microwave Test Equipment Market. The award is conferred on the company that has developed a comprehensive product line that addresses the breadth of the market it serves. The award recognizes the extent to which the product line meets customer demands and adds value for customers.

“Agilent’s product line forms an integral part of a design and test engineer’s tool kit for debugging and testing applications in a wide range of sectors that include the communications, semiconductor, aerospace/defense, automotive and computer industries,” says Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst, Vijay Mathew. “The company has achieved success due to its sustained commitment to develop superior and competitive products.”

“We are honored to be the recipient of this award,” said Ron Nersesian, president of Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group. “This is a technology marketplace challenged by tight cost, rapidly changing standards, and high customer expectations for product flexibility and scalability. Agilent’s broad microwave and RF product line offers high value to customers with differentiated and highly competitive products.”

The following products were highlighted in the award:
• the Infiniium 90000 X-series oscilloscopes;
• the V3500A handheld radio frequency (RF) power meter;
• the N9923A FieldFox RF Vector Network Analyzer (VNA);
• Agilent’s Nonlinear Vector Network Analyzer (NVNA), based on Agilent’s PNA-X network analyzer technology; and
• the PXA signal analyzer, the highest-performing member of the Agilent X-Series signal analyzers.

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