SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 9, 2007 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Hyper Taiwan Technology Inc. Ltd. today announced Category A certification of the Bluetooth(r) RF Integrations Test System (BRITS) by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Beginning May 1, all Bluetooth v2.0+EDR RF compliance tests must use a Category A qualification test system. As one of only three Bluetooth SIG-recognized Category A RF qualification test systems in the world, BRITS is suitable for use on Bluetooth v1.1, 1.2 and 2.0+EDR 23 test cases. BRITS is an automated Bluetooth qualification test system from Hyper Taiwan Technology that is built on an object-oriented software architecture. It features self-designed system software and an RF control interface, and runs on the Windows(r) XP/Windows 2000 operating system. BRITS is currently used in the company's Lin-Ko, Taiwan, lab to perform official qualification testing. Built to order, it has a delivery time of approximately 12 weeks. An integral component of BRITS is a series of advanced RF test and measurement instrumentation from Agilent. Such instruments include the E4438C signal generator, E4440A spectrum analyzer, N4010A wireless connectivity test set and E8257D PSG analog signal generator. "We successfully implemented several research and development plans subsidized by the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs' SBIR program," said Ching Lee, president of Hyper Taiwan Technology. "This experience has given us a strong foundation for creating wireless RF test system software. With the official approval from Bluetooth SIG, we now have international recognition." "Through Agilent's successful rollout of industry-leading test and measurement solutions for Bluetooth, and creation of strategic partnerships with companies around the world, we continue to assert our leadership and ongoing commitment to enabling the success of Bluetooth as a global technology," said Patrick Byrne, president of Agilent's Electronic Measurements Group. "This leadership, together with our ongoing innovations and active participation in the industry, is critical to ensuring that today's engineers have the tools they need to create the next-generation of wireless communication."