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Visitor Lobby, Agilent Santa Clara headquarters

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New York Stock Exchange

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Initial public stock offering on Nov. 18, 1999, raises $2.1 billion and breaks records as the largest IPO in Silicon Valley history.

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Garage at 367 Addison Avenue

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Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard begin part-time work in the garage with $538 in working capital.

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200A Audio Oscillator

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Walt Disney Studios orders eight audio oscillators to test sound equipment in creating the groundbreaking sound system for the movie “Fantasia.”

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Rental Building on Page Mill Road

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Production moves from garage to rented building at Page Mill Road and El Camino Real in Palo Alto.

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Redwood Building

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Construction of first company-owned building, a 10,000-square foot office/laboratory/factory (Redwood Building) at 395 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, Calif. Bill and Dave designed it as an open system—without interior walls—so the space could be flexible.

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524A Frequency Counter

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Introduction of the high-speed frequency counter (HP 524A) reduces the time required (from about 10 minutes to one or two seconds) to measure high frequencies. One application: radio stations use the HP 524A to accurately set frequencies (e.g. 104.7 FM) to comply with FCC regulations for frequency stability.

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Boeblingen Facility

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Following the signing of the Treaty of Rome in 1957, the company establishes its presence outside of California with European Marketing Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and first manufacturing plant outside of U.S. in Boeblingen, West Germany.

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Joint Venture with Yokogawa Electric Works

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First joint venture is formed (with Yokogawa Electric Works): Yokogawa Hewlett-Packard in Tokyo, Japan.

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5060A Cesium Beam Time Standard

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Highly accurate HP 5060A cesium-beam time standard is introduced.

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Laser Interferometer

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Work with lasers produces a laser interferometer capable of measuring to millionths of an inch. The laser interferometer, known as “the jewel in Agilent’s crown,” is still the tool of choice in microchip manufacturing. Similar technology produces a laser instrument that becomes the first electronic surveying tool.

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Fused-Silica Capillary Columns

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Development of fused-silica capillary columns simplifies chemical analysis and allows more compounds to be analyzed.

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Frequency and Time-interval Analyzer

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World’s first microprocessor-based network analyzer allows users to make fast and convenient magnitude or phase-response measurements in near real time across previously unheard-of frequency ranges.

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Company’s 50th Anniversary

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Company celebrates 50th anniversary.

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5071A Atomic Clock

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New atomic clock is introduced. It becomes the world’s most precise commercially available timekeeping device.

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Lab-on-a-chip Technology

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First generation lab-on-a-chip technology integrates a large number of chemical manipulations on a single chip, speeding up chemical analysis and significantly reducing cost and enabling digital information sharing.

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Photonic Switching Platform

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The introduction of Agilent’s Photonic Switching Platform accelerates the development of all-optical networks.

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Bit Error Ratio Tester (BERT)

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Agilent introduces the E4898A Bit Error Ratio Tester (BERT) that is the industrys first to operate at speeds of up to 100 Gb/s.

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