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Agilent Technologies Obtains Principal Member Status with WiMAX Forum(r)

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif, March 19, 2007

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it has received principal member status with the WiMAX Forum. Agilent, a market leader in test equipment, has been actively involved in the Forum since 2004, introducing test equipment to support WiMAX(tm) technology.

Agilent was first to provide standard-compliant 802.16 design and test tools and solutions for fixed and mobile 802.16 applications, and first to enable RF and baseband engineers working at the 802.16-2004 PHY layer to create, analyze and troubleshoot signals. Agilent's principal status will further strengthen its ability to deliver standards-based WiMAX test solutions, contributing to the delivery of cost-effective, high-quality products into the marketplace.

"Inclusion in the WiMAX Forum as a principal member is yet another opportunity for Agilent to continue to demonstrate leadership and ongoing commitment to enabling the emergence of WiMAX as a truly global technology," said Ron Nersesian, vice president of Agilent's Wireless Business Unit. "We have been actively engaged with the WiMAX Forum and have introduced innovative test solutions for this market, ensuring today's engineers have the tools they need to create the next generation of communication based on the WiMAX of tomorrow."

As a world leader in test and measurement solutions, Agilent continues to be at the forefront of this emerging market, offering WiMAX design and test solutions that span the entire technology lifecycle -- R&D, design verification and pre-conformance, conformance, and manufacturing. Thanks to their reliability, repeatability and consistency, these solutions provide engineers with a level of performance and functionality not currently available with competing solutions.

Information about Agilent's WiMAX test solutions is available at www.agilent.com/find/wimax.

About WiMAX Forum

The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, nonprofit corporation formed to help promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN specifications. The WiMAX Forum's goal is to accelerate the introduction of these devices into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified(tm) products will be fully interoperable and support Metropolitan Broadband Fixed, Portable and Mobile Applications. For more information about the WiMAX Forum and its activities, please visit www.WiMAXForum.org.

"WiMAX," "Fixed WiMAX," "Mobile WiMAX," "WiMAX Forum," the WiMAX Forum logo, "WiMAX Forum Certified," and the WiMAX Forum Certified logo are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.


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 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $5.0 billion in fiscal 2006. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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