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Agilent Technologies' Collaboration with CMC Microsystems Provides EDA Tools to Universities and Colleges Across Canada



 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 3, 2010

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced a collaboration with CMC Microsystems that will benefit academic institutions across Canada. Under the terms of the collaboration, students, teachers and researchers at Canadian Universities and Colleges may obtain the company's suite of Agilent EEsof EDA software, at preferred rates from CMC Microsystems. The collaboration provides students, teachers and researchers with access to industry-leading electronic design automation (EDA) software for RF, microwave and signal integrity applications.

"CMC Microsystems provides microsystems' researchers, teachers and students with industry-caliber design resources, access to state-of-the-art prototyping technologies, tools for test, and support services," said Lynda Moore, director of Supply and Services, CMC Microsystems. "Delivering cost-effective access to the Agilent EEsof suite of software tools is yet another step in fulfilling that mission. By continually stimulating innovation in microsystems' research, we are fostering the development of highly qualified people who create new products, companies and jobs -- all of which are vital to fueling all sectors of the economy."

"We realize the critical role universities and colleges play in pushing the limits of modern EDA tools, and we are committed to supporting the needs of universities and colleges," says P.K. Lam, account manager with Agilent Technologies. "Our collaboration with CMC Microsystems enables us to make a significant contribution to the future of microelectronics and gives universities and colleges across Canada access to our EDA resources, empowering further scientific success in academia."

CMC Microsystems will manage access to Agilent's EEsof software in Canada though the Agilent EEsof EDA University Teaching Donation and Academic Research program. Interested universities and colleges can send inquiries to Lynda Moore, director of Supply and Services at CMC Microsystems. For inquiries about the program, call (613) 530 4656 or moore@cmc.ca.

About Agilent EEsof EDA Software

Agilent EEsof EDA is the technology leader and industry's leading supplier of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed, RF system, electronic system level (ESL), circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. Agilent EEsof EDA offers personal, value-priced products as well as enterprise-level solutions that save money, improve design flows and simplify EDA vendor relationships. Agilent EEsof EDA software is compatible with and is used to design the company's test and measurement equipment. Additional information about all Agilent EDA software offerings is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.

About Advanced Design System

Advanced Design System is part of the EEsof EDA portfolio. It is an industry-leading high-frequency, high-speed electronic design automation software platform. Recent releases of the software include new signal integrity capabilities to form the most complete signal integrity design flow for chip-to-chip links. Additional information is available at www.agilent.com/find/signal-integrity-analysis.

About CMC Microsystems:

CMC Microsystems builds partnerships among government, industry and universities to enable and accelerate Canada's global competitiveness in microsystems. As Canada's leader in the provision of national infrastructure for microsystems research and technology development in universities, CMC provides leading-edge tools and technologies for world-class research leading to innovation and the commercialization of microsystems. CMC's membership includes 42 universities, one college, and 27 companies. More information about CMC Microsystems is available at www.cmc.ca.


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 17,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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