|[February 04, 2013]
TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Commits $90 Million Gift of Software to Georgia Institute of Technology
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Agilent (News - Alert) Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the largest in-kind
software donation ever in its longstanding relationship with the Georgia
Institute of Technology.
"Georgia Tech is among the best research universities in the world,
offering the largest, most diverse electrical and computer engineering
program in the United States and regularly turning out the largest
number of engineers in America," said Steve McLaughlin, chair of Georgia
Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. "Maintaining that
position requires the best teachers and facilities and, increasingly,
key partnerships with companies like Agilent. Thanks to Agilent's
support, our students now have access to the industry's leading software
and hardware tools."
Last year, Georgia Tech dedicated a new laboratory to Agilent after the
company made a substantial donation to the university's School of
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).
Agilent's latest in-kind donation is valued at approximately $90 million
(book value) over three years and will comprise Agilent EDA software,
support and training. The donation is being given as part of the Agilent
EEsof EDA University Alliance program. It includes a tailored,
three-year custom license program that provides member companies of
ECE's Georgia Electronic Design Center (News - Alert) with access to Agilent's EEsof
"This is one of the largest academic donations of Agilent EEsof products
to a single institution and the largest software gift Georgia Tech has
ever received," said Todd Cutler, general manager with Agilent EEsof
EDA. "We realize that universities and start-up incubator programs play
a crucial role in pushing the limits of EDA tools; feedback from our
partnership with Georgia Tech helps us target our development
investments to make sure our products support leading-edge technology
development. We are proud to partner with Georgia Tech in this program
and help its students gain the skills they need to impact industry today
and in the future."
Academic uses of Agilent EDA software will focus on Agilent EEsof's
Advanced Design System and SystemVue solutions. ADS is the world's
leading electronic design automation software for RF, microwave and
high-speed digital applications, pioneering innovative and commercially
successful technologies suc as X-parameters* and 3-D electromagnetic
simulators. SystemVue is Agilent's premier platform for designing
communications systems. It enables system architects and algorithm
developers to innovate the physical layer of wireless and
aerospace/defense communications systems and provides unique value to
RF, DSP, and FPGA/ASIC implementers.
More information about Agilent's EDA software offerings is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.
For a video on the importance of Agilent's donation and support to
Georgia Tech's engineering program, go to www.agilent.com/find/GeorgiaTechandAgilent_video.
Additionally, the Agilent YouTube (News - Alert) network at www.youtube.com/AgilentTM
has videos of the company's latest products and applications in
electronic design and measurement.
About Georgia Institute of Technology (News - Alert)
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier
research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's
top public universities, the Institute enrolls 21,000 students within
its six colleges. Georgia Tech is the nation's leading producer of
engineers as well as a leading producer of female and minority
engineering Ph.D. graduates. Holding more than 780 patents and receiving
approximately $570 million in sponsored awards, Georgia Tech ranks among
the nation's top ten universities (without a medical school) in research
expenditures. Visit www.gatech.edu
for more information.
About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
Agilent EEsof EDA is the leading supplier of electronic design
automation software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed
digital, RF system, electronic system level, circuit, 3-D
electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. More
information is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.
About Agilent Technologies (News - Alert)
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement
company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences,
diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,500
employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had
revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is
available at www.agilent.com.
X-parameters is a trademark and registered trademark of Agilent
Technologies in the United States, European Union, Japan and elsewhere.
The X-parameters format and underlying equations are open and
documented. For more information, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-x-parameters-info.
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