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Goodbye Agilent, hello Keysight

-August 01, 2014

It's official, the Electronic Measurement Group of Agilent Technologies is no more, for it's now operating as Keysight Technologies. Keysight will exist as a subsidiary of Agilent until early November when it will become a publicly traded company.

Keysight will exist as a subsidiary of Agilent until early November when it will become a publicly traded company.

Keysight is, of course, the third name for the business, having been the original company started by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in 1939. Agilent severed from HP in 1999 and now Bill and Dave's core business is once again independent.

On Tuesday, August 5, Keysight Technologies will exhibit at the IEEE EMC Symposium on Raleigh, North Carolina. It will be the first trade show with the Keysight name. I'll be there and will take a photo at the Keysight booth. According to Keysight, all products on display and those now shipping bear the Keysight name.

Bill and Dave are looking down upon Keysight and smiling. In ten years or so, a generation of engineers won't know that Keysight came from Agilent never mind that Agilent came from HP, really. It's too bad that the computer company still bears their names.

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