TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Commits $90 Million Gift of Software to
Georgia Institute of Technology
University Laboratory Dedicated in Agilent’s Honor
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- February 4, 2013
Agilent 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 with access to Agilent’s EEsof EDA solutions.
“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
such 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 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
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
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
About Agilent Technologies
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,
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