Agilent Technologies Outfits UC Berkeley Electronics Lab with $300,000 of Test Equipment

  Agilent Technologies Outfits UC Berkeley Electronics Lab with $300,000 of
  Test Equipment

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- April 12, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced that it donated bench-top
electronic measurement equipment worth $300,000 to the Texas Instruments
Electronics Design Laboratory, which opened at the University of California,
Berkeley, yesterday. The new lab will provide more than 1,000 Berkeley
students each year with hands-on experience applying the principles they learn
in gateway electrical engineering courses such as microelectronic circuit

The new lab and adjoining student lounge in Cory Hall – the home of the
Electrical Engineering Division of UC Berkeley’s Department of Electrical
Engineering & Computer Sciences – is fully equipped and delivers a real-world
learning environment.

“Agilent Technologies has been our close partner in nurturing the creativity
and drive of our students,” says S. Shankar Sastry, UC Berkeley’s dean of
engineering. “We are deeply grateful for this tremendous gift, which will help
prepare our students to lead technological innovation in the global economy.”

“It was exciting to see the new lab operational and immediately able to
stimulate innovation among undergraduate engineering students,” said Mark
Pierpoint, vice president and general manager, software and modular solutions,
Agilent. “This opening reinforces Agilent's commitment to foster engineering
education and development at the university level.”

About the University of California, Berkeley

With its proximity to Silicon Valley and a global reputation for academic
excellence, the University of California, Berkeley has long been a key driver
of technological innovation. More than 4,800 students study engineering at
Berkeley, taught by more than 200 full-time faculty. The mixed-signal MOS
integrated circuit was pioneered by electrical engineering researchers at
Berkeley, as was computer-aided design for integrated circuits and
three-dimensional transistor technology. More than 40 affiliated engineering
research centers, in areas from wireless communications to sustainable design,
foster student instruction and industry collaboration. Learn more at

Images of the Texas Instruments Electronics Design Laboratory at UC Berkeley
are 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

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