TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces Expanded Business Relationship with Gradient Design Automation

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces Expanded Business Relationship
  with Gradient Design Automation

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- August 15, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced a new agreement that
expands its business relationship with Gradient Design Automation, a leading
provider of electro-thermal simulation technology used to identify hazards and
improve performance in integrated circuits that will be subject to temperature
variations during operation.

As part of the agreement, Agilent has increased its financial commitment in
exchange for increased access to Gradient’s technology. In 2012, Agilent
introduced a version of Gradient’s technology integrated within its Advanced
Design System software as part of a comprehensive multi-technology solution
for RFIC and MMIC development.

“After we selected Gradient’s technology and launched an integrated solution
last year, our customers responded so enthusiastically we decided to expand
our relationship with Gradient,” said Todd Cutler, general manager of Agilent
EEsof EDA. “With thermal issues now one of the toughest challenges facing our
customers working on power amplifier IC designs, electro-thermal simulation
technology has become a critical part of our product portfolio.”

“We are excited to expand our relationship with the market leader in RF and
microwave design software,” said Ed Cheng, president of Gradient. “In addition
to system-on-chip and custom IC applications that Gradient has traditionally
targeted, this agreement further validates the benefits of our technology for
high-frequency applications.”

More information on Agilent’s Advanced Design System is available at

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

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