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TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces RF and Microwave Industry-Ready Student Certification Program

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces RF and Microwave Industry-Ready
  Student Certification Program

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- October 28, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced the RF and Microwave
Industry-Ready Student Certification program, developed in conjunction with
the University of South Florida, a founding partner.

The program, a collaboration between universities and industry, recognizes
students who have demonstrated RF/MW design and measurement expertise.

“Nearly two dozen of the top engineering universities in the United States and
Canada are in the process of enrolling in the program,” said Mark Pierpoint,
vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Software and Modular Solutions
Division. “The curriculum and labs at each university focus on the design,
building, measurement and analysis of RF/MW components to help students gain
real-world understanding of design and measurement techniques. Students
completing the program receive recognition as qualified Agilent RF/MW
Industry-Ready Students.”

The certification program demonstrates immediate value to prospective
employers and confirms each university’s interest in preparing students for
future industry contribution.

“The Agilent RF/MW Student Certification program provides industry distinction
for our students,” said Tom Weller, USF professor and Wireless and Microwave
Information Systems (WAMI) program center director.

“The certification program gives graduating students of the WAMI program
hands-on experience in solving real-world RF problems,” said Gio Cafaro,
distinguished member of the technical staff at Motorola Solutions. “They
finish with a working knowledge of design, simulation and measurement of RF
devices and systems.”

“The Agilent certification program provides recognition of student
achievements in RF design flow, identifying students who can begin to deliver
faster and higher-level results to our industry partners or their ultimate
employers,” said Tamal Bose, professor and department head at the University
of Arizona.

The Agilent RF/MW Industry-Ready Student Certification program uses Agilent
EEsof EDA software design tools and instruments. Certification requirements
include:

  *Passing the RF/MW design course and lab.
  *Completing the required hours of Agilent EEsof design tools use.
  *Completing the required use of Agilent instruments while learning key
    fundamentals for accurate RF calibration and measurement.
  *Nomination by a university professor for certification.
  *Passing a final hands-on test, demonstrating aptitude in the subject
    matter.

A key component of the certification program is the use of Agilent’s RF/MW
workflow, a comprehensive way to simulate, measure and analyze communications
components and systems using Agilent EEsof’s proven design tools and
high-performance RF/MW measurement instruments.

Program requirements are available at agilent.com/find/eesof-university.

Agilent EEsof EDA University Education Support Program

The Agilent EEsof EDA University Educational Support Program offers full
versions of Agilent EEsof software to qualified academic institutions for
instructional use. This software, the same as used in industry, creates a full
RF-EDA experience to help students develop skills that will serve them
throughout their careers. More information on Agilent’s education support and
student license programs is available at
www.agilent.com/find/eesof-university.

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

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.

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Contact:

Agilent Technologies
Americas
Janet Smith, +1 970 679 5397
janet_smith@agilent.com
Twitter: @JSmithAgilent
or
Agilent Europe
Sarah Calnan, +44 (118) 927 5101
sarah_calnan@agilent.com
or
Agilent Asia
Iris Ng, +852 31977979
iris-hw_ng@agilent.com
 
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