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Agilent Technologies' Premier Solution Partner CIMTEK to Provide Agilent-Based Test Solutions to Automotive and Electronics Industries.

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PALO ALTO, Calif. & BURLINGTON, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2001

Systems Integrator Chosen Based on History of

Delivering and Supporting Comprehensive Test Systems

for Both Product Design and Manufacturing

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) and CIMTEK Automation Systems Inc. today announced that CIMTEK has met Agilent's certification requirements to become a Premier Solution Partner (PSP) in automotive systems and electronic design and manufacturing. As a PSP, CIMTEK will be a key supplier of Agilent equipment to the automotive electronics and telecommunications industries.

Established as a test engineering company in 1986, CIMTEK specializes in integrating instruments into comprehensive solutions that meet the complex testing requirements of product designers and high-volume manufacturers.

"CIMTEK has an impressive record of building test systems around customer-specific processes, using the most applicable equipment and making the best reuse of technology at the lowest possible cost," said John Boutsikaris, general manager of Agilent's worldwide Channel Partner Unit. "Customers can be assured that their most intricate products will work well in the hands of consumers, and we can be confident that Agilent instruments are excellently represented in CIMTEK's areas of specialized expertise."

CIMTEK has been registered ISO9001 by the International Organization of Standardization since 1994 and has delivered over 1,500 test solutions globally, maintaining worldwide customer support through a Web-based interface into CIMTEK projects and processes. Customers can log on to CimWeb to obtain detailed information on a project's schedule and status, to contact project personnel, and to download ongoing documentation and warranty information. CIMTEK's test systems provide complex functional testing for mid- to high-volume manufacturing and are Web-enabled, allowing for worldwide access and support in a collaborative environment with the customer.

"Our alliance with Agilent allows both companies to focus on their core competencies in a way that maximizes the benefits for customers," said James Egan, chief technology officer at CIMTEK. "Agilent makes the best test and measurement equipment available, and we have the specialized skills to integrate that equipment into the most effective test systems for taking products from design through to manufacturing. As a Premier Solution Partner, we will make extensive use of Agilent's support and expertise to provide flexible, low-cost solutions that expedite production and help companies build products that meet end-user expectations."

About Agilent's Premier Solution Partners

Premier Solution Partners (PSPs) are certified by Agilent as best-in-class systems integrators in specific industries and application areas. Together, Agilent and PSPs are committed to speeding the implementation of custom systems to drive the overall performance and competitive advantage of our customers in key industries. By merging Agilent's strengths in technology, instrumentation and standard platforms with partners' core competencies in specific applications and systems integration, we enable customers to accelerate the transition from prototype to volume manufacturing.

About CIMTEK Automation Systems

CIMTEK Automation Systems is a test engineering firm supplying high-quality Design and Manufacturing Functional Test Solutions to the electronics, automotive, telecommunications, aerospace and photonics industries. Information about CIMTEK can be found on the Web at

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and healthcare. The company's 48,000 employees serve customers in more than 120 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $ 9.4 billion in fiscal year 2000, as restated to reflect the pending sale of its healthcare business. Information about Agilent Technologies can be found on the Web at
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