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TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Backs PXI Systems Alliance to Support Acquired Products, Customers.

Company Remains Focused on LXI Direction

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced that it plans to maintain membership in the PXI Systems Alliance to support the customers of two recent acquisitions, Acqiris and PXIT. Acqiris and PXIT are members of the Alliance.

"This does not alter our direction and commitment to LXI," said Scott Sampl, vice president and LXI spokesperson for Agilent's Electronic Measurements Group. "Rather, it is imperative that we ensure the current success of PXIT and Acqiris customers and solutions, while managing the LXI vision going forward and strengthening the Agilent portfolio."

Managers across many industries face similar issues: narrower launch windows, reduced staffing, dwindling software expertise, smaller development budgets and outsourced (or offshore) manufacturing. Most are looking for the same solution: a more cost-effective way to create test systems. The benefits of LXI make it a compelling architecture for present and future test systems.

The vision behind LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation (LXI) is to integrate test-system architecture based on proven, widely used standards such as Ethernet. By specifying the interaction of those standards, LXI enables fast, efficient and cost-effective creation and reconfiguration of test systems.

Through the combined capabilities of Agilent Open and LXI, Agilent can help system developers open the door to simplified system creation -- and go beyond GPIB, PXI and VXI.

Further Information

Agilent Technologies Completes Acquisition of Acqiris, a Leading Provider of High-Speed Digitizers and Analyzers at

Agilent Technologies Completes Asset Acquisition of PXIT Inc., a Test and Measurement Systems Provider for High-Speed Data Communications at

About Agilent Open

Agilent Open is a versatile combination of test system hardware, I/O and software tools. It accelerates the creation of streamlined test systems that are easy to enhance and maintain by giving you greater choice in measurements, connectivity and programming. Utilizing these advantages, your team has more time to focus on what matters most -- the performance, reliability and delivery of your product.

About LXI and the LXI Consortium

LXI enables fast, efficient and cost-effective creation and reconfiguration of test systems. Learn more from "LXI Helps System Developers Go Beyond GPIB, PXI and VXI at html." (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.) Also, listen to Agilent's LXI expert Chris Van Woerkom discuss the state of the LXI marketplace and new possibilities in testing using Ethernet by visiting and clicking on Podcast in the highlights section.

LXI is the next-generation, LAN-based modular architecture standard for automated test systems managed by the LXI Consortium, a not-for-profit corporation made up of leading test and measurement companies. The group's goals are to develop, support and promote the LXI standard. LXI's compact, flexible package, high-speed I/O, and prolific use of LAN meet the needs of aerospace/defense engineers developing radar, electronic warfare, satellite and military communications systems, as well as address a broad range of industrial and commercial applications.

Additional information about the LXI Consortium's product offerings, licensing, specifications and membership is available at

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $5.0 billion in fiscal 2006. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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