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Agilent Technologies, Altron Inc. Announce Altron's Selection of Agilent Medalist sj5000 AOI System

Sep 24, 2008

SANTA CLARA, Calif., and ANOKA, Minn., Sept. 23, 2008

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Altron Inc. announced today that Altron Inc., a full-service electronic contract manufacturer, has selected the Agilent Medalist sj5000 Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) system to provide the flexibility needed to keep pace with ever-changing AOI inspection needs.

Already committed to automated optical inspection, Altron Inc. is replacing its existing optical inspection platform with the Agilent Medalist sj5000 on all six fully automated surface mount technology (SMT) lines, including one that operates offline.

"Agilent's sj5000 is a high-end system that meets the ever-changing technology requirements of today's electronics industry," said Al Phillips, president, Altron Inc. "We are excited to introduce the Agilent sj5000 to our production lines. The capability and flexibility of Agilent's system made this choice a necessity for us. Our continued commitment to quality improvement helps keep us competitive in the marketplace."

The Agilent Medalist sj5000 is Agilent's latest offering in automated optical inspection, providing pre- and post-reflow inspection capabilities. Developed to tackle today's complex and shrinking printed-circuit-board assemblies, the Agilent Medalist sj5000 can inspect even the smallest 01005 components, with no compromise in speed and resolution.

"Altron Inc. and Agilent make great partners," said Bill Astle, AOI business development manager of Agilent's Measurement Systems Division. "Facilitating success on the lines at Altron Inc. is a great opportunity to showcase our capabilities. The sj5000 is a well-balanced solution for helping our customers win in a competitive marketplace while providing cutting-edge imaging inspection."

Further Information and Availability

The Agilent Medalist sj5000 Automated Optical Inspection solution is available now. More information is available at System images are available at

About Altron Inc. - A Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)

Altron Inc. is a full-service electronic contract manufacturer providing unsurpassed quality and support to the medical, military, aerospace and commercial industries. Altron Inc. provides PCB assembly (rigid PCBs, flex and rigid flex), box build assembly and order fulfillment. Altron Inc. consistently achieves 98 percent first-pass yields with on-time delivery. Altron Inc. is ISO 9000:2000, ISO 13485:2003, IPC-A- 610 and J- STD-001 certified, and is also ITAR and FDA registered. Altron Inc. has been providing high-quality, customized electronic and electro-mechanical contract manufacturing solutions since 1974. Visit for more information on Altron Inc.

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 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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