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Agilent Technologies' Digital Measurement Forum Focuses on Trends Influencing Future of Industry

Jun 20, 2009

Agilent, The MathWorks, Xilinx and Microchip Technology Teach Attendees Measurement Technologies and Challenges for PCI Express®, DDR2/3, HDMI, DisplayPort and USB 3.0

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 16, 2009

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today kicked off its Agilent Digital Measurement Forum (ADMF) in Seoul, Korea. The annual forum, which brings together local and global industry leaders to address all digital-related measurement solutions from consumer electronics to high-speed digital design, will be held in six countries in the Asia-Pacific region from June 18 to July 16. Partners and collaborators such as Xilinx, The MathWorks and Microchip Technology are participating in the forum.

ADMF 2009 will focus on key issues and trends influencing the future of digital design and testing. The best practices of digital solutions will be presented with a series of demonstration booths dedicated to each solution.

"Agilent is committed to providing the digital engineering community with high-quality test solutions that enable customers' success," said Siegfried Gross, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Digital Test Division. "The yearly ADMF is just another proof-point of this commitment."

Content at ADMF 2009 will focus on:

  • de-embedding and equalization technologies for the test of HDMI , USB 3.0, PCI-E, DisplayPort and more;

  • triggering and debugging technologies;

  • DDRI/II/III Memory testing technology and solutions; and,

  • probing technologies and solutions.

"Digital design continues to evolve at a rapid pace and it's critical that designers are aware of the latest solutions and trends," said Xiaoming Liang, Communications Business Development senior manager, Xilinx Asia Pacific. "The ADMF Forum is an ideal venue for gaining the latest information and to keep abreast of this fast-changing industry."

Y.H. Xia, geographic application manager, Greater China, Microchip Technology Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., described the annual forum as "an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and network with our industry colleagues."

After Seoul, the forum will visit Penang, Malaysia; Bangalore, India; Singapore; Taipei and HsinChu, Taiwan; and Beijing and Shanghai, China.

Details about each event are available at:

Additional information about Agilent's digital test solutions is available at http://www.agilent.com/find/si. Background information about digital test technology and Agilent's test solutions is available at http://www.agilent.com/about/newsroom/tmnews/background.

About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Ariz., Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit http://www.xilinx.com.

About The MathWorks

The MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB®, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. MathWorks products are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world's universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, The MathWorks employs more than 2,100 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. For additional information, visit http://www.mathworks.com.

Agilent's Digital Test Standards Program

Agilent's solutions for digital applications are driven and supported by Agilent experts that are involved in the various international standard committees. We call it the Agilent Digital Test Standards Program. The company's experts are active in the Joint Electronic Devices Engineering Council (JEDEC), PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG®), Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO), USB-Implementers Forum (USB-IF), Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance, and many others. Agilent's involvement in these standards groups and their related workshops, plugfests, and seminars enables the company to bring the right solutions to the market when customers need them.

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 revenues of $5.8 billion in fiscal 2008. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at http://www.agilent.com.

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