Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global, diversified technology company focusing on high-growth markets in the communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. Agilent's customers include many of the world's leading high-technology firms, located in more than 110 countries. Agilent was founded in 1999 as a result of a corporate realignment from Hewlett-Packard (HP), founded in 1939. We have facilities in more than 30 countries with worldwide headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Our global presence offers a distinct competitive advantage, with R&D, manufacturing, sales and support capabilities serving customers around the world. As the world's premier measurement company, Agilent offers the broadest range of innovative measurement solutions in the industry. The company's three businesses -- Chemical Analysis, Life Sciences and Electronic Measurement -- provide customers with products and services that make a real difference in the lives of people everywhere. Agilent is committed to providing innovative measurement solutions that enable our customers and partners-- the leaders in their fields -- to deliver the products and services that make a measurable difference in the lives of people everywhere.
Agilent holds many product and market leadership positions, including being first worldwide in overall test and measurement products, as well as in gas chromatographs and liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Agilent is also a leading test and measurement equipment supplier to the telecommunications industry.