Agilent Technologies, Inc. history, profile and corporate video
Agilent Technologies, Inc. is a measurement company, which provides core bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions to the life sciences, chemical analysis, communications and electronics, diagnostics and genomics industries. The company operates through four reportable segments: Life Sciences, Chemical Analysis, Diagnostics & Genomics and Electronic Measurement. The Life Sciences segment provides application-focused solutions that include instruments, software, consumables, and services that enable customers to identify, quantify and analyze the physical and biological properties of substances and products. The Chemical Analysis segment products include gas chromatography systems, columns and components; gas chromatography-mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; molecular spectroscopy instruments; software and data systems; vacuum pumps and measurement technologies; services and support for company’s products. The Diagnostics & Genomics segment provides solutions that include reagents, instruments, software and consumables that enable customers in the clinical and life sciences research areas to interrogate samples at the molecular level. The Electronic Measurement segment provides electronic measurement instruments and systems, software design tools and related services that are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronics equipment, and microscopy products. This segment also offers customization, consulting and optimization services throughout the customer’s product lifecycle. Agilent Technologies was founded in May 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, United States.
Agilent Technologies, a spin-off of Hewlett-Packard Company, broke records on Nov. 18, 1999, as the largest initial public offering (IPO) in Silicon Valley history. The US $2.1 billion raised from that IPO was a sharp contrast to the $538 in working capital that founders Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard began within 1938. From a small garage in Palo Alto, California, to employees around the world serving customers in 110 countries, Agilent has a long history of innovation and leadership in communications, electronics, semiconductors, test and measurement, life sciences, and chemical analysis industries.
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