Agilent Partners with HUST for Instrument Measurement Automation Lab

10/7/2003 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced it will establish with Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) an electronic instrument measurement-automation lab at HUST, the third largest engineering and technological university in China. Agilent will also donate $120,000 worth of instruments, to be used in the establishment of new courses in electronics and telecommunications automation and testing. The donation is the company's largest to date in central China.

The Electronic Laboratory in the Department of Electronics and Information Engineering at HUST, which will receive the instruments, is one of nine key centers of electronics engineering teaching and experimentation among universities in China. In 1999, the lab was rated Excellent by the Ministry of Education in the most recent nationwide evaluation of the experimental electronics engineering laboratories among universities and colleges. Each year, about 6,000 students conduct experiments and about 60 faculty members conduct lab courses in this laboratory.

"We are honored to be able to contribute toward HUST's talent-development program," said Lan Tao, general manager of Agilent's Electronic Product and System Group in China. "The instruments donated by Agilent provide leading technology that will help meet the needs of HUST's Department of Electronics and Information Engineering. We are confident thousands of students will benefit from the new laboratories and new courses resulting from this donation."

"Agilent's donation of VXI virtual instrument measurement and electronic instrument measurement automation will help us enhance our R&D efforts in the areas of electronic circuit design, wireless communication, microwave and antenna experiments," said Professor Zhao Yun Di, director of the Electronic Laboratory in the Department of Electronics and Information Engineering at HUST. "Agilent's highly advanced instruments will ensure our laboratory meets world-class standards, allowing students to have hands-on design experience with the most advanced instruments and technology."

Agilent has donated instruments worth more than $2 million to six universities in China in the past four years in an effort to enhance the development of electronics, telecommunications, biotechnology and chemistry studies in China.

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