2/25/2003 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced that it has opened two new facilities in Penang, Malaysia that will include a research and development center, design and metrology labs, and manufacturing lines of Agilent's latest test and measurement instruments and semiconductor products.
The Asia Pacific region is Agilent's strongest growth area, with Agilent Malaysia playing a pivotal role in developing and expanding the markets in the region. Nearly 40 percent of Agilent's total orders and revenue originate in the Asia Pacific market.
In highlighting the success of Agilent's operations in Penang, Agilent Chairman, President and CEO Ned Barnholt said, "Agilent Malaysia is a solid contributor to the region in areas such as technology innovation, world-class manufacturing, and strong customer relationships. Its dedicated and talented workforce continues to contribute toward our company's ongoing innovation strengths and technological leadership, enabling us to provide innovative new products for our customers."
Agilent Malaysia currently holds the responsibility for a number of global functional and business activities. It serves as the Asia hub for Agilent's test and measurement instrument manufacturing and order fulfillment functions, semiconductor product manufacturing, and is the Asia Pacific headquarters for supplier management and quality.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The company's 35,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6 billion in fiscal year 2002. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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