Agilent Rolls Out 800 Industry-leading 93000 SOC Series Testers

5/17/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced it has shipped its 800th industry-leading 93000 System-on-a-Chip (SOC) Series tester. This milestone reinforces the market recognition of the 93000 SOC Series and its unique value as a single, scalable platform architecture that enables high-performance and low cost of test and ensures the value of the investment over time.

"STMicroelectronics was one of our first customers when the 93000 was introduced, so we are pleased to mark this milestone with STMicro's most recent purchase," said Tom Newsom, vice president and general manager of Agilent's SOC Business Unit. "Our ongoing relationship with them demonstrates our continued dedication to the market and our ability to provide excellent application support to meet the leading-edge requirements for telecommunications and consumer devices."

"The Agilent 93000 SOC Series offers support for a broad number ofapplications, including the fast-growing, price-conscious consumer electronics device market we supply," said Michel Vergniault, test strategy manager, Consumer and Microcontroller Group, STMicroelectronics. "Our continued relationship with Agilent is driven by our ongoing commitment to delivering advanced technology at a competitive price."

About the Agilent 93000 SOC Series
The Agilent 93000 SOC Series is the industry's fastest growing, lowest cost single, scalable platform architecture with more than 800 installed systems worldwide. The Agilent 93000 SOC Series is designed to meet both the demanding performance and cost challenges of SOC testing. Models are configured to span the widest range of applications that may require ultra-high-speed digital data rates, up to 10 Gb/s, and the broadest range of mixed-signal and RF capabilities. With this range of capabilities, the 93000 SOC Series is the first choice for subcontract manufacturers and the preference for high-volume manufacturing. More information is available at

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About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2003. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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