Agilent Rolls Out 400 Million ASICs for Imaging Applications

7/2/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced it has shipped its 400 millionth application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for imaging applications. Agilent launched its imaging ASIC business over a decade ago and is an industry leader in the development of highly integrated chips.

These ASICs are used in high-volume applications, including desktop printers. Typically, they feature an embedded microprocessor or digital signal processor, memory, system bus and a variety of peripherals all integrated onto a single chip. The ASICs provide consumer electronics companies many benefits, including reduced component count, shorter design time, decreased manufacturing costs and higher performance.

"Designing highly integrated ASICs for products such as HP printers has propelled our design teams to a leadership position in the industry," said James Stewart, vice president and general manager of Agilent's ASIC Products Division. "Customers rely on our broad IP portfolio, in-depth system-level design experience, assurance of supply, and total lifecycle support to achieve competitive differentiation in their markets."

About Agilent's ASIC Solutions
With three decades of ASIC design and manufacturing experience, Agilent offers state-of-the-art hierarchical design methodology and design-for-test capability. The company has a consistent record of first-pass success in the design and manufacture of these chips. These strengths, combined with an extensive IP portfolio, facilitate rapid integration of quality, high-performance ASICs for applications including communications, imaging, storage and computing. More information is available at

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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