Celestica Awards Sixth Straight Global Supplier Award to Agilent

8/6/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced it has received two Partners in Performance awards from Celestica Inc., a world leader in electronics manufacturing services (EMS), for its contribution to the success of the company in 2003. Agilent's semiconductor products business, which provides semiconductors and fiber optic transceivers to Celestica, has received this award for the sixth year in a row. Agilent's automated test business, which provides automated test solutions to Celestica, has been honored for the second consecutive year.

Celestica's Partners in Performance awards are given annually to the company's suppliers in recognition of their support of Celestica's supply chain management objectives and dedication to customer service. The Partners in Performance winners are chosen based on flexibility and responsiveness, impact on asset management, effectiveness and efficiency, and overall supplier excellence.

"For six consecutive years, Agilent's contribution to Celestica's success in the EMS industry has enabled us to consistently exceed the expectations of our customers around the world," said Robert Shanks, chief supply chain and procurement officer, Celestica. "Agilent has put forth a level of excellence, quality and customer service that has helped drive our seamless global supply chain."

"It is a great honor to be recognized by an industry leader," said Haresh Patel, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing of Agilent's Semiconductor Products Group. "As a six-time honoree, I'm pleased to see that our innovative products and hard work are helping Celestica win in today's highly competitive markets."

"Agilent is honored to be recognized once again by Celestica for supplier excellence," said John Spofford, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Manufacturing Test Business Unit within the company's Automated Test Group. "This award symbolizes Agilent's commitment to providing superior products and world-class service that help our customers meet their supply chain goals."

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 www.agilent.com.

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