) is collaborating with the University of Washington (UW) to
build a new laboratory, which will house new radio frequency (RF)
and microwave equipment that will be used for teaching
Agilent will provide some of the latest test equipments, such
as its FieldFox RF combination analyzers, 89600 VSA software and
EEs of EDA software along with RF equipment.
The laboratory will be used for RF and microwave technology
research, which may become useful in applications such as
electrical engineering and communication technologies, which are
evolving rapidly. The collaboration is expected to be beneficial
for the students of the University as they can access latest
technology and equipment used in the industry, which will in turn
increase their employability.
Agilent's success at leading universities comes from its
superior technology and comprehensive portfolio. The company
regularly updates and upgrades its portfolio to maintain its
As per a report by Compound Semiconductor, the RF component
market may reach $4.7 billion by 2016 due to rapid adoption of RF
components in mobiles (i.e. from low cost models to high end
smart phone 3G/LTE models).
Agilent's revenues in the third quarter were flat sequentially
and up 1.9% year over year, short of management's expectations of
a 2-3% sequential increase ($1.77 billion to $1.79 billion). The
newly-added Diagnostics and Genomics segment accounted for 9.0%
of revenues in the last quarter, up 47.2% sequentially.
Currently, Agilent Technologies has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Other test equipment companies, such as
National Instruments Corporation
) with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy),
and Ametek Inc.
) with a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) are also worth considering.
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