Agilent Technologies Inc
) recently expanded into the high-power category with the launch
of two power-supply families for ATE applications: the Advanced
Power Supply (APS) family and the N8900 Series.
The APS Series helps in enhancing the speed and accuracy of ATE
development, thereby reducing time and costs.
The N8900 Series stretches Agilent's basic power supplies to a
much higher power range and that too at a reasonable price. These
are the only models with DC power supplies in the high-power
range. These include autoranging output capability, which
generates higher voltage and current combinations in contrast to
a rectangular output power supply, which generates a single
Agilent Technologies is a broad-based OEM of test and measurement
equipment. In the last few years, Agilent has been increasing
focus on the life sciences, genomics, diagnostics and wireless
test markets, where the company has made a few important
acquisitions. Agilent recently entered into an agreement with ABC
Instrumentacion Analytica to acquire its assets. This acquisition
is expected to be complete by October.
Agilent reported third quarter revenue of 1.65 billion, down 4.1%
year over year. The lion's share of revenue came from the
Asia/Pacific, which contributed 39%, followed by the Americas,
which provided 35% and then Europe, which accounted for the
Though all three regions declined from last quarter, the
decline was greatest in the Americas (down 5.6%), followed by
Asia/Pacific (down 4.9%) and Europe, which declined 2.8%. The
Americas dropped 14.3% year over year, Asia/Pacific remained
flattish while Europe was up 6%.
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