Agilent boosts expertise in high-speed communications test with acquisition of Centellax

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 1 May 2012. Executives of test and measurement specialist Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) in Santa Clara, Calif., plan to enhance the company's expertise in test products for high-speed communications with their announced acquisition of the test and measurement business of Centellax in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Centellax officials say their company designs and manufactures affordable high-performance test instruments, test accessories, and components for electrical and optical path signal integrity testing. Agilent designs and manufactures electronic and bio-analytical measurement instruments for telecommunications, wireless research and development, and production.

Centellax combines the best in millimeter-wave engineering and high-speed digital design, Agilent officials say. The company's include modular building blocks for <10G, 10G, 14G, 28G, 56G, and 100G applications. The Centellax design team develops traveling wave amplifiers and mixed-signal designs. Centellax also specializes in high-performance, easy to use designs.

Agilent and Centellax signed a definitive agreement for the Agilent acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions and should be completed by mid-May. Financial details were not disclosed. Centellax's component business is not part of the transaction.

The Centellax test and measurement business will augment Agilent's current position and ongoing investments to cover all requirements in digital I/O and optical transceiver test from deep characterization in R&D to cost-effective test in manufacturing up to 32G and beyond, Agilent officials say.

For more information contact Agilent online at www.agilent.com, or Centellax at www.centellax.com.

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