I’m very excited that later this year Agilent EEsof EDA will be part of the new spin out from Agilent, recently named Keysight Technologies. I’m guessing our division will keep the EEsof subbrand in some form and go by something like Keysight EEsof EDA.
Video clip about our heritage
Here’s the press release and an excerpt from the letter Ron Nersesian (Executive Vice President, Agilent and President and Chief Executive Officer, Keysight Technologies) sent to our customers today:
As the New Year begins, I’d like to share with you a new beginning of our own. You may have heard that on September 19, 2013, Agilent Technologies announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies: one in life sciences, diagnostics and applied markets, and the other in electronic measurement.
As President and Chief Executive Officer of the new electronic measurement company, I’m delighted to tell you that with the New Year we have unveiled our new name: Keysight Technologies! While we continue to operate as Agilent for the time being, we hope you will come to recognize and associate our new name with the same product leadership, quality, and support you have come to expect from us.
What Keysight means.
Keysight is built from two English words: key, meaning indispensable or essential, a means of access; and insight, meaning the power of seeing, having vision and perception. The name connotes seeing what others cannot, having the critical or key insight to understand and unlock the changing technology landscape.
The name Keysight reflects our rich heritage—a direct line from both Hewlett-Packard’s standards of integrity and innovation and Agilent’s premier measurement business. We believe our new name captures the spirit of our organization and the DNA of our employees—innovative, insightful and forward-looking.
Keysight is built on ‘firsts’ dating back to the birth of HP and Silicon Valley 75 years ago this year, and as a new company we are committed to bringing you a new generation of firsts – unlocking insights for you so you can in turn bring a new generation of technologies into the world.
We are excited about this announcement and remain focused on you. At this point, we continue to be part of Agilent Technologies. Our same Agilent team will work with you and the same service, support, and product purchasing processes remain in place. We expect to begin conducting business under the new name on August 1, 2014 in most countries and will provide you updates through the transition. In the meantime, we have created a provisional website at www.keysight.com where you can learn more.
We value the strong relationship we have with you, and are committed to a smooth transition. We look forward to our continued partnership in this New Year and for many more to come. Have a happy and prosperous new year.