Agilent Technologies - Press Release 10-4-2007
Agilent Technologies Donates $13 Million in EDA Software to
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:
A - News) today announced an agreement to provide Agilent EDA software,
support and training, totaling $13 million, to a new hub of the Georgia
Electronic Design Center (GEDC) in Atlanta. The new Agilent EDA Simulation
Center will facilitate RF and microwave-system and circuit-design instruction
and research for students, and serve as a catalyst for start-up companies
involved in wireless communications design. The venture, sponsored by
the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), is expected to be
fully operational by year's end.
Electronic Design Center
"Agilent's EDA tools help us
continue to advance wireless technology and support our students, as
well as to encourage and support start-up companies," said Joy Laskar,
director of GEDC. "We also want to contribute to the success of other
academic and non-profit institutions through sharing our experience
in this partnership. We are making plans to release large portions of
work using the Agilent EEsof EDA platforms for academic use."
The agreement demonstrates a significant expansion of the long-standing
relationship between Georgia Tech and Agilent. This agreement is part
of the newly created Agilent EEsof EDA University Alliance program,
which includes a tailored, three-year custom license program to provide
access to the complete line of Agilent EEsof EDA tools to start-up companies.
Agilent also plans to offer customer training at the GEDC's Agilent
EDA Simulation Center.
"This is one of the largest academic
donations of Agilent EEsof products to a single institution," said Jim
McGillivary, vice president and general manager with Agilent's EEsof
EDA division. "We realize that universities and start-up incubator programs
play a crucial role in pushing the limits of EDA tools, and Agilent's
EDA offering needs to be integrated and lead simulation technology in
all areas. The energy, enthusiasm and drive within this program is really
exciting for all of us."
Academic uses of the Agilent EEsof
Simulation Center at GEDC will focus on Agilent EEsof's Advanced Design
System (ADS), the 3-D Electromagnetic Design System (EMDS) 3-D EM simulator
and the AMDS simulator that incorporates antenna EM simulation technology
recently acquired by Agilent. The center will also be the world's largest
academic installation of Agilent's Golden Gate simulator in a parallel
processor environment. Golden Gate offers the ability to simulate complex
CMOS RFIC designs, including complete network parasitic elements, in
production scale SOC implementations. Initial plans include a 60 parallel
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the EDA Simulation
Center at the GEDC in Atlanta is planned for Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m. ET.
The event will take place at the Technology Square Research Building,
located at 85 5th Street, on the Georgia Tech campus.
information about Agilent's EDA software offerings is available at
The Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC)
supports world-class research, active and solution-oriented industry
collaboration, intellectual property generation, and revenue-generating
commercialization efforts. GEDC's research is broadly focused on fostering
technology at the intersection of today's communications applications:
wireless/RF, wired/copper and fiber channels. Additional information
about Georgia Tech and GEDC is available at www.gatech.edu and
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc.
(NYSE: A - News) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology
leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis.
The company's 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries.
Agilent had net revenue of $5.0 billion in fiscal 2006. Information
about Agilent is available on the Web at
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