Back in September, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies. Now, the company has revealed the name of the electronic measurement company it expects to spin off in early November 2014: Keysight Technologies.
According to the company, the name Keysight conveys the ability to see what others cannot, offering the critical or key insights to understand and unlock the changing technology landscape. The new company’s tagline, “unlocking measurement insights for 75 years,” commemorates the 1939 birth of the original Hewlett-Packard Company, from which Keysight originated.
“Keysight reflects our rich heritage – a direct line from both Hewlett-Packard’s standards of integrity and innovation and Agilent’s premier measurement business,” said Ron Nersesian, president and CEO of Keysight.
Keysight will concentrate solely on the electronic measurement industry, focusing on its test and measurement customers. The business is currently a part of Agilent and will include the entire portfolio of Agilent electronic measurement products and the largest sales and support team in the test and measurement industry.
Expected to become a standalone company in early November 2014, Keysight will be headquartered in Santa Rosa, California.