Agilent Technologies' Genesys EDA Software Chosen by Maspro to Improve Receiver Design

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 18, 2007— Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Maspro Denkoh Corp. has selected Agilent's Genesys and Momentum GX software to develop its TV-receiver and satellite-broadcast equipment. The agreement includes multiple licenses and an optional upgrade path to other Agilent EEsof EDA products.

Maspro is Japan's leading provider of TV-receiving equipment such as antennas, satellite receivers and broadcasting repeater devices, which often use frequencies greater than 10 GHz. The company's designers were encountering performance issues when slight changes were made to the printed circuit board (PCB) design, requiring several design re-spins to understand and correct the problems.

To solve these problems and reduce re-spins in their design process, Maspro added circuit and electromagnetic simulation to its design flow to improve efficiency. After evaluating EDA tools on the market, Maspro chose Agilent's Genesys and Momentum GX EDA software.

Maspro engineers who performed the tools evaluation chose Genesys because it provided the highest return on investment and the highest degree of accuracy, which Maspro needed to avoid the risk of design re-spins. They determined that the Genesys solution would help the most in improving their R&D efficiencies. They also preferred Genesys because it is available in Japanese and several other languages.

"Our application engineers worked closely with key Maspro designers to improve design efficiency for their high-frequency PC board design," said Mounir Adada, product marketing manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA division. "I'm pleased that this leading equipment supplier in Japan has chosen our Genesys and Momentum circuit and EM simulation tools, and I look forward to working with them."

About Genesys

Eagleware-Elanix, the originator of Genesys, was acquired by Agilent Technologies in 2005. Agilent EEsof EDA continues to build on and enhance the Genesys platform, an integrated EDA software package for self-supporting RF and microwave designers and workgroups. From initial system architecture through final documentation, Genesys provides state-of-the-art performance in a single easy-to-use design environment that is fast, powerful and accurate.

For more information about Genesys products, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-genesys.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Current Genesys software suites include four bundles that are priced less than $10,000. Configurations for high-yield linear design start at $3,995. The Genesys/Momentum GX bundle is priced at approximately $15,000.

Through April 15, 2008, Agilent is offering special discounts on Genesys products coupled with Momentum EM tools. For more information about Genesys suites and the current Genesys/Momentum GX discount, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-genesys-firstpass.

To request a free software evaluation, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-genesys-evaluation.

About Agilent EEsof EDA Software

Agilent EEsof EDA is an industry leading provider of RF-mixed signal circuit and system design software. The software is compatible with and is used to design the company's test and measurement equipment. Additional information about all of Agilent's EDA software is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) 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 revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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