Agilent Technologies Outfits UC Berkeley Electronics Lab with $300,000 of Test Equipment

Agilent Technologies Outfits UC Berkeley Electronics Lab with $300,000 of Test Equipment

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYS: A) today announced that it donated bench-top electronic measurement equipment worth $300,000 to the Texas Instruments Electronics Design Laboratory, which opened at the University of California, Berkeley, yesterday. The new lab will provide more than 1,000 Berkeley students each year with hands-on experience applying the principles they learn in gateway electrical engineering courses such as microelectronic circuit design.

The new lab and adjoining student lounge in Cory Hall - the home of the Electrical Engineering Division of UC Berkeley's Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences - is fully equipped and delivers a real-world learning environment.


"Agilent Technologies has been our close partner in nurturing the creativity and drive of our students," says S. Shankar Sastry, UC Berkeley's dean of engineering. "We are deeply grateful for this tremendous gift, which will help prepare our students to lead technological innovation in the global economy."

"It was exciting to see the new lab operational and immediately able to stimulate innovation among undergraduate engineering students," said Mark Pierpoint, vice president and general manager, software and modular solutions, Agilent. "This opening reinforces Agilent's commitment to foster engineering education and development at the university level."

About the University of California, Berkeley

With its proximity to Silicon Valley and a global reputation for academic excellence, the University of California, Berkeley has long been a key driver of technological innovation. More than 4,800 students study engineering at Berkeley, taught by more than 200 full-time faculty. The mixed-signal MOS integrated circuit was pioneered by electrical engineering researchers at Berkeley, as was computer-aided design for integrated circuits and three-dimensional transistor technology. More than 40 affiliated engineering research centers, in areas from wireless communications to sustainable design, foster student instruction and industry collaboration. Learn more at coe.berkeley.edu.

Images of the Texas Instruments Electronics Design Laboratory at UC Berkeley are available at www.agilent.com/find/UCLab_images.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYS: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Further technology, corporate citizenship and executive news is available at www.agilent.com/go/news.



Agilent Technologies Inc.
Janet Smith, Americas
+1 970-679-5397
janet_smith@agilent.com
Twitter: @JSmithAgilent
or
Sarah Calnan, Europe
+44 (118) 927 5101
sarah_calnan@agilent.com
or
Iris Ng, Asia
+852 31977979
iris-hw_ng@agilent.com

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  California

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:

The article Agilent Technologies Outfits UC Berkeley Electronics Lab with $300,000 of Test Equipment originally appeared on Fool.com.

Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Learn about investing from the comfort of your own home.

Portfolio Basics

Take the first steps to building your portfolio.

View Course »

Investment Strategies

Learn the strategies you need to build a winning portfolio

View Course »

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum