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Keysight Technologies

Test and measurement equipment company; also develops EDA tools.
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Keysight Technologies is a test and measurement equipment company. It develops advanced design and validation solutions that span the development lifecycle, including design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider and cloud environments. Customers span worldwide communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor, and general electronics markets. The company generated $4.9 billion revenue for fiscal 2021.

Some products include EDA tools, oscilloscopes, analyzers, meters, emulators, signal generators, wireless emulators and analyzers, in-circuit test systems, and more.

Keysight’s history goes back to Hewlett-Packard, which began making oscilloscopes in 1938 and expanded to spectrum analyzers and other test and measurement equipment through the following decades.

In 1999, HP spun out Agilent Technologies, consisting of HP’s former measurement, components, chemical analysis, and medical businesses. HP retained its computer and printer businesses. The new company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

In August 2014, Agilent spun out its electronic measurement segment, creating Keysight Technologies. Agilent remained focused on chemical analysis and life sciences. Keysight (KEYS) listed on NYSE in November 2014.

Acquisitions

October 2021: Acquired Scalable Network Technologies, a provider of network simulation solutions to model and visualize communications networks and cyber threats.

May 2021: Acquired Quantum Benchmark, a provider of error diagnostics, error suppression and performance validation software for quantum computing.

February 2021: Acquired Sanjole, a provider of solutions for protocol decoding and interoperability of 4G, 5G, and other wireless technologies.

June 2020: Acquired Eggplant, a software test automation platform provider that uses AI and analytics to automate test creation and test execution.

March 2020: Acquired Labber Quantum, a provider of software for quantum computing instrument control, signal generation, qubit calibration, and device testing.

August 2018: Acquired Thales Calibration Services, a subsidiary of Thales Group, a commercial calibration facility specializing in dimensional, pressure, mass, and temperature metrology.

April 2017: Acquired Ixia, a provider of testing, visibility, and security solutions across physical and virtual networks for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers, for approximately $1.6 billion.

September 2017: Acquired ScienLab Electronic Systems, which offered test solutions for electronic components in the automotive and industrial sectors.

August 2016: Acquired Signadyne, a provider of modular measuring equipment.

August 2015: Acquired Anite, a supplier of software solutions for wireless research and development, for approximately $600 million.

August 2015: Acquired Electroservices Enterprises, a provider of electrical, mechanical, and physical calibration, repair and asset management services to defense, telecom and industrial customers.

April 2014: Acquired (as Agilent) electrothermal analysis technology from Gradient Design Automation, which allows designers to identify and correct thermal problems during integrated circuit development.

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