Changes to Include
Price Decreases, Customer Investment Protection Program,
Translators to ADS,
PARIS, European Microwave Week 2005, Oct. 3, 2005 --
Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced several plans for its product lines following
its recent acquisition of the business of Eagleware-Elanix, a provider of system
and circuit design software for the communications industry. Expected changes include
price decreases, a new customer investment protection program, Advanced Design System
(ADS) translators, and a trade-in offer to users of non-Agilent software.
The price decrease is for non-U.S. Eagleware-Elanix customers
only and is made possible through the efficiency gains Agilent expects to make in
its global infrastructure.
“Our international operations are highly efficient, and we
are passing these savings directly to our customers,” said Jim McGillivary, vice
president and general manager of Agilent’s EEsof EDA division. “This signals our
intention to keep the Eagleware-Elanix product line in a leading price-performance
position for years to come.”
Prices in the United States will remain unchanged.
Second, Agilent has announced a new investment protection
program, the first of its kind in the high-frequency EDA market. It allows new and
current Eagleware-Elanix customers to apply 100 percent of the current list price
of the software toward other products in the Agilent EEsof EDA portfolio.
“We realize that companies benefit from options, and we intend
to make their decision to choose Agilent EEsof EDA even easier by preserving their
investment,” said Neil Martin, marketing and services manager for Agilent’s EEsof
EDA division. “Customers new to Agilent can start small and chart a financial growth
path as their needs evolve. We simply could not do this before with a single product
Third, an existing translator from GENESYS to the ADS electronic
design automation software platform is being upgraded now for enhanced migration
And last, Agilent is extending an open offer for users of
non-Agilent solutions to trade in their software and migrate to the Eagleware-Elanix
“We are confident that the newly acquired Eagleware-Elanix
product line provides a better value than alternative, easy-to-use, PC-based, RF
EDA solutions in this portion of the market,” said Martin. “GENESYS 2005 is a significant
release, and we encourage customers to compare the overall price-performance, maintenance
fees, long-term roadmaps, and investment protection options.”
The most recent version of Eagleware GENESYS, GENESYS 2005,
combines ease-of-use enhancements with new synthesis and simulation capabilities.
This release is in the beta-testing phase and is expected to ship in the fourth
quarter of calendar 2005.
The Eagleware-Elanix product line, with thousands of customers
worldwide, is focused on providing easy-to-use, PC-based, high-frequency EDA software
at a leading price-performance point. Key products include:
GENESYS -- An integrated, affordable and easy-to-use suite
supporting a full range of design, from algorithms to artwork.
More than 10 RF and microwave component synthesis tools, including
filter, matching, oscillator, amplifier, phase locked loop and mixer design.
SystemVue -- A system design environment with an intuitive
block-level interface for development, simulation and analysis.
Unique system architecture design and analysis capabilities
built around the spectral domain simulation capabilities in SPECTRASYS.
To contact Agilent EEsof EDA with questions about these plans,
visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-email. More information about Agilent’s EDA tools,
including Eagleware-Elanix, is available at
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 28,000 employees serve customers in
more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $7.2 billion in fiscal year
2004. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at
This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined
in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created
therein. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited
to, changes to be made with regard to the Eagleware-Elanix product line, expected
efficiency gains achieved by Agilent through the acquisition of Eagleware-Elanix,
Agilent’s intentions regarding price-performance position of the Eagleware-Elanix
product line, the expected ship date of GENESYS 2005 and the product strategy for
the Eagleware-Elanix product line, and expectations about efficiencies to be gained
as a result of changes to its global infrastructure. These forward-looking statements
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