Agilent Technologies Donates $13 Million in EDA
Software to Georgia Electronic Design Center
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A - News) today announced
an agreement to provide Agilent EDA software, support and training, totaling $13 million, to a new
hub of the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) in Atlanta. The new Agilent EDA Simulation Center
will facilitate RF and microwave-system and circuit-design instruction and research for students,
and serve as a catalyst for start-up companies involved in wireless communications design. The
venture, sponsored by the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), is expected to be fully
operational by year's end.
"Agilent's EDA tools help us continue to advance wireless technology and support our students, as
well as to encourage and support start-up companies," said Joy Laskar, director of GEDC. "We also
want to contribute to the success of other academic and non-profit institutions through sharing our
experience in this partnership. We are making plans to release large portions of work using the
Agilent EEsof EDA platforms for academic use."
The agreement demonstrates a significant expansion of the long-standing relationship between
Georgia Tech and Agilent. This agreement is part of the newly created Agilent EEsof EDA University
Alliance program, which includes a tailored, three-year custom license program to provide access to
the complete line of Agilent EEsof EDA tools to start-up companies. Agilent also plans to offer
customer training at the GEDC's Agilent EDA Simulation Center.
"This is one of the largest academic donations of Agilent EEsof products to a single
institution," said Jim McGillivary, vice president and general manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA
division. "We realize that universities and start-up incubator programs play a crucial role in
pushing the limits of EDA tools, and Agilent's EDA offering needs to be integrated and lead
simulation technology in all areas. The energy, enthusiasm and drive within this program is really
exciting for all of us."
Academic uses of the Agilent EEsof Simulation Center at GEDC will focus on Agilent EEsof's
Advanced Design System (ADS), the 3-D Electromagnetic Design System (EMDS) 3-D EM simulator and the
AMDS simulator that incorporates antenna EM simulation technology recently acquired by Agilent. The
center will also be the world's largest academic installation of Agilent's Golden Gate simulator in
a parallel processor environment. Golden Gate offers the ability to simulate complex CMOS RFIC
designs, including complete network parasitic elements, in production scale SOC implementations.
Initial plans include a 60 parallel core configuration.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the EDA Simulation Center at the GEDC in Atlanta is planned for
Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The event will take place at the Technology Square Research Building,
located at 85 5th Street, on the Georgia Tech campus.
Additional information about Agilent's EDA software offerings is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.
The Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) supports world-class research, active and
solution-oriented industry collaboration, intellectual property generation, and revenue-generating
commercialization efforts. GEDC's research is broadly focused on fostering technology at the
intersection of today's communications applications: wireless/RF, wired/copper and fiber channels.
Additional information about Georgia Tech and GEDC is available at www.gatech.edu and
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A - News) 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 revenue of $5.0 billion
in fiscal 2006. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.