Programs Provide Students with Tools to Become Industry-Ready Engineers
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that more than 200
universities in North America are now participating in the
Keysight EEsof EDA University Educational
Support Programs, which provide several thousand students with EDA software licenses. As a result, more students
than ever are returning to school this fall with the tools necessary to become industry-ready engineers.
The Keysight EDA University Programs offer full versions of Keysight
EDA software to qualified academic institutions for instructional use. This software is used in industry and
creates a full wireless communication EDA experience that helps students develop skills that will serve them well
throughout their careers.
"Students love being able to access a student license download," said Kathleen Melde, professor at the University
of Arizona. "The process is so easy and there's 24/7 access, so I often joke about how students can use the Keysight
EDA tools to fix problems that bug them in the middle of the night. More importantly though, the student license
is allowing our students to master the use of industry-standard tools and that's what's going to make them stand
out in a competitive job market."
The Keysight RF & Microwave
Industry-Ready Student Certification program is a collaboration between Keysight, select universities and industry.
The program identifies, acknowledges and rewards top students with certification for demonstrating excellence in
RF and microwave design and measurement expertise using Keysight EDA software design tools and instruments. Certification
- Excellence in RF and microwave design courses and labs
- Completion of the required hours of Keysight EDA design tool use
- Completion of the required use of Keysight instruments, while learning key fundamentals for accurate RF calibration
- Nomination by a university professor for certification
To date, 200 students at more than 40 participating universities have been certified as Keysight Industry-Ready
Students and therefore have demonstrated immediate value to prospective employers. Participation in the certification
program confirms a university’s interest in preparing students for their future industry contribution.
Since the launch of the
Keysight EDA Student License
program in 2013, thousands of students have gained access to Keysight EDA software tools, anyplace, anytime,
on their personal computers. Having access to Keysight EDA software enables professors to encourage student creativity
and empowers students to capture and present that creativity in a form that’s recognized and trusted in conference
papers, presentations and proposals.
"The Keysight EDA university program, along with other associated programs, such as the Keysight RF & Microwave
Industry-Ready Student Certification and Keysight EDA Student License, provide an environment whereby students can
master invaluable RF and microwave design skills," said John Kikuchi, university program manager with Keysight EDA.
"These skills will enable participating students to deliver faster, higher-level results to their future employers."
Additional information about Keysight's education support and student software license program is available at
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is the world's leading electronic measurement company, transforming today's
measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. With its HP and Agilent
legacy, Keysight delivers solutions in wireless communications, aerospace and defense and semiconductor markets
with world-class platforms, software and consistent measurement science. The company's over 9,500 employees serve
customers in more than 100 countries.
What We Do - Corporate
Profile Slides Keysight's singular focus on measurement helps scientists, researchers and engineers address
their toughest challenges with precision and confidence. With the help of our products and services, they are better
able to deliver the breakthroughs that make a measurable difference.
Company History and Timeline
Keysight Technologies' legacy includes the original Hewlett-Packard business founded in 1939 by Bill Hewlett
and Dave Packard, which spun off with Agilent Technologies in 1999. On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to
separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The
new company, Keysight Technologies, began trading on the NYSE under the symbol KEYS on November 3,2014.
Posted August 21, 2015