Agilent Technologies, a spin-off of Hewlett-Packard Company, broke records on Nov. 18, 1999 as the largest initial public offering (IPO) in Silicon Valley history.. From a small garage in Palo Alto, California, to employees around the world serving customers in 110 countries, Agilent has a long history of innovation and leadership in the communications, electronics, semiconductor, test and measurement, life sciences and chemical analysis industries.


ASSET InterTech began as a business unit of Texas Instruments (TI). In July of 1995, the group that was working on boundary-scan (IEEE 1149.1 JTAG) test tools was spun off from TI and became an independent and privately held company. ASSET has evolved its ScanWorks product into a platform for embedded instruments featuring multiple validation, test and debug technologies. ScanWorks now has an installed base of more than 5,000 systems worldwide in hundreds of organizations. Among its customers are most of the prominent companies in communications, such as Cisco, Ericsson, Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, Tellabs and Huawei; defense and avionics, such as Raytheon, Rockwell, Lockheed Martin, BAE, ITT, Northrop Grumman and GE Aviation; computers, such as Intel, HP and Dell; and manufacturing services, such as Foxconn, Flextronics and others.