Agilent acquires Centellax T&M business

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Centellax Inc. have signed a definitive agreement for Agilent to acquire the assets of Centellax’s test and measurement business. The acquisition, subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to be completed in about two weeks. Financial details were not disclosed.

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Centellax Inc. have signed a definitive agreement for Agilent to acquire the assets of Centellax’s test and measurement business. The acquisition, subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to be completed in about two weeks. Financial details were not disclosed.

Founded in 2001, Centellax designs and manufactures equipment used for testing high-speed digital communication systems and components. This test equipment includes bit-error ratio testers, pattern generators, clock synthesizers, signal-integrity studio software, and test accessories. (The company also manufactures a variety of electronic components for high-speed optical communications applications; this business is not part of the transaction). Agilent has complementary expertise and technology. The pair says the acquisition will help customers to obtain comprehensive insight into their high-speed devices by providing a full spectrum of test offerings.

Agilent says that the acquisition augments its current position and ongoing investments by covering all requirements in digital I/O and optical transceiver test, from deep characterization in R&D to cost-effective test in manufacturing up to 32G and beyond. “Adding Centellax’s products and technology enables us to address the complete life-cycle needs of our customers,” said Juergen Beck, general manager of Agilent’s digital and photonic test division.

“We are very pleased by the opportunity this transaction represents for Centellax T&M’s customers and employees,” said Julio Perdomo, Centellax CEO. “We are proud of the team and the product line we have designed, built and brought to market. Looking into the future, I am confident that under Agilent’s leadership this business unit will thrive.”

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