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Agilent Technologies Template:NYSE is the actual descendant of the instrument company founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in 1939. After 60 years of existence as part of Hewlett-Packard it was spun off from HP in 1999. In that year, Agilent was an $8 billion company with about 30,000 employees, manufacturing scientific instruments, semiconductors, optical networking devices, and test equipment for telecom and wireless R&D and production.

Agilent's major product lines include:

Agilent Technologies has a robust research and development program as part of Agilent Laboratories, with active research in MEMS, nanotechnology, and Life Sciences.

Agilent Technologies has an active investment group, Agilent Ventures, which invests in High Tech start up companies. Investments include MEMX, Infinera, and Telasics.

In 2001, Agilent Technologies sold the Healthcare/Medical Products organization to Philips Medical Systems. HP Medical Products had been the 2nd oldest part of Hewlett-Packard, acquired in the 1950s. Only the original founding Test & Measurement organization was older.

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Agilent Technologies received a 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index released by the Human Rights Campaign starting in 2004, the third year of the report.

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