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Bio-analytical Measurement
   50.39 % of total Revenue
Electronic Measurement
   33.14 % of total Revenue
Chemical Analysis
   16.47 % of total Revenue

Business Segments (July 31, 2015)
(in millions $)
III. Quarter
(of total Revenues)
(July 31, 2015)
(in millions $)
III. Quarter
(Profit Margin)
Bio-analytical Measurement
511.00 50.39 % 95.00 18.59 %
Electronic Measurement
336.00 33.14 % 76.00 22.62 %
Chemical Analysis
167.00 16.47 % 28.00 16.77 %
1,014.00 100 % 199.00 19.63 %

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Growth rates by Segment (July 31, 2015)
Y/Y Revenue
III. Quarter
Q/Q Revenue
(July 31, 2015)
Y/Y Income
III. Quarter
Q/Q Income
Bio-analytical Measurement
-13.68 % 8.03 % 2.15 % -36.67 %
Electronic Measurement
-55.61 % 98.82 % -48.99 % -42.42 %
Chemical Analysis
-59.95 % -47.98 % -71.13 % -60.56 %
-42.58 % 5.3 % -41.3 % -43.63 %

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  Agilent Technologies Inc 's

Business Segments Description

Electronic Measurement Business

Our electronic measurement business provides standard and customized electronic measurement instruments and systems, monitoring, management and optimization tools for communications networks and services, software design tools and related services that are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronics equipment and communications networks and services. Related services include start-up assistance, instrument productivity and application services and instrument calibration and repair. We also offer customization, consulting and optimization services throughout the customer's product lifecycle.

We sell our electronic measurement products through direct sales, distributors, resellers, manufacturer's representatives, telesales and electronic commerce.

Electronic Measurement Markets

Our electronic measurement products compete in the communications test market and the general purpose test market.

The Communications Test Market

We market our communications test products and services to handset manufacturers, Network Equipment Manufacturers ("NEMs") and communications service providers. NEMs manufacture and sell products to facilitate the transmission of voice and data traffic. The NEMs' customers are the distributors of end-user subscriber devices, including cell phones and personal digital assistants ("PDAs"), as well as communications service providers that deploy and operate the networks and services. To meet their customers' demands, NEMs require test and measurement instruments, systems and solutions for the development, production and installation of each network technology.

Communications service providers require reliable network equipment that enables their networks and services to operate at ever-faster speeds, permits an expanding capacity and provides quick feedback. To achieve this, communications service providers require a range of sophisticated test instruments and systems to evaluate network performance and to identify any sources of communications failure.

Agilent's communications service provider customers require advanced software and systems, known as operations support systems ("OSS"), to monitor and manage the network infrastructure and services on a continuous, proactive basis to achieve either regulated or customer-specified service levels.

The General Purpose Test Market

We market our general purpose test products and services to the electronics industry. The electronics industry designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of products, including those produced in high volumes, such as computers, computer peripherals, electronic components, consumer electronics, enterprise servers, storage networks and communications devices, including PDAs. The components, printed circuit assemblies and functional devices for these products may be designed, developed and manufactured by electronic components companies, by original equipment manufacturers or by contract manufacturers. For the development and timely commercialization of new technologies, manufacturers require state-of-the-art test instruments, systems and software design tools in order to design products for efficient and cost-effective manufacturing and to validate product performance in a variety of configurations and environments. They also demand automated functional test systems, which test an electronic device as if it were in use in its final environment.

We also sell to the electronics manufacturing test markets, the parametric test markets and the flat panel display ("FPD") markets. Customers in these markets use our test equipment for structural and electrical board assembly testing, wafer-level parametric testing, and inspection for printed circuit board assemblies and thin-film transistor ("TFT") array test for FPDs.

Electronic Measurement Products

We divide our electronic measurement products into communications test products and general purpose test products.

Communications Test Products

We sell communications test products and services for the following types of communications networks and systems: fiber optics networks, transport networks, broadband and data networks, wireless communications and microwave networks. In addition, we provide assistance with installation and maintenance of our products and OSS.

Our fiber optic network test products include optical signal instruments, spectrum analysis instruments and lightwave optical systems, such as optical amplifier test, passive component test and jitter test instruments, tunable laser sources, multi-wavelength meters, photonic all-parameter testers and high-speed bit-error rate testers that measure key transmission properties of high-speed optical and electrical signals.

Our broadband and data network test products include our Network Analyzer and Router Testers. Our Network Analyzer product line helps to troubleshoot high-speed local area networks, wide area networks and asynchronous transfer mode networks.

Our wireless communications and microwave network products include RF and microwave test instruments and Electronic Design Automation ("EDA") software tools, which assist in the design and production of cellular handsets and base stations, as well as satellite and aerospace defense systems.

Our installation and maintenance assistance facilitates the installation, commission and activation of networks and services. We have a breadth of products for troubleshooting and maintaining optical, wireless, wireline and large-company networks.

Our OSS products manage performance and quality of service for broadband, data, wireless and converged networks and services.

General Purpose Test Products

We sell the following types of products into the general purpose test market: general purpose instruments, modular instruments and test software, digital design products, parametric test products, high frequency electronic design tools, electronics manufacturing test equipment and TFT array test equipment.

General purpose instruments are used principally by engineers in research and development laboratories, manufacturing, calibration and service for measuring voltage, current, frequency, signal pulse width and other standard electronics measurements and include spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, signal generators, digitizing oscilloscopes, voltmeters, multimeters, frequency counters, bench and system power supplies, function generators and waveform synthesizers.

Modular instruments and test software are used to dynamically configure and reconfigure test systems for designers and manufacturers of electronic devices and include products such as Agilent's IO Library, Agilent's VEE Pro 7.5 and the Test & Measurement Programmers Toolkit.

Our digital design products are used by research and development engineers in the computer, communications and semiconductor industries for validating and verifying the performance of digital product designs and include simple digital control circuits, complex high-speed servers incorporating the latest microprocessor technology, high-performance oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, logic-signal sources and data generators.

Our high-frequency electronic design automation software tools are used by RF integrated circuit design engineers to model, simulate and analyze communications product designs at the circuit and system levels. The main products in this area are the Advanced Design System, the RF Design Environment and the IC-CAP Device Modeling Software. Each is a well-established software platform within the wireless and the aerospace and defense design industries. Our customers are also applying this technology more frequently to model signal integrity problems in digital design applications.

Our parametric test instruments and systems combine hardware technology and customizable system software and are used to examine semiconductor wafers during the semiconductor manufacturing process.

Our electronic manufacturing test product categories are Automated Optical Inspection Products that enable automated visual inspection of printed circuit assemblies, Automated X-ray Inspection Products that provide a three-dimensional scan of printed circuit board assemblies to identify and isolate quality defects caused by the manufacturing process, Automated In-Circuit Testing Products that identify quality defects such as bad and incorrect parts that affect electrical performance and allow early repair of these defects, and Manufacturing Test System Software that provides common tools to enable customers to use information across the manufacturing line for effective process control, repair and test design.

Our TFT array tester products provide FPD manufacturers with test solutions in the rapidly growing FPD market. An array tester can provide significant cost savings by detecting defects early in the process of manufacturing FPDs.

Bio-Analytical Measurement Business

Our bio-analytical measurement business provides application-focused solutions that include instruments, software, consumables and services that enable customers to identify, quantify and analyze the physical and biological properties of substances and products. Our seven key product categories include: microarrays, microfluidics, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, software and informatics, and related consumables, reagents and services.

Bio-Analytical Measurement Markets

Primarily, our bio-analytical measurement business serves the following markets:

Life Sciences Markets

Our life science markets account for approximately 42 percent of revenue from our bio-analytical measurement business. Within the life sciences, we focus on the following areas: pharmaceutical analysis (drug development, manufacturing and quality assurance/quality control), gene expression and proteomics.

The Pharmaceutical Analysis Market. Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies develop and manufacture drugs under strict regulatory guidelines. We provide liquid chromatography, gas chromatography and mass spectrometry solutions for the analysis of chemicals, and provide compliance services and data systems designed to further enable compliance with relevant regulations of the Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory agencies.

The Gene Expression Market. Gene expression researchers use microarrays to measure the activity levels of many genes in a cell simultaneously for the purpose of understanding and characterizing disease, identifying drug targets and identifying patterns of gene activity that correlate to the potential toxicity or effectiveness of a drug. Currently, this is a double-digit growth market in which our microarray, microfluidics and informatics solutions are sold.

The Proteomics Market. Proteomics is a growing field with the goal of identifying, characterizing and analyzing proteins on a high-volume scale. Proteomics is also important to the large-scale manufacture of protein-based therapies in development by biotechnology companies. This is a double-digit growth market in which we provide liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and informatics.

Chemical Analysis Markets

Our chemical analysis markets account for approximately 58 percent of revenue from the bio-analytical measurement business. Within chemical analysis, we focus primarily on the following areas: petrochemical, environmental, homeland security and forensics, and bioagriculture and food safety.

The Petrochemical Market. The natural gas and petroleum refining markets use our products to measure and control the quality of their finished products and to verify the environmental safety of their operations. Petroleum refiners use our measurement solutions to analyze crude oil composition, perform raw material analysis, verify and improve refining processes and ensure the overall quality of gasoline, fuels, lubricants and other products. Our gas chromatographs are also used to monitor consistent quality in the delivery of natural gas.

The Environmental Market. Our gas chromatography, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry solutions are used by the environmental market for applications such as laboratory and field analysis of chemical pollutants in air, water, soil and solid waste. Environmental industry customers include all levels of government, the industrial and manufacturing sectors, engineering and consulting companies, commercial testing laboratories and colleges and universities. We are seeing strong international demand for environmental instrumentation in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Homeland Security and Forensics Market. Our liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry and microfluidics solutions are used by health and forensics laboratories in the U.S. and abroad, particularly in the analysis of evidence associated with crime or with the detection and identification of biological and chemical warfare agents. This instrumentation is either used in static or mobile laboratories. Customers include local, state, federal, and international law enforcement agencies and health laboratories.

The Bioagriculture and Food Safety Market. Food safety industries apply the same general technologies for chemical analysis as the pharmaceutical and environmental markets, including gas and liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. Additionally, bioagriculture industries seek to improve crops and foods by conducting research on these organisms, as well as testing for genetically modified content, using microarray and microfluidics solutions.

Bio-Analytical Measurement Products

A key factor in all of our bio-analytical measurement target markets is the need for new products that increase customer productivity and provide high quality data that enable decision-making by our customers.

Microarray Products

Since announcing the launch of our DNA microarray program for the life sciences in December 1999, we have become the second leading supplier of microarray solutions which we sell primarily to pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies and academia. Using our refined inkjet manufacturing process, we make highly sensitive 60-mer oligonucleotide ("oligo") microarrays. This unique inkjet process is highly flexible and accurate, enabling the faster manufacture of new and custom high-density microarrays. In 2005, we expanded our line of microarrays to offer genomics solutions for chromosome analysis and gene regulation.

Microfluidics Products

The Agilent 2100 bioanalyzer is the first commercial microfluidics product for the analysis of a wide range of biological molecules, including DNA, RNA, proteins and cells. The bioanalyzer chips allow sample quality assessment to be done in a fraction of the usual time using fewer samples and reagents than traditional gel electrophoresis. We also provide related software, which enables the bioanalyzer to be used for the development and manufacture of protein-based therapeutics and, also enables standardization of RNA quality measurement. In November 2004, Agilent introduced the first fully automated, high-throughput lab-on-a-chip system, which will enable unattended analysis of thousands of DNA or protein samples per day.

Gas Chromatography Products

Agilent is the world's leading provider of gas chromatographs, both portable and stationary. A gas chromatograph ("GC") is used to separate any gas, liquid or solid molecules that can be vaporized in order to determine the quantity and identity of the molecules present. As a market leader in gas chromatography, we continue to expand its applications with new columns and supplies, as well as product enhancements. Over the last three years, Agilent has introduced improved models of all of its major gas chromatographs.

Liquid Chromatography Products

A liquid chromatograph ("LC") or a high performance liquid chromatograph ("HPLC") is used to separate molecules of a liquid mixture to determine the quantity and identity of the molecules present. Used when gas chromatography is not an option, these instruments are modular in construction and can be configured to form instruments that perform specific analyses. Agilent's HPLC system, the Agilent 1100 Series, has sold over 60,000 systems since its introduction. As a leader in liquid chromatography, we continue to expand its applications with new LC and HPLC columns and provide ongoing product enhancements. Our latest innovation, HPLC-Chip, facilitates more than a 3000-fold improvement in sensitivity.

Mass Spectrometry Products

A mass spectrometer ("MS") identifies and quantifies chemicals based on a chemical's molecular mass and on characteristic patterns of fragment masses that result when a molecule is broken apart. Mass spectrometry is an important tool in analyzing proteins and other biological entities that undergo transformations because it enables the understanding and characterization of their many different states. MS systems are typically used in combination with gas or liquid chromatographs. In the past three years, Agilent significantly expanded its mass spectrometry portfolio with a focus on ease of use, sensitivity and reliability. New products include several ion trap and time-of-flight mass spectrometers, a multimode ion source and a range of instrument control and data analysis software packages.

Software and Informatics Products

We provide software for instrument control, data acquisition and analysis, laboratory content and business process management, and informatics. Our software facilitates the regulatory-compliant use of instruments in pharmaceutical quality assurance/quality control environments. In 2005, we completed acquisition of Scientific Software, Inc. and Silicon Genetics, Inc., expanding our portfolio of chromatography data systems and informatics.

Consumables, Reagents and Services

We also offer a broad range of consumable products, which support our LC, GC and MS technology platforms. These consumable products include chemical and biological reagents, instrument replacement parts, brand-specific chromatography columns and consumable supplies to meet our customers' analysis needs. All of our products, which include generic and proprietary supplies, are designed to work together.

We offer a wide range of startup, operational, educational and compliance support services for our measurement and data handling systems. Our support services include all of our chemical and bioinstrumentation analysis hardware and software maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and training. Special service bundles have also been designed to meet the specific analysis instrument needs of various industries.

Semiconductor Test Solutions Business

Agilent's semiconductor test solutions business delivers technologies and solutions for companies who design, manufacture and test systems-on-a-chip ("SOCs"), systems-in-a-package ("SIPs") and memory semiconductor devices. Our systems are used to test a wide range of devices, from the extremely price-sensitive to the most complex and high-performance.

On August 15, 2005, Agilent announced a strategic move that includes a plan to spin off the semiconductor test solutions business, which operates in the SOC, SIP and Memory Test markets. This business will become a new automated test company focused on technology and innovation in semiconductor test. The spin-off will take place as soon as practical in 2006 and entails separating the semiconductor test solutions business from Agilent, then launching an IPO process. The expected IPO date of our semiconductor test solutions spin-off is near mid-year 2006, with an expected completion date for the spin-off by the end of fiscal year 2006.

During the fourth quarter of 2005, we realigned our operating segments, creating the semiconductor test solutions business, formerly included within our automated test business. The remainder of the automated test business is currently reported in our electronic measurement business. Our semiconductor test solutions business employed approximately 1,600 people as of October 31, 2005. We sell our semiconductor test solutions through direct sales. Our semiconductor test solutions business generated $0.5 billion in revenue in fiscal 2005, $0.6 billion in revenue in fiscal 2004, and $0.5 billion in revenue in fiscal 2003.

Semiconductor Test Solutions Markets

Agilent's semiconductor test solutions business sells to the semiconductor manufacturing markets. Customers in these markets use our equipment for wafer-sort and final sort for memory test, and package-level functional and structural test. In general, market demand for semiconductor test solutions' equipment is driven both by changes in the volume of semiconductor devices produced and by developments in semiconductor performance and function, packaging and assembly technology.

In the semiconductor manufacturing market, the development of increasingly faster and more complex semiconductor devices stimulates demand for testers capable of evaluating these high-speed devices. The continuing integration of functions, such as microprocessor, logic, analog, RF and logic, application specific integrated circuits ("ASICs") and memory on a single integrated circuit or single package has created the SOC and SIP product categories. Similarly, vertical stacking of both similar and different types of memory chips has created a category of memory package, the complex multi-chip package ("MCP").

Semiconductor Test Solutions Products

Our semiconductor test solutions business designs, develops and manufactures semiconductor test equipment. We develop our products on scalable-system architecture and then deliver, over time, enhancements to that architecture that extend its testing capabilities to address changing device and production requirements.

Semiconductor Test Equipment

We produce semiconductor test equipment to perform electrical functional testing and structural testing of logic, memory, mixed analog and digital signal, RF, microwave, SOC and SIP integrated circuits. In addition, we provide applications, service and support for our test equipment.

Our semiconductor test equipment tests a variety of different circuit types. We test both at the wafer level and at final assembly. We are an industry leader in wafer-sort test solutions for flash memory devices, which retain data even when the power is turned off and that are used in digital cameras, cellular phones, PDAs and storage of portable digital audio files. Our flash memory test products can test multiple devices in parallel, and with a single test insertion can test complex memory packages including different memory types. Our SOC/SIP test system can test not only multiple devices at a time but also multiple functional elements on a given device at the same time. As a result of its scalable architecture, this system can be field-upgraded to the latest technology without the customer needing to buy a new system or shut down the production line for an extended time.


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