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Agilent to Acquire Adaptif

Photonics.com
May 2007
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 30, 2007 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. is acquiring Adaptif, a private maker of polarization analysis and control technology for testing optical components and systems in telecommunications, sensors and laser markets, the companies announced today. Financial details were not disclosed.

Agilent said it plans to sell Adaptif Photonics products upon closing, which is expected in June. All Adaptif employees are expected to join Agilent, it said in a statement.

Agilent said the acquisition will enhance its instrument portfolio for fiber-optic test and "will help Adaptif’s and Agilent’s customers obtain comprehensive insight into their optical components and high-speed optical network designs with a full spectrum of test solutions."

Adaptif is associated with the optical center at the Hamburg University of Technology and has developed extensive intellectual property in optical measurement product development.

Alois Hauk, photonic and network test division vice president and general manager, said, “This acquisition is one step in a series of actions we have taken to strengthen our optical test and measurement offerings and allows us to offer a full range of electrical and optical test equipment for high-speed broadband network designs."

For more information, visit: www.agilent.com



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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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