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Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) Agreement with Finisar to Boost Product Delivery and Quality

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) provides RF-mixed signal circuits and systems for the rapidly advancing technology industry. Today the company announced that Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR), a designer, manufacturer and marketer of fiber optic components, has chosen Agilent’s Advanced System (ADS) software for the support and development of products designed for the telecom market.

“We are excited that Finisar has selected our ADS software platform for the design of their high-performance telecom optics products,” Sanjeev Gupta, product marketing manager of Agilent’s EEs of EDA division, stated in a press release. “The signal integrity design and simulation capabilities within ADS provide a critical toolset that, we believe, will be a huge help in getting our customers’ products to market more quickly.”

ADS is a high frequency and high speed electronic design automation software platform that includes the Signal Integrity Design Suite and the Ptolemy system stimulator. Director of engineering at Finisar, Kevin McCallion, said Agilent’s advances within the fiber-optics market made it a desirable fit for Finisar’s business goals.

“As the technology leader in optical communication networks, we believe it is fundamental to have best-in-class software when creating leading-edge products for our customers,” McCallion stated. “We purposely chose Agilent’s EDA software because of its impressive simulation technology and flexible design environment.”

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