Our history is full of examples of how our entrepreneurial spirit and passion has led to industry firsts that helped our customers innovate in their quest to connect and secure the world.
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We launch the Infiniium UXR-Series, a new class of ultra-performance oscilloscopes, the world’s most advanced, to accelerate the next generation of electronic research and design.
We continue our commitment to help our customers innovate “next” by offering industry-first solutions to emerging technologies, launching collaborative projects to drive advancements in quantum technology, and joining the 6G flagship program.
We launch PathWave, an industry-first design and test software platform that accelerates workflows by connecting every step in the product development lifecycle.
We introduce the industry’s first 5G New Radio (NR)-ready channel emulation solution and are first-to-market a 5G millimeter-wave channel sounding solution.
We acquire Ixia, accelerating our expansion of software solutions and broadening our reach within the communications development lifecycle across protocol layers 2 through 7.
We acquire ScienLab, introducing new test solutions for higher power eMobility systems in the automotive and industrial sectors.
We make several acquisitions to provide industry-leading coverage for 5G innovations.
Keysight joins the S&P 500 on November 6, the only electronic design and measurement company in this rank.
We launch the Keysight Leadership Model (KLM) to enable us to drive innovation, speed, and excellence in execution.
We announce the new X-Series signal analyzers with enhanced capabilities for developers creating next generation devices, and an industry-first, integrated 1GHz analysis bandwidth.
We open our Software Design Center in Atlanta, partnering with the Georgia Institute of Technology to leverage their research into high-performance computing and human-computer interaction to accelerate the design-test workflow.
Keysight acquires Anite, expanding our addressable market in wireless research and development and network testing.
Keysight Technologies first appears on the New York Stock Exchange. This year also marks the 75th anniversary of our beginnings as HP’s electronic measurement business.
Agilent announces it will spin off its electronic measurement segment, returning that business to its original roots.
China becomes the first region outside the US to achieve $1 billion in orders for Agilent in a single year.
HP announces we are to be spun off as Agilent Technologies, consisting of HP’s former measurement, components, chemical analysis, and medical businesses.
Agilent is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and its IPO is the largest in Silicon Valley history to date.
We introduce the first mixed signal oscilloscope (MSO).
We introduce the 8510 Vector Network Analyzer, the first computer-controlled test equipment of its kind.
We open our Representative Office in Beijing, making this the first time our products are formally available in the Chinese market.
We go East! We establish our first site in Southeast Asia in Penang, Malaysia.
HP Labs opens creating HP’s first centralized organization focused on exploring new ideas. Barney Oliver is the founding director.
Our first spectrum analyzer, the 8551, becomes indispensable for RF and microwave workbenches. It soon becomes our first $1 million-a-month product, the first of many.
We go global, establishing a marketing organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and a manufacturing plant in Boeblingen, Germany.
We go public! With the IPO held on November 6, this was in part to enable employees to share in the company’s success which is still the model used today.
We release our first oscilloscopes, which will go on to represent a significant part of our test and measurement product line.
We enter the microwave field, setting the stage for future leadership in signal generators.
We introduce Bill Hewlett’s 300A Harmonic Wave Analyzer, the predecessor to our entire line of industry-leading spectrum analyzers
Disney Studios purchases 8 modified 200A audio oscillators for use on the ground-breaking movie Fantasia.
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard set up HP in a garage where they build the company’s first product, the 200A Audio Oscillator.
Bill and Dave issue $5 (U.S.) Christmas bonuses, laying the foundation for the renowned HP Way – a philosophy still alive today in Keysight’s Leadership Model.