Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has received the 2011 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Company of the Year for its performance in the oscilloscope market.
The award is based on Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the oscilloscope market. Frost & Sullivan ranked Agilent as the No. 2 company in 2009, but its rapid revenue growth since then has made it the leader in market penetration.
“The introduction of highly innovative products, the breadth of its portfolio that enables the provision of application-specific solutions, and the move toward indirect distribution channels for its mainstream oscilloscopes are some of the key reasons for Agilent’s success,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Director Jessy Cavazos.
In making the award, Frost & Sullivan noted Agilent’s concerted efforts to become a market leader, evidenced by its introduction of products in all segments of the oscilloscope market. It also noted Agilent’s involvement in various technology standards groups. Agilent’s involvement in these standards groups enables the company to bring the right solutions to market when customers need them.During 2011, Agilent introduced the Infiniium 90000 X-Series for the high-end segment of the market and the InfiniiVision 2000 and 3000 X-Series for the mainstream segment. Agilent also provides unique application-specific solutions across multiple hardware and software systems, which has helped the company make major strides in both of those segments. According to Frost & Sullivan, Agilent’s adoption of indirect distribution channels for its mainstream oscilloscope line and the company’s high-performance application-specific integrated circuits contributed to its growing market share in high-end and mainstream oscilloscopes. Agilent invested in integrated circuits made with indium phosphide, using a proprietary process, and was able to increase transistor speeds to greater than 200 GHz. That enabled the company to give its oscilloscopes high-frequency capability (up to 33 GHz), while maintaining the industry’s lowest noise floor and jitter measurement floor. By integrating features such as oscilloscope data acquisition, display and analysis processing into a single CMOS circuit, Agilent also significantly reduced the cost of its InfiniiVision 2000 and 3000 X-Series oscilloscopes.
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