|Predecessors||Electronic test and measurement division of HP and later Agilent|
|Headquarters||Santa Rosa, California, U.S.|
(CEO & president)
|Revenue||US$5.42 billion (2022)|
|US$1.33 billion (2022)|
|US$1.12 billion (2022)|
|Total assets||US$8.10 billion (2022)|
|Total equity||US$4.16 billion (2022)|
Number of employees
|c. 15,000 (2022)|
|Footnotes / references|
Financials as of October 31, 2022[update]
Keysight Technologies, or Keysight, is an American company that manufactures electronics test and measurement equipment and software. The name is a blend of key and insight. The company was formed as a spin-off of Agilent Technologies, which inherited and rebranded the test and measurement product lines developed and produced from the late 1960s to the turn of the millennium by Hewlett-Packard's Test & Measurement division.
Keysight's products include hardware and software for benchtop, modular, and field instruments. Instruments include oscilloscopes, multimeters, logic analyzers, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, atomic force microscopes (AFM), automated optical inspection, automated X-ray inspection (5DX), in-circuit testers, power supplies, tunable lasers, optical power meters, wavelength-meters, electro-optic converters, optical modulation analyzers and handheld tools. In addition, it produces electronic design automation (EDA) software (EEsof division). It mainly serves the telecommunications, aerospace/defense, industrial, computer, and semiconductor industries.
In 2021, the United States Department of State fined Keysight $6.6 million for unauthorized sales of defense-related software to China, Russia, and 15 other countries from 2015 to 2018, in violation of the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. According to the State Department, some of the sales posed a risk to national security, and the company had been notified of potential unauthorized data transactions in 2017. Keysight agreed to pay the fine and to hire a compliance officer to conduct future audits.
Research and development
Since its launch in 2014, Keysight has increased its investment in R&D from approximately 12% to 16%, a percentage that represents more than double the investment in absolute dollars.
Keysight won the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan award for market leadership with $300 million in instrumentation software revenue. The citation states R&D investment of 12% of revenue ($365 million in 2013) as an important factor.[non-primary source needed]
In recent years, Keysight received a ranking of #46 on Forbes list of “American’s Best Midsize Companies.”
Keysight was recently ranked #46 on Fortune's 2022 100 Best Companies to Work for.
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- ^ "Keysight Technologies, Inc. 2022 Annual Report (Form 10-K)". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 15 December 2022.
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- ^ Kelly Hill (December 9, 2014). "After spin-off, Keysight strikes out on its own". RCR Wireless News. Retrieved 2015-01-03.
...high-performance instrumentation approach for benchtop equipment ... also has been adding to its modular portfolio ... as well as portable testing products...
- ^ a b "Keysight News Archive | Agilent Technologies Reveals Name of Electronic Measurement Spin-Off Company | Keysight Press Release". about.keysight.com. 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
- ^ Keysight. "Circuit Design Software". Keysight.
- ^ Hindle, Patrick; Lerude, Gary (January 14, 2015). "Keysight Technologies: Reborn". Microwave Journal. Retrieved 2015-01-15.
- ^ Swindell, Bill (August 16, 2021). "Keysight Technologies penalized $6.6 million after exporting unauthorized software". The Press Democrat. Retrieved July 27, 2022.
- ^ Forrester, Brett (August 9, 2021). "State Department Fines Radar Company for Unauthorized Exports to China, Russia". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved July 28, 2022.
- ^ "Pushing the limits of tech measurement". 17 August 2021.
- ^ "Frost & Sullivan Lauds Keysight Technologies for Maintaining its Lead in the Instrumentation Software Market". Frost & Sullivan. December 3, 2014. Archived from the original on January 10, 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-03.
Investing over 12% of its revenues in R&D, resulting into $365 million in its last fiscal year (2013), has led to the company's success, enabling it to introduce new software meeting evolving end-user technologies.
- ^ "100 Best Companies to Work For". Fortune. Retrieved 2022-07-20.
- Official website
- Business data for Keysight Technologies:
- Top 12 public test and measurement companies by revenue
- New Keysight CEO kicks electronic measurement company into overdrive
- Electronics companies established in 2014
- American companies established in 2014
- Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange
- Electronic test equipment manufacturers
- Electronics companies of the United States
- Instrument-making corporations
- Corporate spin-offs
- Power supply manufacturers
- Manufacturing companies based in the San Francisco Bay Area
- Companies based in Santa Rosa, California