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Keysight Technologies, Inc.
  • Electronics
PredecessorsElectronic test and measurement division of HP and later Agilent
Founded2014; 9 years ago (2014)
HeadquartersSanta Rosa, California, U.S.[1]
Key people
Ron Nersesian
Satish Dhanasekaran
(CEO & president)[2]
  • Electronic measurement equipment
RevenueIncrease US$5.42 billion (2022)
Increase US$1.33 billion (2022)
Increase US$1.12 billion (2022)
Total assetsIncrease US$8.10 billion (2022)
Total equityIncrease US$4.16 billion (2022)
Number of employees
c. 15,000 (2022)
  • PathWave Design
  • PathWave Test
  • oscilloscopes
  • vector network analyzers
  • modular instruments
  • field instruments
  • bench instruments
Footnotes / references
Financials as of October 31, 2022[3]

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.[2][4] 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.[5] 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.[6] In addition, it produces electronic design automation (EDA) software (EEsof division).[7] It mainly serves the telecommunications, aerospace/defense, industrial, computer, and semiconductor industries.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10]

Research and development[edit]

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.[11]


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.[12][non-primary source needed]

In recent years, Keysight received a ranking of #46 on Forbes list of “American’s Best Midsize Companies.[6]

Keysight was recently ranked #46 on Fortune's 2022 100 Best Companies to Work for.[13]


  1. ^ "Form 10-12B, Registration of securities, for SEC Accession No. 0001047469-14-001833". US Securities and Exchange Commission. 2014-03-05. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Keysight Technologies Fact Sheet" (PDF). Keysight. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Keysight Technologies, Inc. 2022 Annual Report (Form 10-K)". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 15 December 2022.
  4. ^ "Agilent Technologies Reveals Name of Electronic Measurement Spin-Off Company". Agilent. 7 January 2014. Archived from the original on 8 December 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  5. ^ 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...
  6. ^ a b "Keysight News Archive | Agilent Technologies Reveals Name of Electronic Measurement Spin-Off Company | Keysight Press Release". 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  7. ^ Keysight. "Circuit Design Software". Keysight.
  8. ^ Hindle, Patrick; Lerude, Gary (January 14, 2015). "Keysight Technologies: Reborn". Microwave Journal. Retrieved 2015-01-15.
  9. ^ Swindell, Bill (August 16, 2021). "Keysight Technologies penalized $6.6 million after exporting unauthorized software". The Press Democrat. Retrieved July 27, 2022.
  10. ^ Forrester, Brett (August 9, 2021). "State Department Fines Radar Company for Unauthorized Exports to China, Russia". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved July 28, 2022.
  11. ^ "Pushing the limits of tech measurement". 17 August 2021.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "100 Best Companies to Work For". Fortune. Retrieved 2022-07-20.

External links[edit]

  • 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