Agilent Buys AT4 Wireless (7/24/12)
Agilent Technologies and AT4 wireless signed a definitive agreement for Agilent to acquire the assets of AT4 wireless' test systems business. Privately held AT4 wireless, based in Malaga, Spain, is a global provider of testing services and solutions for wireless communications.
The acquisition is expected to be completed by early August, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial details were not disclosed.
The wireless test portfolio from AT4 wireless will enable Agilent to offer its customers a broader set of test solutions, especially in the rapidly growing LTE market. In addition, the acquisition will expand Agilent's wireless test footprint by adding near field communication/RF identification (NFC/RFID) and Bluetooth test solutions for conformance and research and development (R&D).
"We are very excited to further extend our lead in wireless test by adding products, test coverage and critical talent through this acquisition," said Guy Séné, president of Agilent's Electronic Measurement Group. "LTE represents the future of wireless communications, and AT4 wireless has a proven track record of delivering innovative conformance and R&D test solutions to the market, when the market needs them."
The test systems business includes130 employees in Malaga, who will transfer to Agilent when the acquisition is final. AT4 wireless' other businesses, testing and certification services and IT services and solutions, are not part of the pending acquisition by Agilent.
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