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<spanclass=tt>Tuesday March 8, 11:00 am ET</span><table border=0 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 height=4><tr><td height=4></td></tr></table><span class=t2>Capabilities Will Add Seamless Data Exchange Between Agilent VEE Pro and Microsoft Excel</span><p><divclass=ar>PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 8, 2005--AgilentTechnologies Inc. (NYSE:<a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=a&d=t">A</a> - <a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/q/h?s=a">News</a>) today announced it will acquire PASSTechnologies' Vxl test data-exchange software products for integrationinto Agilent's VEE Pro graphical programming language. PASSTechnologies Inc., based in Fort Collins, Colo., specializes intest-and-measurement software development. By tightly integrating thecapabilities in the Vxl products, Agilent's VEE Pro will allow usersto seamlessly exchange data with Microsoft® Excel as well as controlExcel to quickly create professional test reports.<p>Agilent VEE Pro, named one of EDN Magazine's "Hot 100 Products of2004," is a highly intuitive, graphical programming environment. Withits open architecture that supports industry-standard instrumentcommunications, PC-standard software components, and embeddedMATLAB® functionality, VEE Pro enables developers to create testsquickly, so they can focus on engineering tasks, rather thanprogramming.<p>"Agilent VEE Pro reduces the time required to take measurements,analyze data, and display results," said Mark Pierpoint, vicepresident and general manager of Agilent's Measurement Softwareorganization. "With the new Excel functionality added through the PASSTechnologies' Vxl acquisition, VEE Pro will help users increaseproductivity so they can create better tests faster."<p>Agilent will move the Vxl capabilities directly into futureversions of VEE Pro. Customers who want to purchase Vxl for use in VEEPro version 7 or earlier can purchase Vxl through April 7, 2005, fromPASS Technologies. After that, Agilent will provide support forexisting Vxl products. Agilent's acquisition of the Vxl products fromPASS Technologies is expected to close in early May.<p>Further Information<ul><li>Additional information about Agilent's VEE Pro is available at        <a href="http://www.agilent.com/find/vee">www.agilent.com/find/vee</a> or by contacting <a href="mailto:VEEPro@agilent.com">VEEPro@agilent.com</a>.<li>Additional information about PASS Technologies' Vxl products        is available at <a href="http://www.passtechnologies.com">www.passtechnologies.com</a>.</ul><p>About Agilent Technologies<p>Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:<a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=a&d=t">A</a> - <a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/q/h?s=a">News</a>) is a global technology leaderin communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis.The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110countries. Agilent had net revenue of $7.2 billion in fiscal year2004. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at<a href="http://www.agilent.com">www.agilent.com</a>.<p>MATLAB is a U.S. registered trademark of The Math Works, Inc.Microsoft is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.<p>NOTE TO EDITORS: Further technology, corporate citizenship andexecutive news is available on the Agilent news site at<a href="http://www.agilent.com/go/news">www.agilent.com/go/news</a>.<br clear=all><hr align=left width=20% size=1 noshade><i>Contact:</i><pre>     Agilent     Janet Smith, 970-679-5397     <a href="mailto:janet_smith@agilent.com">janet_smith@agilent.com</a></pre><p></div><brclear=all><hrsize=0width=200align=left><spanalign=leftclass=ps>Source:Agilent Technologies Inc.</span><p><center><brclear=all><tablewidth=400border=0cellpadding=3cellspacing=0><trvalign=top><tdalign=centernowrap><tablecellpadding=0cellspacing=0border=0><tr><td><imgsrc=http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/buzz/mail.gifwidth=16height=16align=bottomalt="Mail to Friend"></td><td> <aclass=ashref="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/news/article/email/SIG=16liip172/*http://mtf.news.yahoo.com/mailto?url=http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050308/85672_1.html&title=TRADE%20NEWS%3A%20Agilent%20Technologies%20to%20Acquire%20Vxl%20Products%20from%20PASS%20Technologies&prop=finance&locale=us">Email Story</a></td></tr></table></td><tdalign=center><tablecellpadding=0cellspacing=0border=0><tr><td><imgsrc=http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/us/cal/bell4.gifwidth=20height=12alt=Alerts></td><td> <aclass=ashref="http://alerts.yahoo.com/config/set_notification?.t=n">SetNews Alert</a></td></tr></table></td><tdalign=center><tablecellpadding=0cellspacing=0border=0><tr><td><imgsrc=http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/fifa/gen/printer2.gifwidth=15height=20alt="Printer Version"></td><td> <a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/news/article/print/SIG=11n0idtto/*http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050308/85672_1.html?printer=1" class=as>Print Story</a> </td></tr></table></td></tr></table></center>
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