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The New Agilent

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by JW, Jan 8, 2014.

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  1. amdx

    amdx Guest

    Lansing // East Lansing
  2. Guest

    A side-effect of the era of enlightenment when complete trash like Fiorina were appointed CEO, and you should see all the other corporate boards that see yew enn tee has sat on since- utterly useless trash who couldn't competently run a fast food restaurant!
  3. Phil Hobbs

    Phil Hobbs Guest

    Keysight? Seriously? Bombsight is more like it.

    I wonder how much they paid somebody to come up with that. Of course
    everybody in the business was calling Agilent "Flatulent" for the first
    few months.


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  4. miso

    miso Guest

    NCIS I'm guessing, but it doesn't make much sense.

    Here's the deal. If the product is good, you don't change the name. They
    should have left the name HP for the test and instrumentation products and
    called the computer/printer line something else. However, in the eye of the
    public, they never saw a HP test instrument, so the company didn't want to
    lose THAT branding.

    OK, so they formed Agilent. The people that needed test equipment grumbled
    and got over it. Hell, they still call it HP even with Agilent on the

    So what becomes of Agilent now that they are rebranding the test and
    instrumentation line again?

    I think the worst branding was Avago. Sounds like fuckin' avocado, and I
    hate avocados.

    People earn big bucks thinking up these names. You would think they could do
    a better job. I could at least stand Agilent. You think of something agile.
    Not a negative thing. Anything with "key" in it is bad. Keys have a negative
    1) Where are my keys
    2) I lost the key
    3) I locked myself out
    4) I can't believe how long this freakin' product key is to unlock this
    Yada yada yada.
  5. Fred Abse

    Fred Abse Guest

    I never thought of calling them that, having spotted the anagram ;-)
  6. it really does.
    It's a move straight from the failed company playbook.

    Every division Motorola spun off years ago is doing great. I'm not sure if
    the the legal name Motorola even makes or does anything at all anymore.

    Same story for Kodak.

    Nobody learns anything.
  7. Judging by their repair & recalibration pricing, it's somewhat

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  8. Probably an oversight.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  9. T

    T Guest

    Who the hell thought up that name? It's horrid. They should just talk to
    HP and get back together again.
  10. Guest

    People will buy the good stuff, no matter what name is on it. The
    junk needs the marketing cache of the name brand.
  11. Guest

    "We're in the x86 business. Whatever your question, x86 is the answer
    (at x86 margins)."
    "We're in the Windows business. Whatever your question, Windows is the
    answer (with M$ quality)."

    Does either have another business? Really?
  12. Guest

    Office is a big seller but not as big as Win. They're really one and
    the same, though (desktop).
    Yep, or is killed because it doesn't have "x86 margins".
    Windows == desktop
    After recently buying an iPod, I can't understand how people put up
    with the crap. I though M$ bloat was bad.
  13. Guest

    ....or Chinglish for Rigol. ;-)
  14. Guest

  15. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    xbox OS is windows
    microsoft mouse originally was only suited to windows (only 2 buttons)
    office? there's lots of windows installs without it. all those X boxes
    and devices that run embedded WinCE
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