Agilent Technologies announces RS Components as Distributor in Asia for Test and Measurement Products

Taiwan, 10 September 2009 :

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the appointment of RS Components, a leading distributor of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products, as a distributor in Asia for its test and measurement products.

The selection of RS Components gives customers access to a wide range of Agilent’s market-leading test and measurement products, which include multimeters, oscilloscopes and benchtop power supplies. The product range offers the accuracy, functionality and ease-of use that customers value in Agilent products. The announcement expands the existing global agreement between the two companies for Agilent’s test equipment products and supports the growing demand in the region’s market.

Richard Huxley, APAC regional general manager, RS Components, said, ”In the current competitive environment, convenience and high-speed delivery are more critical than ever to customers. Partnering with eminent suppliers such as Agilent allows RS Components to offer advanced technological products quickly and conveniently to our customers, thus enabling us to continue playing a crucial role in meeting their product lifecycle management needs.”

With immediate effect, at, RS’s test and measurement customers will have access to a wide range of Agilent products, complete with information for easy and accurate product selection.

Dennis Au, vice president for Agilent Technologies, said, “RS Components’ ability to work across geographic and business-sector boundaries to deliver the best service possible to customers is complemented by Agilent’s wide-ranging portfolio of high-quality products and expertise. Through RS Components, Agilent’s customers will experience a wider set of outlet options to purchase Agilent’s premier electronic measurement equipment.”

About Agilent Technologies in Malaysia

Agilent Technologies, formerly a part of Hewlett-Packard, began operations in Penang, Malaysia, in 1972. Today, it occupies a 36.5-acre manufacturing site in Bayan Lepas, with a workforce of about 3,000 employees. Equipped with world-class facilities, the site’s core competencies include business unit management, research and development, supply chain management and manufacturing. The major products manufactured there are electronic test and measurement instruments, microwave components, modules and test accessories.

Agilent’s sales offices in both Penang and Petaling Jaya serve customers with a broad range of products and solutions.

About RS Components

A part of Electrocomponents plc, RS Components (RS) is one of the largest global catalogue and web-based distributors of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products.

Operating under the trading brands of RS Components, Radiospares, Radionics and Allied Electronics in the U.S., the Group serves nearly 1.6 million customers in over 80 countries worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 16 warehouses, RS distributes 450,000 products from over 2,500 suppliers.

The Group has an annual turnover of over £925 million and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 18,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.8 billion in fiscal 2008.

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