The name and date of the Agilent spin-off have been determined, and Jay Alexander, currently vice president and general manager of Agilent's high-profile oscilloscope business, has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer of the measurement instrument company.
Alexander, whose appointment is effective immediately, will lead the technology development at Keysight Technologies, Agilent's electronic measurement business that will be spun off from the parent company and start its operative business in August. He also will be responsible for the development of the product roadmap and for the resource allocation across divisions; his mission is to transform Keysight's product portfolio to meet customer needs.
Alexander has spent his entire professional career at Agilent and Hewlett Packard, the company of which Agilent was spun off in 1999. He joined HP in 1986 as a manufacturing and test engineer; later he held responsibilities for oscilloscope and logic analyser tests. For Agilent he oversaw product planning in the Design Verification business and later he held leading positions in Agilent's Electronic Measurement Architecture and Business Intelligence. He holds a Master's degree in computer science, is a senior member of IEEE, and holds 24 US patents.
Article originally published on EE Times Europe.