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rick merritt
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Inside and Out
rick merritt   9/19/2013 3:34:59 PM
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I'd love to hear from

1. Agilent employees about the feeling at the water cooler today

2. Life science experts about how the new Agilent shapes up in that sector.

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Re: Inside and Out
David Ashton   9/19/2013 4:02:18 PM
I'd love to hear what Bill and Dave think of all this.  I suspect they'd be turning in their graves!

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geminiz   9/19/2013 4:28:26 PM
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This is hardly a surprise considering Agilent had acquired Varian and cut off its network business completely at roughly within the same year back in 2009/2010; you can tell where the company is heading at the time already.

Is this a good move? Make sense from a gross margin point of view, but at the same time by constantly dividing to smaller pieces, they are basically setting themselves up for the eventual faith of being acquired by their arch rival Danaher (owner of Tektronix, Beckman Coulter).

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Re: Inside and Out
MeasurementBlues   9/19/2013 6:50:57 PM
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MeasurementBlues   9/19/2013 7:01:32 PM
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Danaher, I hope not. That would stink to have Tek and the company to be named later under one owner. SEC might not allow it.

Test Equipment, Two Steps Removed.

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? New Agilent and M may turn stronger
_hm   9/19/2013 8:01:21 PM
New T and M part of Agilent will be better able to focus  and will be come stronger.  As HP's slogan - there is always better way, my best wishes to pioneers of T and M instruments.

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Re: T & M business is in the toilet
rick merritt   9/19/2013 9:01:49 PM
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@Moronda: Sullivan said the T&M downturn has stablized at the bottom now. Is that how it feels to others?

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Re: Inside and Out
rick merritt   9/19/2013 9:04:25 PM
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@David: I disagree. I think Bill and David would applaad the boldness of going for the new life science market and leaving the olod mature T&M one behind.

The future of medicine is genomics and the new Agilent aims to be an arms supplier to it. That's the story here. Who do they go up against?

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MeasurementBlues   9/19/2013 9:13:51 PM
>The future of medicine is genomics and the new Agilent aims to be an arms supplier to it. That's the story here.

Rick, I disagree. Here in T&M, it's more about how the new company will develop and support test equipment for electronics engineers. The life sciences (Agilent) is for another forum, with competitors that we don't know here.

Time will tell how the new company completes in the test-equipment market.

In the meantime, I'm going to look for my 1999 Agilent shirt that says "Agilent Technologies Innovating the HP Way."

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David Ashton   9/19/2013 10:01:33 PM
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@Rick - good point.  And it's a good new market.   But yet another name change for the T&M business?  If it's a new market then the new name should go there?

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