After spin-off, Keysight strikes out on its own

Keysight Technologies is the newest name and iteration of a testing company that traces its roots back through life sciences company Agilent Technologies to Hewlett-Packard, dating back 75 years. Now,  after being separated from parent company Agilent last month, the company  has taken the form of a standalone test and measurement company.

The Keysight spin-off was one of the largest to shape the test and measurement industry this year, as technological steps forward, as well as increasing numbers of wirelessly connected devices that require testing, drive the industry. Among other notable company changes this year:  JDSU announced a split in its business, to be completed next year; while Anite sold its small travel-focused segment to become a pure-play test and measurement company.

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