Agilent Technologies has agreed to provide Agilent EDA software, support, and training totaling $13 million to a new hub of the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) in Atlanta, GA. The Agilent EDA Simulation Center will be used for microwave circuit and system design as well as research for students as part of a venture sponsored by the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The agreement is part of the newly created Agilent EEsof EDA University Alliance program which includes a three-year custom license program to provide access to the complete line of Agilent EEsof EDA tools. As Jim McGillivary, Vice-President and General Manager of Agilent's EEsof EDA Division, noted: "This is one of the largest academic donations of Agilent EEsof products to a single institution. We realize that universities and startup incubator programs play a crucial role in pushing the limits of EDA tools, and Agilent's EDA offering needs to be integrated and lead simulation technology in all areas. The energy, enthusiasm, and drive within this program is really exciting for all of us."

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