Agilent Technologies maintains market leadership
Nov 18, 2004
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced that it has maintained its leadership in the printed circuit board (PCB) test and inspection industry, according to the 2003 market share study recently completed by Prime Research Group.
Agilent commands more than 34 percent of the $294 million global in-circuit test (ICT) market, 66 percent of the global automated x-ray inspection (AXI) market, and more than 19 percent of the $244 million (excluding Japan) global imaging inspection market. Agilent has been the market share leader in the in-circuit and imaging markets since 2000.
"After a precipitous decline in the global ICT market in 2001 and 2002, the industry rebounded by 5 percent in 2003, while Agilent's ICT business grew by 10 percent," said John Spofford, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Manufacturing Test Business Unit. "With nearly 35 percent of market share, Agilent maintains its position as the largest supplier of in-circuit test systems -- 10 percent more than its nearest competitor."
"Agilent's success is attributed to our customers' confidence in our products and our continued commitment to innovating and developing new products that meet their changing needs," said Spofford.