Based in Santa Clara, CA, USA
Agilent is a global leader in analytical instruments for a range of applications within the semiconductor industry, particularly inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The company’s products include devices for measuring heavy metals and inorganic impurities in chemicals and ultrapure water, in addition to providing enhanced environmental monitoring systems for wastewater streams. Agilent's monitoring technology also detects contaminants on silicon wafers. Agilent previously had its own semiconductor chip manufacturing division, which was sold to form Avago Technologies in 2005.