. A maker of scientific testing equipment, Agilent supplies a slew of bio-analytical and electronic measurement tools, including data generators, multimeters, and oscilloscopes. Operations straddle electronic measurement (the largest), bio-analytical measurement, and a semiconductor and board test business. The company offers centralized lab research, too. Agilent’s 25,000 customers include global giants in communications, electronics, life sciences, and chemical analysis, such as Cisco, Dow Chemical, GlaxoSmithKline, Intel, Merck, and Samsung. Products are sold through direct sales; purchases outside the US account for about two-thirds of sales.