Keysight Technologies elects new director; full separation from Agilent set for November

|About: Agilent Technologies Inc. (A)|By:, SA News Editor

Agilent Technologies' (A +0.6%) spinoff company, Keysight Technologies, has announced its plans to appoint Avnet CEO Rick Hamada to its board of directors.

Last September, Agilent Technologies announced its future separation into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company, Keysight Technologies, began operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Agilent on Aug. 1, 2014 and is expected to fully separate in November.

Keysight is expected to trade on the NYSE under the symbol KEYS.