Goodbye HP. Goodbye Agilent. Welcome Keysight Technologies.
Uhmm, welcome? The first reactions to the name change are far from positive. EEVBlog writes:
Seriously, WTF!? This name sucks arse.
It sounds like some Wun Hung Lo company on ebay selling rip-off phone chargers.
They may as well have called it the “Happy Lucky Instrument Co”.
At least Agilent had a professional kind of ring to it when used as a single word .
“Hey, check out my new Agilent scope” works.
“Hey, check out my new Keysight scope” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.
A former HP / Agilent employee wrote to me by e-mail: “I’m glad I don’t have to be put up with that”.
My take: starting today, the Chinese brand Rigol will be recognized better.
“Hey, check out my new Rigol scope”. Wow, nice!
“Hey, check out my new Keysight scope”. Key what?