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Keysight Technologies' Principal Program Manager Elected to PCI-SIG Board of Directors


Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYS), a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world, announced a company first
with the re-election of Rick Eads, Principal PCI Express Program Manager
of Keysight's Internet Infrastructure Solutions to the PCI-SIG®
board of directors.

PCI-SIG, originally formed as the Peripheral Component Interconnect
Special Interest Group, develops and manages the PCI bus specification,
the industry standard for a high-performance I/O interconnect for
transferring data between central processing units and
peripherals. Currently, PCI-SIG manages the PCI, PCI-X® and
PCI Express® (PCIe®) standards.

Eads was first elected to the PCI-SIG board in 2007. Board membership
requires yearly ratification via a member-wide election process.
Keysight has supported PCI-SIG and its membership with dedicated test
products since the organization's formation in 1992. By providing active
leadership to the continued development of the PCI standard, Keysight
helps PCI-SIG shape future test requirements.

"We are very pleased the PCI-SIG membership has re-elected Rick to
represent Keysight on the board," said Giampaolo Tardioli, vice
president and general manager of Keysight's Internet Infrastructure
Solutions organization. "PCI Express represents an important technology
for Keysight as many of our customers use Keysight's leading equipment
to bring technology utilizing PCI Express to market. Rick will provide
strong leadership within PCI-SIG with regards to measurement science and
testing standards."

PCI-SIG is the consortium that owns and manages PCI specifications as
open industry standards. The organization defines industry standard I/O
(input/output) specifications consistent with the needs of its members.
Currently, PCI-SIG is comprised of over 700 industry-leading member

"PCI-SIG is pleased to welcome back Rick to the Board of Directors and
appreciates the time and resources that come with this commitment from
all of our board members that serve," said Al Yanes, chairman and
president of PCI-SIG. "Keysight has demonstrated continued global
support of PCI-SIG activities, including workshops, technology seminars
and the annual PCI-SIG Developers Conference."

Eads has over 32 years of experience with Hewlett Packard Co., Agilent
Technologies, and Keysight Technologies. In addition to his role on the
PCI-SIG board of directors, Eads serves as a member of the PCI-SIG
Serial Enabling and Electrical working groups, and has authored and
contributed to PCI Express test procedures and related collateral.

PCI-SIG has approved Keysight's M8020A
Series BERTs
and V-Series
Infiniium real-time oscilloscopes
for official compliance testing
for PCI
Express 3.0 RX, RX LinkEQ, and TX testing
. These same Keysight tools
are currently being used for PCIe 4.0 BASE specification testing and for
providing the PCI-SIG with workshop based correlation data under the
PCIe 4.0 CEM specification.

PCI-SIG continues to evolve the PCI standard to meet the industry's
needs. Through interoperability testing, technical support, seminars and
industry events, PCI-SIG enables its members to generate competitive and
quality products. For additional information on PCI-SIG and its
specifications, go to

About Keysight in Digital Test

Keysight's solutions for digital applications are driven and supported
by Keysight experts involved in various international standards
committees. Keysight experts are active in the Joint
Electronic Devices Engineering Council (JEDEC)
Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG®)
, Video
Electronics Standards Association (VESA)
, Serial
ATA International Organization (SATA-IO)
Implementers Forum (USB-IF)
, Mobile
Industry Processor Interface (MIPI®) Alliance
, Ethernet
standards (IEEE 802.3)
, Optical
Internetworking Forum (OIF)
and many others. Keysight is committed
to involvement in standards groups and related workshops, plugfests, and
seminars to ensure the right test solutions are created to meet
customers' evolving needs.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYS) is a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight's solutions
optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at
a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype
validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud
environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem,
aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general
electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal
year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network
test, visibility, and security. More information is available at

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PCI-SIG®, PCIe® and
the PCI Express
® are U.S. registered trademarks
and/or service marks of PCI-SIG.

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