Keysight Technologies Announces Mark Pierpoint Named President, Ixia Solutions Group, and Senior Vice President, Keysight


SANTA ROSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Ixiacom–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 today that Mark
Pierpoint has been named senior vice president of Keysight, and
president of the Ixia Solutions Group effective February 7, 2018.
Pierpoint had been serving as acting president of Ixia Solutions Group
since previous president Bethany Mayer resigned from Keysight effective
December 1, 2017.

Prior to Pierpoint’s leadership role with Keysight’s Ixia Solutions
Group, he was the vice president and general manager of Internet
Infrastructure Solutions within the company’s Communications Solutions
Group since 2015, responsible for developing and delivering solutions
across the commercial communications network, from network access points
to data centers and the cloud. Prior to that role, he led Keysight’s
modular software and instrument initiatives. Pierpoint joined the
business in 1987 when it was part of Hewlett-Packard and has held
multiple management positions in R&D, marketing and operations across
various businesses and geographies. He earned his Ph.D. in microwave
engineering and his bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic
engineering from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.

“In his role as acting president of the Ixia Solutions Group, Mark has
demonstrated leadership in successfully completing the system
integration of Ixia into Keysight and delivering customer solutions to
make networks and applications stronger,” said Ron Nersesian, Keysight’s
CEO and president. “I look forward to working with Mark to accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world.”

“As founder of Ixia, I am proud to be part of Keysight and delighted to
see Mark take over as president of this great business,” said Errol
Ginsberg. “His strong technical background, style and leadership are a
great cultural fit to take Ixia solutions to the next level for
customers’ network test, visibility, and security.”

Keysight acquired Ixia in April 2017. Keysight’s Ixia Solutions Group
provides testing, visibility, and security solutions to strengthen
networks and cloud environments for enterprises, service providers, and
network equipment manufacturers. Ixia Solutions offer organizations
trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers
worldwide rely on Ixia Solutions to verify their designs, optimize their
performance, and ensure protection of their networks and cloud

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements as defined in the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors
created therein. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties that could significantly affect the expected results and
are based on certain key assumptions of Keysight’s management and on
currently available information. Due to such uncertainties and risks, no
assurances can be given that such expectations or assumptions will prove
to have been correct, and readers are cautioned not to place undue
reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the
date hereof. Keysight undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or
revise any forward-looking statement. The words “look forward,” “plan,”
“estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “will,” “should,” and similar
expressions, as they relate to the company, are intended to identify
forward-looking statements.

In addition to the risks above, other risks that Keysight faces include
those detailed in Keysight’s filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Oct. 31,

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company
that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers
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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Keysight Technologies, Inc.
Denise Idone,
631-849-3500 or 516-659-7049
Jason Kary, +1 707-577-6916

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