Keysight Technologies bringing facility to Tech Square

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Invest Atlanta was a key member of the public-private sector team that worked to make the Keysight expansion into Atlanta a reality. Other partners in the effort included the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Global Commerce Division, the City of Atlanta, Georgia Tech, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Power.

The $14-million project will bring more than 200 software engineering jobs to the city in an open-environment configuration that encourages collaboration and agile software development. Towards that end, Santa Rosa, California-based Keysight intends to hire software engineers and managers locally.

The innovations that emerge from Keysight’s new facility will be used to design and test electronic products created by Keysight’s global customers.

“I am excited that Keysight Technologies will be one of the first companies to call the high-performance computing center at Georgia Tech home,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

Keysight’s expansion onto the Tech campus is a logical extension of the company’s existing relationship with the university, which includes Keystone CEO Ron Nersesian’s membership on Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson’s advisory board.

Invest Atlanta CEO Dr. Eloisa Klementich echoed Reed’s enthusiasm in welcoming Keysight to Atlanta. “They are a wonderful new addition to our Midtown tech community,” she said.