National Instruments Corporation (NI) is engaged in designing, manufacturing and selling tools to engineers and scientists. These industries consist of a diverse market for design, control and test applications. The Company provides graphical application software and modular hardware to create measurement, automation and embedded systems. Its segment is based on geographic regions, which include the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. It offers a line of measurement and automation products that provides engineers and scientists to create automated test, industrial control, and embedded design applications. The Company�s products consist of off-the-shelf application software and modular, hardware components together with related driver software. In May 2011, it acquired Phase Matrix, Inc. (PMI). In July 2011, the Company acquired AWR Corporation.