National Instruments Corporation (NI) designs, manufactures and sells tools to engineers and scientists that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. The Company’s graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of systems needing measurement and control. NI offers a different approach called graphical system design which provides an integrated hardware and software platform for measurement and control systems that can be defined entirely by the customer. The Company’s hardware and software leverage commercially available technology whenever possible to deliver performance and cost benefits to its customers. Compared with traditional solutions, the Company’s products and its graphical system design platform provide significant benefits to its customers: Simpler, Faster Development; Performance and Efficiency; Modularity, Reusability and Reconfigurability and Lower Total Solution Cost.