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.