National Instruments unveils new R&D center

DECEMBER 12--National Instruments (Austin, TX; ni.com/nati) has named its new 379,000-sq ft research-and-design complex the Truchard Design Center in honor of NI CEO and president James Truchard.

Dec 12th, 2002

href=http://ni.com/nati>ni.com/nati) has named its new 379,000-sq ft research-and-design complex the Truchard Design Center in honor of NI CEO and president James Truchard. Truchard, widely respected for his leadership and contributions to the electronics industry, founded NI in 1976 and has guided the company through more than two decades of consistent innovation and double-digit growth.

"Through the years NI has placed a high priority on innovation and strong investment in R&D. The opening of this R&D center symbolizes our continued commitment to innovation," Truchard said.

The Truchard Design Center serves as the headquarters for the company's R&D efforts in China, Germany, and India. Truchard has led the NI R&D teams to many breakthrough innovations--from automating instrumentation with the General Purpose Interface Bus (GPIB) to revolutionizing measurement and automation with LabVIEW graphical development environment.

With completion of the design center, all 2000 NI employees based in Austin now work at a single campus. NI completed the Truchard Design Center this year as part of a $59 million capital-improvement project

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