A letter from Eric Starkloff

Eric StarkloffPresident & CEO

published

06.16.2020

Hi.

National Instruments has been transforming to better serve you—the engineers and enterprises creating extraordinary solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.?

So, you may notice some things look a little different about us. For starters, we’re shortening our name to NI to acknowledge the global markets we serve and because we do so much more than create “instruments.” We have a new look that reflects our people-first mindset and commitment to making a positive impact on humanity. We launched a modernized website to improve your experience. And we have a new logo to illustrate our forward-thinking approach to engineering.

Why change now? When we were founded, we set out to do one thing: radically improve how engineers innovate. Today, that responsibility remains unchanged. But a lot has changed over the past 40 years. Your businesses and technology are more complex, and we’re all moving faster than ever.

The events of the last several months have also changed our lives. The gravity of those events made us stop and reflect if now was the right time to introduce these changes to you. But to us, the answer was clear: our world needs engineers now more than ever. From low cost ventilators to clean energy systems to the communication devices we rely on every day to stay connected, we live in a world built and defined by engineers and technology. And it’s their passion and innovation that will ensure we come out of this challenging time stronger.

Most are referring to this situation as the “new normal,” but we want to aim higher than that. We want to help create a better normal for your businesses, for your customers, and for society. After all, isn’t that the spirit of engineering—the ethos of constantly striving to improve a design, solution, or outcome?

That’s been our approach: we’ve spent the past three years connecting the right people, ideas, and technology to steadily transform our business to better match your needs. Today, our tailored, software-connected approach is emboldening engineers across the industries we serve—semiconductor; aerospace, defense, and government; automotive; medical; academia; energy; and more—to rapidly bring world-changing ideas to life. This new era of NI is defined by a bold call to action to each of us to Engineer Ambitiously.

To Engineer Ambitiously is to envision and then solve for a better future, one that we can create together.

What does that mean? To Engineer Ambitiously is to envision and then solve for a better future, one that we can create together. It means recognizing that small innovations add up to significant progress and taking steps to turn that progress into something bigger. At NI, we Engineer Ambitiously by being curious and willing to take chances because we know everything we learn today will guide us into that future. And we get our inspiration from the work you do to Engineer Ambitiously and solve so many important challenges.

As we kick off this new era, know that we’re here for you, for each other, and for the next generation of innovators who think bigger, aim higher, and go faster.

It’s time. Let’s Engineer Ambitiously.

Eric

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