Manufacturers Decrease Cost to Test With New Version of National Instruments Test Management Software

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Instruments

    AUSTIN, Texas, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturers worldwide can
 decrease test costs with TestStand(TM) 2.0, the latest version of
 National Instruments (Nasdaq:   NATI) off-the-shelf, customizable test software,
 which was released today.  The flexibility of TestStand 2.0 makes it ideal for
 customers in highly competitive industries, such as contract manufacturing.
     "Flextronics International has chosen TestStand 2.0 as its primary test
 executive, gradually replacing existing in-house solutions," said Asko Kauppi,
 Software Team Manager for Flextronics.  "This decision was based on a careful
 comparison of features, flexibility, development tools, performance, and
 overall cost of ownership."
     By testing multiple units at the same time, TestStand 2.0 test management
 software decreases the time it takes manufacturers to test products, which
 lowers their cost to test and increases their profit margins.  The latest
 version also includes new project management tools and Web report
 enhancements.  Engineers use TestStand to test diverse products, such as
 optical networking components, automotive multimedia electronic systems, and
 handheld wireless devices.  TestStand 2.0 is completely customizable so
 engineers can modify and enhance it to match their specific needs.
     In fact, eight of the top 10 electronics companies on the Electronic
 Business Global EB300 (published in 2000) listing use TestStand.  Electronic
 Business is a leading electronics publication with a readership of more than
 52,000 engineers.
     "In light of the current business outlook facing high-volume manufacturers
 today, our customers tell us it's crucial for them to shave seconds off test
 times and get products to market faster," said John Graff, Vice President of
 Marketing for NI.  "A few seconds per product often amounts to millions of
 dollars of bottom-line cost savings.  TestStand 2.0 delivers an affordable way
 to accomplish these savings because it can automatically test multiple units
 simultaneously, which increases test efficiency."
 
     About NI
     NI leverages commercial technologies, such as industry-standard computers
 and the Internet, to deliver customer-defined measurement and automation
 solutions.  Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 2,500 employees
 and direct sales offices in more than 30 countries.  NI is increasing the
 productivity of engineers and scientists worldwide by delivering easy-to-
 integrate software and modular hardware.  In fiscal year 2000, NI recorded its
 24th consecutive year of double-digit growth with net revenue totaling
 $410 million.  For the past two consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has named
 NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.
     NI investment information may be obtained from the Company's Investor
 Relations Department at (512) 683-5090, by sending e-mail to nati@ni.com, or
 on the Web at ni.com/nati
 
     About Flextronics
     Headquartered in Singapore, Flextronics is a leading provider of end-to-
 end electronics manufacturing services (EMS) solutions to original equipment
 manufacturers (OEMs) in the fast-growth communications, networking, computer,
 medical, and consumer markets.  Flextronics is a major global operating
 company with design, engineering, and manufacturing operations in 27 countries
 and four continents.
 
     Product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their
 respective companies.
 
      Editor Contact:  Kathleen Fisher, (512) 683-5731
 
 

SOURCE National Instruments
    AUSTIN, Texas, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturers worldwide can
 decrease test costs with TestStand(TM) 2.0, the latest version of
 National Instruments (Nasdaq:   NATI) off-the-shelf, customizable test software,
 which was released today.  The flexibility of TestStand 2.0 makes it ideal for
 customers in highly competitive industries, such as contract manufacturing.
     "Flextronics International has chosen TestStand 2.0 as its primary test
 executive, gradually replacing existing in-house solutions," said Asko Kauppi,
 Software Team Manager for Flextronics.  "This decision was based on a careful
 comparison of features, flexibility, development tools, performance, and
 overall cost of ownership."
     By testing multiple units at the same time, TestStand 2.0 test management
 software decreases the time it takes manufacturers to test products, which
 lowers their cost to test and increases their profit margins.  The latest
 version also includes new project management tools and Web report
 enhancements.  Engineers use TestStand to test diverse products, such as
 optical networking components, automotive multimedia electronic systems, and
 handheld wireless devices.  TestStand 2.0 is completely customizable so
 engineers can modify and enhance it to match their specific needs.
     In fact, eight of the top 10 electronics companies on the Electronic
 Business Global EB300 (published in 2000) listing use TestStand.  Electronic
 Business is a leading electronics publication with a readership of more than
 52,000 engineers.
     "In light of the current business outlook facing high-volume manufacturers
 today, our customers tell us it's crucial for them to shave seconds off test
 times and get products to market faster," said John Graff, Vice President of
 Marketing for NI.  "A few seconds per product often amounts to millions of
 dollars of bottom-line cost savings.  TestStand 2.0 delivers an affordable way
 to accomplish these savings because it can automatically test multiple units
 simultaneously, which increases test efficiency."
 
     About NI
     NI leverages commercial technologies, such as industry-standard computers
 and the Internet, to deliver customer-defined measurement and automation
 solutions.  Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 2,500 employees
 and direct sales offices in more than 30 countries.  NI is increasing the
 productivity of engineers and scientists worldwide by delivering easy-to-
 integrate software and modular hardware.  In fiscal year 2000, NI recorded its
 24th consecutive year of double-digit growth with net revenue totaling
 $410 million.  For the past two consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has named
 NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.
     NI investment information may be obtained from the Company's Investor
 Relations Department at (512) 683-5090, by sending e-mail to nati@ni.com, or
 on the Web at ni.com/nati
 
     About Flextronics
     Headquartered in Singapore, Flextronics is a leading provider of end-to-
 end electronics manufacturing services (EMS) solutions to original equipment
 manufacturers (OEMs) in the fast-growth communications, networking, computer,
 medical, and consumer markets.  Flextronics is a major global operating
 company with design, engineering, and manufacturing operations in 27 countries
 and four continents.
 
     Product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their
 respective companies.
 
      Editor Contact:  Kathleen Fisher, (512) 683-5731
 
 SOURCE  National Instruments