AUSTIN, Texas, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced plans for NIWeek, the world's leading graphical system design conference and exhibition that attracts more than 3,000 of the world's most innovative engineers, educators and scientists. NIWeek 2011, the company's 17th annual technology conference, takes place from August 2 to 4 at the Austin Convention Center and inspires attendees to explore cutting-edge technologies such as the use of graphical system design to test, measure and fix inefficient products and processes. Attendees participate in technical sessions, interactive demonstrations and keynotes to gain advanced technical knowledge and network with peers and NI developers.
"Graphical system design has gone mainstream, adopted by engineers worldwide for far-reaching and impactful applications such as the world's first real-time 3D OCT medical-imaging system and revolutionary airborne technology that uses renewable energy to power remote villages," said Dr. James Truchard, NI CEO, president and cofounder. "NIWeek will explore the technology behind graphical system design, how it is used and how you can apply it to increase your productivity."
NIWeek 2011 highlights include the following:
- More than 250 technical presentations by NI engineers and industry experts
- Five technical summits focused on aerospace and defense, energy technology, RF and wireless, robotics and autonomous vehicles and vision
- Four technical tracks concentrated on embedded monitoring and control, software development techniques, test and data acquisition and structural test and measurement
- Daily keynotes with NI executives and industry leaders
- Interactive demonstrations on the exhibit floor from more than 75 companies such as Alfamation, Averna, Cal-Bay Systems, Texas Instruments and Xilinx
- Special events including NI Alliance Day, Academic Forum, Big Physics symposium, Build Your Own Embedded System workshop and The Future of System Design symposium
Additionally, NIWeek attendees have several opportunities to interact with NI R&D to learn more about NI technology and provide product feedback. Attendees also can take advantage of networking opportunities such as nightly events and daily lunchtime peer-to-peer roundtables with engineers working in similar industries or on similar technological applications.
Readers can visit www.ni.com/niweek to register for the conference and view the NIWeek 2011 preliminary program. Readers who register by May 31 can take advantage of early bird pricing. Readers also can get NIWeek updates and connect with other attendees by "liking" the NIWeek page on Facebook and following @NIWeek on Twitter.
About National Instruments
National Instruments (www.ni.com) is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 30,000 different companies worldwide, with its largest customer representing approximately 4 percent of revenue in 2010 and no one industry representing more than 15 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has approximately 5,500 employees and direct operations in more than 40 countries. For the past 12 years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Readers can obtain investment information from the company's investor relations department by calling (512) 683-5090, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.ni.com/nati.
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