NI Holds NIDays 2014 in Singapore

SINGAPORE - NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world's greatest engineering challenges, started off the Southeast Asian leg of NIDays 2014 inSingapore yesterday. With over 350 engineers, educators and scientists in attendance, NIDays featured sessions on the graphical system design platform and presented the latest in software-defined systems in design, test, measurement and control.

Previously named GSD Summit, NIDays upholds the NIWeek tradition of showcasing compelling technologies and market-focused applications that use the graphical system design platform.

"NI is committed to improving hardware and software systems so that engineers and scientists can effectively manage complexities in the embedded and industrial market, thereby accelerating innovation and discovery. We are delighted to launch NIDays 2014 inSingapore and look forward to yet another dynamic and interactive session around emerging trends and technologies," saidChandran Nair, managing director, NI Southeast Asia

Nair and Mike Santori, vice president of product marketing at NI, led the panel of speakers with a keynote presentation on Big Analog Data™ and the industrial side of the Internet of Things (IoT). Using a platform-based approach, engineers and scientists can push the boundaries of the IoT in areas including automated testing of consumer devices; designing, prototyping, deploying and monitoring industrial systems; and the development of next-generation wireless communications. NI has also developed NI InsightCM Enterprise as its first end-to-end software solution to gain insight into the health of capital equipment for machine maintenance and operations and help companies address Big Analog Data™ challenges.

In its study, Worldwide and Regional Internet of Things 2014-2020 Forecast, technology analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that the global IoT market will hit$7.1 trillion USD by 2020. IDC data estimates the global IoT market at around$1.9 trillion USD last year, with some 90 percent of all IoT devices installed in developed regions.

Another highlight is the NI Semiconductor Test System (STS) series. These PXI-based automated test systems reduce test costs for RF and mixed-signal devices by opening access to NI- and industry-offered PXI modules in semiconductor production test environments. Compared to conventional semiconductor automated test equipment, STS lead users are experiencing reduced production costs and increased throughput and can now perform both characterization and production with the same hardware and software tools.

At NIDays 2014, NI presented engineering feats in medicine, energy, urban infrastructure and other high-impact research and development initiatives. The company also recognizedSoutheast Asia's outstanding engineers and scientists with the 2014 NI Engineering Impact Award.

From Singapore, the NIDays event series will make its way to Manila, Philippines on October 17, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia on October 30 and Bangkok, Thailand on November 28.

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