Since 1976, NI has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world's greatest engineering challenges with powerful, flexible technology solutions that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. Customers from a wide variety of industries—from healthcare to automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics—use NI's integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware while selling to a broad base of more than 35,000 companies worldwide. Not one industry represents more than 15 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has approximately 6,400 employees and direct operations in more than 40 countries.