National Instruments Breaks Ground on
R&D and Operations Facility in Penang
NEWS RELEASE June 22, 2011 National Instruments, a global
company that develops and manufactures software and hardware
products engineers and scientists use for test, control and
embedded design applications, today is holding a groundbreaking
ceremony for its planned R&D and operations facility in Penang,
Malaysia. The ceremony will be attended by Malaysian Minister of
Trade and Industry Y.B. Dato' Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed and Chief
Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng and marks the beginning of
construction on the new facility, which is scheduled to be complete
in 2012. National Instruments is developing the facility as part of
the companys ongoing plan to expand global operations to support
the companys growth.
Todays groundbreaking on the National Instruments R&D and
operations facility is an exciting milestone in the ongoing
collaboration between Malaysia and National Instruments, said Y.B.
Dato' Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and
Industry in Malaysia. National Instruments has brought numerous
high-value jobs to the country, and our investment in the companys
success is in line with the goals of the Economic Transformation
Programme and our long-term vision of making Malaysia a high-income
The new 314,000 square foot R&D and operations facility will be
located on part of the companys 23 acres of land in Bayan Lepas, an
industrial area home to several global high-tech companies. The
facility will have an open floor plan and many environmentally
conscious features such as energy efficient lighting,
motion-activated light switches and plumbing controls and
double-glazed Low-E glass windows to prevent heat gain.
Additionally, the building will employ a system developed by
Chiller Energy Management Systems (CEMS) Engineering that uses
National Instruments products, including NI LabVIEW software, to
achieve energy-saving central air conditioning.
National Instruments has been a wonderful addition to Penang,
bringing good jobs that are well suited to the talents of our
regions workforce, said Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang.
National Instruments has long been recognized as a 100 Best Places
to Work company, and we are pleased they are bringing that same
culture of excellence to Penang.
Approximately 1,500 employees working in manufacturing, product
development, R&D, IT and finance will occupy the new site in
Penang over the next 10 years. National Instruments is actively
recruiting employees for its Penang operation, including
experienced engineers to fill key R&D positions.
National Instruments is pleased with the progress we have made to
establish a world-class R&D and operations facility in Penang,
said Alex Davern, chief operating officer at National Instruments.
We have already had great success in attracting quality talent from
the region and are confident our Penang operation will expand our
ability to deliver the high-quality, cutting-edge technology
customers expect from National Instruments.
Readers interested in applying for jobs in Penang can visit www.ni.com/careers and select the Search
for Jobs (Penang, Malaysia) link in the left-hand navigation bar.
Interested readers may also visit www.jobstreet.com, an online job website
for Malaysia, and type in National Instruments to see the companys
current job openings.