National Instruments Opens Offices for Planned R & D and Operations Facility in Penang

NI formally opened its temporary offices for the company’s planned R&D and operations facility in Penang, Malaysia.

National Instruments Opens Offices for Planned R&D and Operations Facility in Penang

Company Also Recruiting Experienced Engineers to Fill Key R&D Positions

NEWS RELEASE Dec. 2, 2010 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 formally opened temporary offices for its planned R&D and operations facility in Penang, Malaysia. The permanent building is currently under design, and National Instruments plans to break ground on the new facility in 2011. National Instruments also is actively recruiting for key R&D and IT positions for the planned facility, which will eventually employ 1,500 people in manufacturing, product development, R&D, IT and finance positions.

National Instruments is excited to open our temporary offices in Penang and progress further with our plans to establish a world-class R&D and operations facility there, said Alex Davern, chief operating officer at National Instruments. A key factor in choosing Penang was its talented workforce, and we already have seen great contributions from the people working in the Penang offices. We will continue to hire the best and brightest Penang has to offer and, together, drive the company to greater success.

The temporary offices in Penang currently are occupied by R&D, IT and manufacturing employees. National Instruments also has set up a distribution center in Penang for faster and more efficient product delivery to customers in the region. Additionally, National Instruments continues to recruit experienced engineers to fill key R&D positions such as digital, analog and software technical leads. The company plans to hire more than 200 R&D engineers over the next three years and will be launching a broad recruiting program for both university graduates and experienced industry engineers and technicians.

The combination of our skilled workforce and favorable business climate has made Penang a great investment for many multinational corporations, including National Instruments, said Lim Guan Eng, chief minister of Penang. We are pleased to have National Instruments in Penang and feel confident that the exceptionally talented people of Penang are ideally suited for the high-value jobs and opportunities the company brings to the region.

The planned R&D and operations facility will be built on 17 acres of land in Bayan Lepas, an industrial area home to several global high-tech companies. National Instruments is developing the facility as part of the companys ongoing plan to expand global operations.

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