Our goal is to create a living history of NI. As a crowd-sourced site, we strive for high-quality and integrity, while telling significant stories and values that continue to shape the company.

National Instruments (now NI) has touched thousands of people world-wide, and we would like to ask your help to tell the story of this fantastic company. Much on this information on these pages is new, never published before.

View the Blog for the latest updates and subscribe to these.

Browse Stories in different subject areas to find fascinating new stories about NI.

Go to References for a list of curated links to NI related material.

Help create this crowd-sourced “Living History of NI” by sharing your stories, photos, videos, audio or video interviews or other material.

If you are or have been associated with National Instruments for example as a customer, employee, supplier, or shareholder…or a family member of one of these, we invite you to contribute. Our colleagues in the industry are also invited to participate.

All great companies create a culture, a way of thinking and operating, best told in stories flowing in deep rivers of values and principles. By sharing these stories, you can help contribute with the “wisdom” of these to a wider audience. We hope this can be a significant addition to the uplifting NI engineering contributions through the years.

As a crowd-sourced blog, we’d like to solicit your ideas or stories.

Here is how you can contribute with your input.

Enjoy this website!

About Us

This project was initially started by Carsten Thomsen and Ron Wolfe. Ron was one of the early National Instrument employees and has been with NI in multiple roles including marketing and product management, and drove NI’s successful entry into the semi-conductor test market as VP of Semiconductor Test. Ron’s career at NI spans from 1982 to 2020, thus offering great insight and historical perspective on NI. Carsten Thomsen worked as VP of Engineering and Strategic Planning at National Instruments from 1993 to 2000. Previously, at Brüel & Kjær in Denmark he led the development of a Virtual Instrumentation system the Modular Test System Type 3538 from 1984 to 1993.

We both have an unbridled enthusiasm for virtual instrumentation and how it continues to revolutionize the industry. In our work on this website, we take the “ooch” approach, building incrementally and also guided by the community contributions.

We have also considered a private Facebook group, have not reached a comfort level about his yet.

If you are interested in joining us as a lead editor and contributor, please contact us at ct@pxi.dk

This site is not officially associated with or endorsed by NI (formerly National Instruments).

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