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5/23/2011 01:32 PM EDT
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docdivakar
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docdivakar   5/27/2011 7:32:03 PM
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I suppose NI is following Agilent's footsteps -a Test & Measurement company growing vertically by also offering simulation tools. Though I like some of Agilent's test hardware & software (VNA/ENA's with the PLTS software, for example), I still prefer NI's LabView over Agilent's VEE for data acquisition, automation and control of the test process. There was an excellent RF Test symposium by NI yesterday in the Silicon Valley where they discussed more details of the PXI RF test platform. I particularly liked the session on testing of 3GPP LTE. MP Divakar

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SureshGF   5/27/2011 8:09:33 AM
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I think with these acquisitions NI is geeting into RF big way. Phase Matrix's down converters and AWR's EDA tool are great fits to synch up in competiting with large player like Agilent. It is visible now that, after recession new companies who invest in right solutions, will lead the market. I guess, NI is clearly that company from T&M space. Strategic fit !

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Patk0317   5/24/2011 11:20:10 PM
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One way to foster innovation is to buy a company that brings innovative folks on board. From what I hear NI is a great place to work, and this looks like a very synergistic acquisition for NI, AWR and Phase Matrix. Wonder if any of this will be shown at NI week?

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MikeSantarini   5/24/2011 6:23:15 PM
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Congratulations to the AWR and NI folks.

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goafrit   5/24/2011 1:47:33 PM
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I just hope that these EE companies are not buying as a fast and cheap way to get good products and technologies instead of innovating. They better build things in-house.

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nicolas.mokhoff   5/23/2011 2:06:54 PM
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This is a great fit for both engineering companies; it will expand NI's offerings into the high-frequency domain where a lot of future design action will be for both commercial, industrial and military applications.

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