Embedded Technology Forum Targets Machine Designers

National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI), SolidWorks Corporation and Wind River announced the 2007 Embedded Technology Forum for Machine Designers, a one-day complimentary forum on embedded system design that offers an overview of technologies for reducing machine design cost and risk. Attendees will explore techniques for mechatronics-oriented design with SolidWorks(R) 3D CAD software, COSMOSMotion, National Instruments LabVIEW and Wind River VxWorks; electromechanical sensing and actuation; graphical programming for embedded systems; and remote monitoring and support.

“The Embedded Technology Forum shows how National Instruments, SolidWorks and Wind River are working together to revolutionize industrial equipment and machinery development through mechatronics technology,” said John Hanks, vice president of product marketing, data acquisition and industrial control. “Attendees will learn how to integrate mechanical and embedded system development tools to more efficiently design, prototype and deploy their machine control and monitoring systems. The forum will focus on how to decrease development cost through graphical system design techniques and next-generation embedded technology.”

The forum will be held on the following dates in the corresponding cities with noted keynote speakers:

  • May 10 – Toronto, Canada – keynote speaker: Pete Zogas, NI senior vice president of sales and marketing
  • June 5 – Chicago, Ill. – keynote speaker: Tim Dehne, NI senior vice president of R&D
  • June 14 – Santa Clara, Calif. – keynote speaker: Dr. James Truchard, NI president, CEO and cofounder
  • Additional U.S. and international locations coming soon

Engineering managers and designers of industrial machinery, equipment, vehicles or other electromechanical devices will attend the Embedded Technology Forum for Machine Designers. The event, supported by prominent engineering magazines Design News and Control Engineering, includes an industry expert panel discussion, technical training and hands-on sessions. The forum brings together attendees with engineers and industry experts to explore cutting-edge design technologies and discuss the business challenges, opportunities and technology factors impacting modern machine designers. Attendees will learn about the latest mechatronics design automation techniques resulting from collaboration between vendors of mechanical and electrical design tool. Attendees also will learn methods to reduce risk, get better results from shrinking design teams, build stronger relationships with customers through remote support and service, protect intellectual property assets and add high value technical features to differentiate their machines.

About National Instruments
National Instruments is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 25,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 3 percent of revenue and no one industry representing more than 10 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 4,000 employees and direct operations in nearly 40 countries. For the past eight years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systèmes S.A. (Nasdaq:DASTY) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for design, analysis and product data management. It is the leading supplier of CAD software, helping hundreds of thousands of users speed next-generation products to market around the world. With SolidWorks software, designers excel at their jobs and make their companies more successful by bringing designs to life. For the latest news, information or a live online demonstration, visit the company’s Web site or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage device software faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized, enterprise-wide development solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process, from concept to deployed product. Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, call 1-800-872-4977.

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