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National Instruments Honors 18 Companies With 2011 Global Supplier Awards

(posted 09/19/2011)

Recipients Recognized for Executing Exceptional Work Across Various Performance Platforms

National Instruments announced the 18 recipients of the company’s Global Supplier Awards for 2011. NI presented the awards to suppliers who, through their commitment to excellence, continuous improvement and innovative practices, delivered excellent performance within the NI global supply chain.

“At National Instruments, our suppliers are critical to our company’s success, so we are very selective in our supplier relationships,” said Scott Christman, director of the global supply chain for National Instruments. “We recognize these award-winning suppliers because they consistently exceed our expectations, and we congratulate them for their outstanding service.”

Arrow Electronics, a global provider of electronic components and services, received this year’s Supplier of the Year award, which recognizes the supplier that consistently performs beyond expectations throughout the year. Arrow provided superior global customer service and has achieved high marks in quality, on-time delivery, cost savings and support for National Instruments throughout the past year.

For the second consecutive year, Analog Devices, a supplier of analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits, was awarded the NI Eagle Award for exceptional global support and performance from a key technology provider. NI honored Analog Devices for their consistent efforts in providing cost-effective, high-performance products combined with their overall support of NI in a challenging market.

Other 2011 Global Supplier Award winners included BizLink, a supplier of cable assemblies; Dell, Inc, for supplying computer systems, mobility products, software and services; Flextronics Global Enclosures, a supplier of custom metal products; H&S, for its fabricated metal parts; iRex, a supplier of cable assemblies; M3 Distribution, Inc., a supplier of electronic components; Marking Systems, a labels supplier; ModusLink, a supplier of CD replication and print services; SCA Packaging, for its packaging products; Arvato Digital Services, a supplier of software and print media; Sunbelt Supply, a supplier of hardware products and value-added services; TTI Inc., an electronic components supplier; Eastek, for custom cable assemblies; Xerox Hungary, a supplier of print-on-demand products and services; Xilinx, a supplier of programmable logic devices; and Zollner, for its custom metal products.

National Instruments recognizes suppliers in six categories: Supplier of the Year, NI Eagle Award, Best in Commodity Class, Overall Scorecard Performance, Quality and On-Time Delivery. Award recipients are selected based on the National Instruments supplier scorecard, which evaluates performance in the areas of cost, quality, global support, delivery, technology and innovation. Suppliers are scored quarterly with periodic reviews to facilitate better communication and to identify possible improvement opportunities.

Readers can learn more about the NI supplier program by visiting www.ni.com/company/procurement.

About National Instruments

National Instruments (www.ni.com) 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 30,000 different companies worldwide, with its largest customer representing approximately 4 percent of revenue in 2010 and no one industry representing more than 15 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has approximately 5,800 employees and direct operations in more than 40 countries. For the past 12 years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.


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