National Instruments expands reach into RF and microwave design with acquisition of AWR Corp.
AUSTIN, Texas, 23 May 2011. National Instruments Corp. (NASDAQ:NATI) in Austin, Texas, will acquire AWR Corp. in El Segundo, Calif., to expand National Instruments expertise in RF and microwave electronics design, test, and measurement. When the deal closes, AWR will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of National Instruments, and the AWR management team will remain in place, National Instruments officials say.
Consolidating AWR and National Instruments design and test tools -- particularly the National Instruments LabVIEW and RF testing hardware with AWR's AWR Microwave Office and Visual System Simulator -- under management of one company will help users streamline how they design and test RF systems, company officials say. The deal should close by early July.