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Scott Rust explains National Instruments’ ‘can-do’ approach to research and development

Scott Rust is an imposing figure – standing at 6’8” to be exact. He heads National Instruments’ global research and development efforts and joined the company some 25 years ago.

“That length of service is not that uncommon at NI,” he suggests. “At a recent anniversary dinner to mark those who had been with the company for 25 years, there were nine employees alone from R&D celebrating. In the team I lead, the average length of service is 18 years.” Rust’s career at ...

PXI offers a more flexible approach to test management

More than 18 years ago, the PXI Systems Alliance was established in order to ensure the PXI standard for modular instrumentation remained at the forefront of the technology and that new developments met the requirements of customers in terms of performance, interoperability and cost effectiveness.

The changing world of high reliability interconnection

This time last year Smiths Group was celebrating 100 years as a listed company on the London Stock Exchange. It had begun life in Victorian London as a family jeweller and clock maker but over the intervening years has grown to become a major industrial operation employing over 23,000 people around the world.

Continuing to evolve

Just a few months after the end of World War II, Wilhelm and Marie Harting established Harting in September 1945. The company, called ‘Wilhelm Harting Mechanische Werkstätten’, worked out of a small hall, a repair workshop, measuring no more than 100m2 in Minden.

Rethink test to drive quality: Interview with John Paliotta

Vector Software's CTO John Paliotta sees big changes coming in embedded software development that may overturn conventional wisdom on how the most skilled people on the team should be deployed. He also sees a push for quality emerging among the embedded systems community as consumers become jaded about the number of often baffling bugs in the products they buy. "I don't care about the processor inside my phone, but I do care about my user experience."

The future for analogue is brighter than ever: Interview with Bob Dobkin

Legends in the electronics industry are few and far between, but Bob Dobkin – founder of Linear Technology and its CTO – can arguably be considered a legend, having dedicated more than 40 years to developing the 'art' of analogue electronics. Along the way, he has amassed more than 100 patents relating to analogue circuits.

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