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John Medica Elected to National Instruments Board of Directors

June 24, 2008

National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced that John Medica, former senior vice president for Dell and former senior director for Apple, was elected to the NI Board of Directors.

“Throughout his career, John has demonstrated strong business, product and technology leadership, and I believe these qualities along with John’s experience in the PC industry will benefit NI,” said Dr. James Truchard, NI chairman, president and CEO. “We welcome John to National Instruments and look forward to his contributions.”

Medica retired from Dell in April 2007 as senior vice president and co-leader of the product group responsible for worldwide development, marketing and quality. He spent 14 years at Dell and served in a variety of leadership positions, such as president and chief operating officer of the Japan division, vice president of the Web products group and vice president and general manager of the transactional product group.

Before joining Dell, Medica spent 10 years at Apple serving as project leader for the Macintosh II, director of the Macintosh CPU projects group and senior director of PowerBook Engineering.

Medica also serves as the vice chairman and corporate advisor of Compal Group. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Wake Forest University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College.

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