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National Instruments' CEO Discusses F2Q12 Earnings Results - Earnings Call Transcript

National Instruments Corporation (NATI)

F2Q12 Earnings Call

July 26, 2012 5:00 pm ET

Executives

David Hugley – Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Alexander M. Davern – Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President & Treasurer

James L. Truchard, Ph.D. – President, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Eric Starkloff – Vice President of Marketing

Analyst

Analyst Zach Larkin – Stephens, Inc.

Patrick Newton – Stifel Nicolaus

Mark Douglas – Longbow Research

Anthony Luscri

Robert Mason – Robert W. Baird

Presentation

Operator

Welcome to the National Instruments second quarter 2012 earnings conference call. Today’s call is being recorded. You may refer to your press packet for the replay dial in number and passcode. With us today are David Hugley, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary; Alex Davern, Chief Operating Officer; Dr. James Truchard, President, CEO and Co-Founder; and Eric Starkloff, Vice President of Marketing.

For opening remarks I’d now like to turn the call over to Mr. David Hugley, Vice President, Corporate Counsel and Secretary. Please go ahead sir.

David Hugley

During the course of this conference call we shall make forward-looking statements including statements regarding our future revenue growth opportunities, our revenue goal by 2016, guidance for our Q3 revenue and earnings per share, expected revenue growth in Q4, moderation of our operating expense growth, and success in large accounts. We wish to caution you that such statements are just predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially.

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