Dr. Gerhard Fettweis Joins NI Board of Directors
Mar 01, 2016 04:15 PM Eastern Standard Time
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
National Instruments Corporation (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of
platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the
world's greatest engineering challenges, announced today that Dr.
Gerhard Fettweis, Vodafone Chair Professor at the Technical University
of Dresden (TU Dresden), was appointed to the NI board of directors.
"Dr. Gerhard Fettweis is one of the key innovators in the wireless
industry," said Dr. James Truchard, NI chairman, president and CEO. "We
believe his leading-edge research in next-generation wireless
communication systems, such as 5G, and multiprocessor system-on-chip
technology brings expertise to our board in an important growth area for
Since 1994, Fettweis has held the Vodafone Chair at TU Dresden, with 20
companies from Asia, Europe and the United States sponsoring his
research on wireless transmission and chip design. He coordinates two
German Science Foundation centers in Dresden and the 5G Lab Germany. As
an IEEE Fellow and a member of acatech, the German National Academy of
Science and Engineering, Fettweis has received many awards such as the
Stuart Meyer Memorial Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
and the Alcatel-Lucent Innovation Award. He has been involved in
starting 10 companies and participated in more than 100 research
projects over the past 20 years. Fettweis is also a research scientist
with International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), a leading
independent nonprofit center for research in computer science,
affiliated with University of California, Berkeley.
"I have always admired NI for its collaboration with industry and
academia to make next-generation wireless technology a reality," said
Fettweis. "NI's platform-based approach for prototyping and testing
wireless systems helps engineers and researchers innovate their designs
faster in new application areas resulting from reduced latencies and
increased bandwidth. I am honored to be joining the company's board."
Since 2012, Fettweis has coordinated the Cluster of Excellence ‘Center
for Advancing Electronics Dresden' in which more than 300 scientists
from more than 20 countries explore new technologies for future
microchips in nine different research paths. The Collaborative Research
Center for Highly Adaptive Energy-Efficient Computing, also coordinated
by Fettweis since 2011, is integrated in the Cluster of Excellence as
one of its research paths.
Fettweis studied electrical engineering at the Rheinisch-Westfälische
Technische Hochschule Aachen, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1990, and
holds an honorary doctorate from Technical University Tampere of Finland.
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Source: National Instruments
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