New company “ETAS NI Systems” is founded September 1, 2019

Management teams of ETAS and National Instruments together with Leandro Fonseca, Managing Director of ETAS NI Systems (back row, second from left), and Hans-Peter Duerr, Technical Director of ETAS NI Systems (back row, second from right)

ETAS GmbH and National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced the antitrust authorities have approved the creation of the joint venture ETAS NI Systems GmbH & Co. KG. The new company is now founded and will become fully operational in Stuttgart by January 1, 2020.

The joint venture, which was announced in March 2019, will design, build, and service pre-integrated Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) systems to help customers meet their needs in the rapidly evolving automotive sector driven by electrification and advanced driver assistance systems. The company will combine the NI software-defined platform and comprehensive I/O capabilities with ETAS’ expertise in developing and integrating HiL solutions.

“With the formation of ETAS NI Systems, a milestone has been reached for improving test and validation of software in automotive electronics, including electronic control units and sensors, to meet current and future customer requirements,” said Friedhelm Pickhard, Chairman of the Board of Management of ETAS GmbH.

“The strength of the ETAS and NI teams, domain expertise, and global footprint create a unique opportunity to broaden the reach to customers and help them solve the development challenges in the automotive industry,” said Eric Starkloff, NI President and Chief Operating Officer.