AUSTIN, TX — National Instruments announced that James Truchard, president, CEO and cofounder of NI, has been named an IEEE Fellow for outstanding leadership and achievement in technology.

The IEEE board of directors presents the IEEE Fellow grade to persons with exceptional records of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number of fellows selected in any one year cannot exceed one tenth of one percent of the total voting membership.

In addition to his roles as NI president and CEO, Truchard has been recognized as one of "America’s Favorite Bosses" by Forbes and an "Innovation Agent" by Fast Company. Truchard has been elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He also sits on the engineering advisory boards for the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California at Berkeley. Learn more about Truchard’s achievements at

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