NATIONAL Instruments has acquired Digilent, which will continue to operate as a wholly-owned NI subsidiary.
Digilent provides electrical engineering products, and has a focus on educational design tools. It designs, manufactures and distributes electronic design tools globally, and was founded in 2000.
According to the companies, the acquisition represents synergy, since both companies invest in the education and research markets.
Digilent can expand the focus of its primary mission of creating the next generation of educational products, expands accessibility and adoption of its technologies by educators and students around the world.
Digilent will continue to sell and support its products under the Digilent brand through its direct, distributor, and OEM channels.