For more than 40 years, National Instruments Corporation (the "Company", "NI", "we", "us" or "our") has enabled engineers and scientists around the world to accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. Our software-centric platform provides an advanced approach through integration of software and modular hardware to create automated test and automated measurement systems. We believe our long-term track record for innovation and our differentiated platform helps support the success of our customers, employees, suppliers, and stockholders.
NI pioneered a software-based approach more than three decades ago that enables our customers to build systems that meet the unique test and measurement requirements for their applications. The differentiation of our software-based platform helps customers accelerate the design and testing of their next generation products. This delivers critical business value to our customers, such as helping them reduce cost and time to market in the validation and production testing of semiconductor technology, enable real-time simulation to accelerate the development of autonomous and electric vehicles, and create long life cycle test systems to support the development and operation of complex, systems in aerospace and defense.
Our overarching goal, which we call our core strategic vision, is to be the leader in software-defined automated test and automated measurement systems. This vision provides a framework to help us achieve our goals of strong profitability and revenue growth. In pursuing our vision, we have empowered our team to be deliberate about the market opportunities we pursue to fuel growth and provide significant value to our target customers.