At National Instruments, we are committed to being a responsible corporate citizen to our global communities and four key stakeholders: employees, customers, suppliers, and shareholders. We consistently innovate to develop new products and services that empower engineers and scientists to improve the world by addressing some of the biggest challenges society faces. In addition, we work to reduce the environmental footprint of our facilities and product life cycle. We are proud of our long-standing corporate culture that encourages fun, innovation, and community involvement. A letter from our CEO, Dr. James Truchard, summarizes our citizenship efforts in 2008.