Established in 1979, Micropross now National Instruments (NI) is a leading supplier of test and personalization solutions for near field communication (NFC), e-payment, and wireless charging. The company is driven by a spirit of innovation and dedication to customer care.
In 2015, NI acquired Micropross to accelerate its development and strengthen its place as a leader in its market, constituting a major milestone for both companies.
NI acquired Micropross because of the company’s proven expertise in the design of R&D and manufacturing test tools, which are all considered as references in their domains. With these tools, users can fully characterize and test the electrical and protocol performance of products such as smart cards and smartphones in design, conformance, and production.
Thanks to the company’s extensive product range, users can efficiently test and personalize chips compliant with the latest technologies (contact and contactless). On a perpetual quest for customer satisfaction, Micropross now NI offers many services that range from personalized training to custom design (software and/or hardware).
Quality is part of the Micropross now NI culture. Working with the biggest players in the market requires the company to maintain high standards for quality management. Every product is thoroughly checked during each stage from design to production. Each department within the company has its own procedures, instructions, and performance indicators.
From the beginning of its existence, Micropross now NI has been engaged in long-term projects that require durability. For example, the first PRECIS was delivered in 1986, and this in-situ programmer has been widely used in the maintenance program of TGV and Airbus. Airplanes and trains are expected to be exploited for decades. Micropross now NI still offers maintenance for these products.
In the smart card place, the STAR range of products was first launched more than 10 years ago and is still working and maintained thanks to careful design, a strong effort of documentation, rigorous production, and a farsighted supply chain.