Dehne, longtime National Instruments executive, joins ASSET's Board of Directors

Richardson, TX – Tim Dehne, until recently a longtime executive with National Instruments, Inc. (NI), has joined the board of directors of ASSET® InterTech, Inc. (, the leading supplier of open tools for embedded instrumentation. Over a career stretching more than 21 years at NI, Mr. Dehne led global marketing, and research and development at the company that had $824 million in revenues in 2008.

“There are many similarities between where ASSET is today and where NI was when I joined the company,” Mr. Dehne said. “ASSET is leading the industry into a new era involving embedded instrumentation. During my time at NI we pioneered the concept of virtual instruments to the industry and developed a strong platform around the LabVIEW software. I am very enthusiastic about bringing the insights and experiences I’ve gained throughout the years to ASSET as a member of the Board of Directors.”

During his tenure at NI, Mr. Dehne served as vice president of strategic marketing, vice president of marketing, vice president of research and development, and senior vice president of research and development.

“We are very fortunate to add someone with Tim’s experience and capabilities to our board of directors,” said Glenn Woppman, ASSET’s CEO and chairman of the board of directors. “He has been responsible for business and technology development at NI for many years when that company was growing rapidly and bringing a new concept, virtual instrumentation, to the marketplace. We expect he will make a major impact on accelerating ASSET’s growth and success in the embedded instrumentation market. His broad expertise will have far-reaching effects on practically every aspect of our company’s operations.”

ScanWorks® – The Embedded Instrumentation Platform

ASSET, through its ScanWorks platform, is applying the experience it has gained from two decades as a leading supplier of boundary-scan test tools to the development of open embedded instrumentation tools. The boundary-scan infrastructure that is embedded into chips and circuit boards is one of several technologies that can form the basis for an embedded instrumentation toolset. In recent years, ASSET has significantly enhanced its ScanWorks® platform with embedded instrumentation capabilities such as processor-controlled test (PCT) and tools for Intel® IBIST (Interconnect Built In Self Test), an embedded instrumentation technology that Intel® and other companies are embedding into next-generation chips and chipsets.

About ASSET InterTech

ASSET InterTech is the leading supplier of open tools for embedded instrumentation for design validation, test and debug. The ScanWorks platform provides automation, access and analysis tools in one environment. Users can quickly and easily validate and test semiconductors, circuit boards or entire systems during every phase of a product’s life, including design, manufacturing/repair and field maintenance. ASSET InterTech is located at 2201 North Central Expressway, Suite 105, Richardson, TX 75080.

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