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2010-09-29 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM), a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors, today announced that it will display SolarMagic(TM) smart panel technology in its booth at the Solar Power International Conference. Several of National's solar partners will also feature SolarMagic smart panel technology in their booths. Incorporated into junction boxes and solar modules, National's award-winning...

2010-09-27 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today announced the LM3492 LED driver with dynamic headroom control that accurately and efficiently drives current to two independently dimmable strings of LEDs. The LM3492, a member of National's PowerWise® energy-efficient product family, maximizes system efficiency and reduces system complexity and cost in automotive LCD backlight applications. The LM3492's dynamic headroom...

2010-09-20 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced the LM5119, a high voltage, dual-channel, dual-phase, synchronous buck controller with emulated current-mode (ECM) control. The LM5119 enables regulation of single or dual high-current voltages directly from inputs as high as 65V, simplifying high voltage DC-DC conversion and reducing PCB footprint by up to 50 percent versus alternative solutions requiring two conversion stages. The...

2010-09-13 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced WEBENCH® FPGA Power Architect, the industry's first design tool to model and optimize power supplies for FPGAs in minutes. WEBENCH FPGA Power Architect incorporates the detailed supply requirements of more than 130 of the newest FPGA devices from Altera Corp. and Xilinx, Inc. Modern power supply systems, including advanced FPGAs, are complex to design,...

2010-09-07 07:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. and National Semiconductor Corporation announce a wide-ranging strategic alliance to advance ultrasound technology, creating ultrasound imaging systems that produce enhanced image quality and advanced 3D/4D imaging capabilities, while consuming less power. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-08-30 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today announced the addition of WEBENCH LED Architect to its award-winning portfolio of online WEBENCH® Designer tools. The first of its kind, WEBENCH LED Architect enables both novice and expert designers to perform real-time comparisons and optimize complex lighting systems for performance, size and cost in minutes. To start a design, the designer enters desired light output...

2010-08-23 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today announced that its award-winning WEBENCH® Designer tools are now available both online and offline in Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages. Since its introduction in 1999, expert and novice electronic and mechanical engineers worldwide have used WEBENCH to create over 1.5 million analog designs cost-free and quickly. National's unique WEBENCH environment features...

2010-08-02 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced nine new SIMPLE SWITCHER® power modules that feature an extended operating temperature range and vibration and drop testing for use in harsh environments. The ruggedized, easy-to-use LMZ10503/4/5EXT, LMZ12001/2/3EXT and LMZ14201/2/3EXT power modules provide the efficiency of a synchronous switching regulator with the simplicity of a linear regulator, eliminating...

2010-07-14 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: NSM) announced today that its Board of Directors, at a regularly scheduled meeting, has declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per outstanding share of common stock. The new dividend, which is an increase from the prior quarter's dividend of $0.08 per common share, will be paid on Oct. 12, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Sept. 20, 2010. National Semiconductor's fully...

2010-07-06 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today announced a new synchronous voltage-mode buck controller that drives a variety of high-current point-of-load applications in printers, telecom, networking and embedded computing applications. A new addition to National's PowerWise® energy-efficient product family, the LM27402's advanced features make it the industry's most feature-rich 20V synchronous buck controller....


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