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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...

2010-08-16 10:09:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Ocean Tomo, the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP plc (IAP.L), will auction off three lots of semiconductor technology from United Memories at the upcoming Fall 2010 Live Auction in Napa, California on November 11th. The lots, cover charge-sharing techniques for low power integrated circuit (IC) devices, test interfaces for verification of high speed dynamic random access memory (DRAM) circuitry, and IC memory testing and simultaneous...

2010-08-09 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new linear root-mean-square (RMS) radio frequency (RF) power detector from National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) offers the industry's highest precision with up to 40 dB dynamic range. The PowerWise® LMH2120 increases wireless coverage and extends battery life for third-generation (3G) and fourth-generation (4G) mobile handsets. National's LMH2120 linear RMS RF power detector enables accurate RF power amplifier...

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...

2010-07-28 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced the industry's first analog audio subsystem with integrated noise reduction for use in smartphones and full-featured phones. The PowerWise® LM49155 dramatically improves the talker's voice-signal-to-background-noise ratio while retaining natural speech quality. Phone users can now enjoy clearer voice calls in noisy environments on both transmit and receive...

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...

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2010-07-06 13:16:49

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reports that worldwide semiconductor sales rose 4.5 percent in May from April to $24.7 billion. The growth was helped by strong sales of personal computers, cell phones, corporate information technology, industrial applications and autos. SIA expects unit sales of personal computers to grow by 20 percent and sales of cell phones to grow by 10 percent to 12 percent later on this year. Chip sales rose 47.6 percent in May from a year ago, which is...

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....

2010-06-23 07:53:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has just released its special State of Tech report covering analog and mixed-signal semiconductor companies. This report is the first in the State of Tech series and provides detailed fundamental data and updated evaluations of 13 leading companies in the sector including Microchip Technology (Nasdaq: MCHP),...

2010-06-21 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today announced it has acquired the technology of GTronix, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in programmable and adaptive analog sensory processing technology. GTronix's solutions enhance audio user-interface and voice processing and are well suited for applications where small form factor, low power, low latency and undistorted signals are critical. Its proprietary technology...


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