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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...

2010-06-16 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today unveiled its FPD-Link III family of automotive-grade serializer and deserializer (SerDes) chipsets featuring the industry's first real-time, bidirectional control channel for driver-assist video cameras. The FPD-Link III chipsets improve driver safety and response time by delivering clock, data, and real-time I2C bidirectional control, continuously over a single differential pair. Camera...

2010-06-14 09:06:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, announced it has updated outlooks for Cavium Networks (Nasdaq: CAVM), NetLogic Microsystems (Nasdaq: NETL), ATMI (Nasdaq: ATMI), National Semiconductor (NYSE: NSM) and Linear Technology (Nasdaq: LLTC). Editor Paul McWilliams has displayed uncanny accuracy in identifying winners and losers during this...

2010-06-09 10:04:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC today announced plans to expand the capacity of its 12-inch semiconductor fabrication plant in Austin with a $3.6 billion investment. The decision to bring the additional capacity to Austin was based on the company's long-term business requirements. The expanded fabrication plant, one of the largest in the United States, will produce advanced logic devices for Samsung's System LSI business. Currently the Austin plant...


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