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2011-06-21 15:49:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor (NYSE: NSM) today looked back on the accomplishments of legendary design engineer Bob Pease, who died June 18. During his 33 years at National, Pease received 21 patents and designed more than 20 integrated circuits. East Coast Beginnings After earning a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from MIT in 1961, Pease went to work at George A. Philbrick Researches, which launched the commercial use of the...

2011-06-20 08:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What: PCI-SIG Developers Conference Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, Calif. When: June 22-23, 2011 National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) will showcase its industry-leading PCI Express® (PCIe) Gen-3 repeaters and will discuss techniques for extending the PCIe 1.0/2.0/3.0 link reach at the PCI-SIG Developers Conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara from June 22-23, 2011. PCIe...

2011-06-15 13:04:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) will host a Special Meeting of Stockholders on Tuesday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. PT at the company's headquarters campus in Santa Clara, Calif. to seek approval for the merger between National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments. When: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 2:00 p.m. PT Where: National Semiconductor, Santa Clara Campus Building E Conference Center 2900 Semiconductor...

2011-06-09 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced the industry's first 2A red, green and blue (RGB) LED driver for portable projectors that drives three common anode RGB high-brightness LEDs sequentially with a single inductor. The highly-integrated LM3435 includes an I2C control interface for LED current control. A basic portable or pocket projector LED design today includes a separate driver for each red, green and blue LED and...

2011-06-08 07:00:00

MUNICH, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- INTERSOLAR EUROPE -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced the SolarMagic(TM) arc detection reference design, comprised of analog front end integrated circuits (ICs) and multi-band dynamic filtering firmware, the first commercially available chipset to detect hazardous DC arc faults in photovoltaic (PV) systems. National will demonstrate the SolarMagic arc detection reference design in its booth in Hall A1.151 at the Intersolar...

2011-06-07 15:15:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trident Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRID), a leader in high-performance semiconductor system solutions for the connected home, today announced that Dr. Bami Bastani has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and President and has been elected to the Board of Directors. Bastani has more than 20 years of experience as a CEO and senior executive in the semiconductor industry. His appointment is effective immediately. Philippe Geyres, who has...

2011-06-06 07:00:00

SANTA Clara, Calif., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced the LM3466, a highly integrated linear LED driver that simplifies the design of high power, wide area lighting fixtures such as streetlights. The LM3466, with just a few passive components, provides a complete system that drives each LED string from any off-the-shelf AC/DC constant-current power supply. LED drivers today often require multiple components to accurately drive a...

2011-06-03 14:54:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) will release its fourth quarter fiscal year 2011 financial results after the market close at approximately 1 p.m. PDT on Thursday, June 9. Following the issuance of the release, National will host its quarterly conference earnings call with financial analysts at 1:30 p.m. PDT. Speakers: Don Macleod, chairman and chief executive officer Lewis Chew, chief financial officer Mark Veeh,...

2011-05-04 12:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today announced that its WEBENCH® FPGA Power Architect was awarded an EDN Innovation Award in the Software Category at a ceremony on May 2 in San Jose, Calif. WEBENCH FPGA Power Architect is the industry's first online design tool to model and optimize power supplies for FPGAs in minutes. Try out WEBENCH FPGA Power Architect here. The EDN Innovation Awards program is now in its...

2011-05-04 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced a new family of PCI Express® (PCIe) Gen-3 (8 Gbps) repeaters that offer unprecedented signal conditioning performance and low-power consumption for data center servers and storage systems. To see a video demonstration, visit http://bit.ly/DS80PCI402. "PCI Express 3.0 increases the data rate to 8 GT/s, allowing Intel's next generation desktop and server platforms to...