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2011-08-01 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced seven new 24-bit and 16-bit multi-channel, sensor analog front-ends (AFE) that offer system designers a greater range of choices from high-performance to low-cost options that span channel configurations, current sources, and resolution. National's LMP900xx sensor AFE integrated circuits (ICs) provide an easy to configure signal path solution for interfacing sensors to...

2011-07-12 07:06:00

PRINCETON, N.J., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has updated outlooks for Linear Technology (Nasdaq: LLTC), Analog Devices (NYSE: ADI), National Semiconductor (NYSE: NSM), Maxim Integrated Products (Nasdaq: MXIM), and Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS). Next Inning editor Paul McWilliams has leveraged a decades-long career as a semiconductor industry...

2011-07-11 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced a family of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that are the industry's first to directly sample RF signals beyond 2.7 GHz, with third-order intermodulation distortion (IMD3) up to -71 dBc and sampling at up to 3.6 Giga-samples per second (GSPS). Watch a demonstration video at http://www.national.com/rfadc. The ADC12Dxx00RF family includes five 12-bit ADCs that enable system...

2011-06-28 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced two new high-voltage system power management and protection integrated circuits (ICs) with on-chip power management bus (PMBus) support. The 48V input voltage LM5066 and -48V input voltage LM5064 integrate high-performance system protection and management blocks that precisely measure, control and manage the electrical operating conditions in systems such as routers, switches and...

2011-06-21 19:17:00

In the news release, National Remembers Legendary Analog Expert Bob Pease, issued 21-Jun-2011 by National Semiconductor over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the second paragraph, second sentence, should read "There Pease worked on affordable mass-produced op amps using discrete solid-state components" rather than "There Pease designed K2-W, the first affordable mass-produced op amp using discrete solid-state components" as originally issued inadvertently. Also: we are advised...

2011-06-21 18:01:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: NSM) announced that at a special meeting of National's stockholders held today, the stockholders approved the adoption of the merger agreement by and among National, Texas Instruments Incorporated and Orion Merger Corp., a subsidiary of TI ("Merger Sub"). Pursuant to the merger agreement, Merger Sub will be merged with and into National, with National as the surviving corporation and a subsidiary...

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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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