National Semiconductor


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National Semiconductor

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A semiconductor manufacturer, responsible for the SC/MP, National Semiconductor 16000 and National Semiconductor 32000 series of microprocessors.
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National Semiconductor

(National Semiconductor Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, www.national.com) A major semiconductor manufacturer that provides system-level products for telecommunications, desktop computers, automobiles, consumer products and the military.

Founded in 1959 in Danbury, CT, National Semiconductor was in the forefront of the first transistors and integrated circuits. Over the years, it has become known for its analog and mixed mode signaling devices. In 1987, it acquired Fairchild Semiconductor, which it sold in 1997, the same year it purchased and integrated Cyrix Corporation.
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Anderson has past experience at Fairchild Semiconductor, National Semiconductor, the Semiconductor Industry Suppliers Association, and SEMATECH.
Further, Helton served as corporate vice-president at LSI Logic and president of LSI Logic Japan and earlier in his career held senior management positions at VLSI Technology and National Semiconductor Corporation.
Previously Wajima served as president of National Semiconductor Japan and regional vice president of Sales and Marketing for National Semiconductor.
The close of the transaction also resulted in the withdrawal of the corporate credit rating on National Semiconductor.
21 September 2011 - US computer chip maker Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN) on Wednesday said that its planned USD6.5bn (EUR4.7bn) acquisition of National Semiconductor (NYSE:NSM) has received all needed regulatory approvals.
We look forward to working together to apply technology and innovation to enhance its next-generation vehicles," said Robert Hinke, Vice President and General Manager, Europe for National Semiconductor.
US-owned National Semiconductor opened their Greenock plant in 1971 and employ hundreds.
National Semiconductor introduced a family of PCI Express (PCIe) Gen-3 (8 Gbps) repeaters.
Shareholders for National Semiconductor are seeking to block the $6.5 billion merger with Texas Instruments.
Texas Instruments recently announced it has agreed to acquire semiconductor company National Semiconductor for US$6.5 billion in an all-cash transaction.
19 -- National Semiconductor has recently introduced three new SIMPLE SWITCHER power modules, to drive high output voltage applications in a variety of markets including industrial, communications infrastructure and military.

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