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 National Semiconductor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
National Semiconductor (abbreviation NS or NSC) is one of the largest semiconductor manufacturers, now based in Santa Clara, California.
Scott Fishers 1979 picture of National Semiconductors, "Datachecker computer" used for supermarket scanning systems in the USA.
In its heyday, the Jargon file reports, it was popular (and unpopular) enough to acquire the derogatory nickname "Nominal Semidestructor". /wiki/National_Semiconductor   (98 words)

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National assemblies framed the republican Weimar constitution of Germany in 1919 and the Bonn constitution for West Germany in 1948-49.
The Federal Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the Frankfurt Parliament of 1848-49 were national assemblies.
AAP National News Wire Round-Up for Breakfast, June 11 /html/n1/natlasse.asp   (772 words)

 Outlook Pressures National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor (NSM:NYSE - commentary - research) posted a loss in the fiscal fourth quarter, reversing a profit a year ago, and the company's guidance had its shares under pressure Thursday afternoon.
National expects fiscal first-quarter revenue to be flat to down 4% from the fourth quarter, which the company said is consistent with historical patterns during the summer quarter.
The analog semiconductor company reported revenue of $425.3 million for the fourth quarter, along with a loss of $4.4 million, or 2 cents a share. /_tsclsii/tech/semis/10091823.html   (269 words)

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National Semiconductor signed a definitive agreement in August 2003 to sell its Information Appliance (IA) business unit, consisting primarily of the Geode™ family of microprocessor products, to Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).  This sale is part of the company's efforts to streamline National's cost structure and focus investments on higher-margin analog technologies.
January 7, 2002 - National Semiconductor Corporation, a Microsoft Windows Embedded gold partner and recent recipient of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Embedded silicon vendor of the year award, announced today that it is developing a reference design for "Mira," code name for a set of Windows technologies that will enable a new generation of display
National Semiconductor Develops Optimized Reference Design for Microsoft's "Mira" Software to Enable Smart Display Devices for the Home   (290 words)

 National Semiconductor Background Information
National Semiconductor has recognized that analog and mixed signal technologies enable industry trends toward convergence of computing and communications, toward mobile computing and toward the increasing sophistication of semiconductor devices.
National is the second largest supplier of military/aerospace semiconductors and is driving advances in avionics, telecommunications, cryptography, navigation systems and displays for aerospace customers such as Boeing.
National Semiconductor's core competency in analog technology has positioned it well to take a leadership role in providing highly integrated analog and mixed signal system solutions. /datasheet/national/htm/nsc01164.htm   (1699 words) - National Semiconductor unveils chip for Web gadgets - October 18, 2001
National also designed the GX2 with power-saving features, to the extent that individual components are powered down when not in use, Gourvennec says.
National designed the Geode GX2 processor specifically for information appliances by making the chip as powerful as possible without crossing limits it had set for both power consumption and price, says Yves Gourvennec, GX2 marketing manager.
National expects to produce the GX2 in volume in the first half of next year, the company says. /2001/TECH/internet/10/18/national.semi.idg   (581 words)

 National Semiconductor cuts Q1 forecast
National Semiconductor said order rates, including turns orders, were lower than expected in June, particularly for PC and related peripherals, such as traditional computer monitors and flat-panel displays.
National Semiconductor joined a host of other companies tied to the personal computer market, including graphics chipmaker Nvidia Corp., that have changed guidance or said the PC market was weak.
National Semiconductor has said it gets about 10 percent to 15 percent of its revenue from selling chips to the PC and PC-related industries. /content/news/repts/102080209.asp   (516 words)

National Semi-Trailer Corp. was founded in 1973 by Randy Bromley in Detroit, Michigan to accommodate the trucking industry's fluctuating need for trailer support services.
Today National Semi-Trailer Corp., now based in Orlando, Florida, operates an eleven city branch network offering trailers built with the most advanced performance, durability and versatility enhancing specifications available.
As trailer and service specialists and enthusiasts we have created a new level of equipment quality, attention-to-detail and response to meet the needs of a trucking market under intense pressure to perform with ever increasing levels of precision and reliability.   (118 words)

 Sample Success Stories in Maine
National Semiconductor has invested nearly $1 billion in Maine since 1987.
This multinational, $2.5 billion semiconductor manufacturer selected South Portland, Maine, over 25 other sites worldwide for a $650 million state-of-the-art 8-inch wafer fabrication plant.
Among the reasons National Semiconductor selected Maine were: /companies/national.html   (124 words)

 National Semiconductor 4Q profits beat street - Jun. 8, 2000
According to First Call, analysts had expected Santa Clara, Calif.-based National Semiconductor  (NSM: Research, Estimates) to report a profit of 62 cents a share.
NEW YORK (CNNfn) - Chip maker National Semiconductor Corp. on Thursday reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit of $134.2 million, or 68 cents a share, excluding special items.
"Led by robust analog and wireless sales, we had an outstanding quarter," said Brian Halla, chairman, president and chief executive of National Semiconductor, in a statement. /2000/06/08/companies/natsemi   (295 words)

 National Semiconductor Awards K-12 teachers in California, Texas, Maine
National Semiconductor has committed $1 million over three years to help 3,000 K-12 school teachers bring exciting, hands-on science education to their students.
National Semiconductor has awarded more than $2.5 million in Internet Innovator Awards and Innovative Idea Grants to teachers and schools.
Providing professional development to science teachers through grants from National Semiconductor are our Science in Action Partners.   (154 words)

 Vignette > Customer Case Studies > National Semiconductor Case Study
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, National Semiconductor Corporation is a leader in its field, providing analog and digital technologies for the wireless handset, display, information appliance and information infrastructure markets.
National understands the critical nature of its customer relationships and continually seeks new ways to improve the quality and timeliness of its products and of its service and support capabilities.
For example, National's conversion levels to the Webench community have soared: more than 55 percent of online seminar attendees are now logging on to Webench; for the in-person seminars, that number is 15 percent, while those who placed sample orders are converting at an astounding rate of 72 percent. /contentmanagement/0,2097,1-1-31-1665-1752-1046,00.html   (1991 words)

 National Semiconductor News
National Semiconductor's Bluetooth module is designed to simplify the RF board design by including a CMOS radio transceiver, a protocol stack, application-specific profiles and a high-level command interpreter...
National Semiconductor Corporation today introduced a family of RF power detectors for wireless applications that require high frequency and range, such as mobile phone power controls and power amplifier...
National Semiconductor Corporation, a worldwide leader in power management technology, today introduced a load-share controller IC for balancing currents from parallel power supplies in a variety of... /com/nsm   (974 words)

 National Semiconductor and Synopsys Collaborate for PowerWise Technology
National Semiconductor Corp. and Synopsys Inc. recently announced they are collaborating to develop a reference design flow supporting National Semiconductor’s energy-efficient PowerWise™ technology for handheld portable devices.
National Semiconductor is also contributing key intellectual properties (IPs) and test cases.
National Semiconductor’s PowerWise closed-loop Adaptive Voltage Scaling (AVS) technology increases energy efficiency significantly over existing open-loop voltage scaling schemes, achieving the lowest possible voltage at which an application can still meet its performance requirements. /news/power_national_semiconductor_synopsys   (409 words)

 National Semi Conductor Company Information
National Semiconductor is one of the biggest leaders in semiconductor supplier.
May 5, 1999 - National Semiconductor announced today its intentions to exit the PC processor business in order to sharpen the company's focus on the emerging information appliance market and on its traditional analog business.
Were you able to locate the answer to your questions? /comp/nsc.htm   (56 words)

 National Semiconductor, IBM end Cyrix chip pact - Sep. 25, 1998
National Semiconductor said it expects to take a charge of $50 million to $55 million in its fiscal second quarter, which ends Nov. 29.
     National Semiconductor (NSM) shares fell 1/2 to 9-7/16 in early trading.
National Semiconductor, IBM end Cyrix chip pact - Sep. 25, 1998 /1998/09/25/technology/natsem   (316 words)

 National Semiconductor rebounds - 06/19/00
   Brian Halla is National Semiconductor's president, chairman, and CEO.
National Semi has used the sale of investments and a lagging segment to decrease its debt level.
As a result, National Semi's margins have radically improved, and it's expected that the firm's earnings will continue to accelerate on the heels of strong industry fundamentals. /2000/business/0006/19/b04-77655.htm   (489 words)

 National Semiconductor's WEBENCH Toolset Named Innovation of the Year in EDN Magazine's 15th Annual Innovator Awards
EDN selected National Semiconductor's WEBENCH Active Filter Designer as the winner in the EDA (electronic design automation) category for its ability to speed the creation of sophisticated filters for data acquisition and signal conditioning applications.
National Semiconductor and WEBENCH are registered trademarks of National Semiconductor Corporation.
Winning the EDN Innovation of the Year Award for the WEBENCH Active Filter Designer is further indication of National Semiconductor's success in the development of design tools for analog engineers." How EDN Chose Innovators Electronics-industry professionals make the initial nominations, and EDN's editors choose the finalists. /cgi-bin/   (643 words)

 National Semiconductor
With the wide range of product produced by National Semiconductor, additional marking is sometimes needed to indicate a different level of performance or to identify specific functionality.
National Semiconductor marks devices sold in order to provide device identification and manufacturing traceability information.
Other date code information, which would be typically found in the "first line" marking, is identified on the container labels. /manufacturers/NSC.html   (808 words)

 Catch 'The Next Technology Wave' with National Semiconductor At COMDEX FALL 2002
National Semiconductor is a registered trademark of National Semiconductor Corporation.
NATIONAL CEO BRIAN HALLA DELIVERS KEYNOTE: -- Brian Halla, CEO of National Semiconductor (NYSE: NSM), will deliver a keynote address at Comdex on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Catch 'The Next Technology Wave' with National Semiconductor At COMDEX FALL 2002 /cgi-bin/   (365 words)

 National Semiconductor Introduces Industry's Fastest, Lowest Noise Laser Diode Driver for Optical Disk Drives
National Semiconductor Corporation launched its newest laser diode driver (LDD) for use in optical pickup units (OPUs).
National Semiconductor’s latest laser diode driver allows OPU manufacturers to provide consumers with the highest-performance DVD/CD recorders on the market.
National’s VIP10C process technology provides a very fast switching rate of 0.5ns and noise levels of 0.5nA per square root hertz, enabling the fastest read, write and rewrite times for optical recording. /news885.html   (605 words)

 InternetWeek The Business and Technology of the Internet
The deployment will be a milestone in National's quest to more rapidly and accurately forecast demand for its semiconductors--which go into products such as computers, cell phones, consumer electronics and medical equipment--and to manufacture those semiconductors in the most efficient, cost-effective way.
National's product definition system, which includes a detailed description of how each product is produced and manufactured, including bill of materials and bill of routing, had not been maintained to accurately reflect current manufacturing conditions.
National believes Master Planner will address all of these issues, enabling the company to more specifically control what it builds, where and when it manufactures product, and which of several alternate production methods are used, Gutierrez said. /newslead01/lead081001.htm   (1218 words)

 AT&T News Release, 1992-02-11, National semiconductor advisory committee 3rd annual report
NACS is comprised of a panel of senior executives from the U.S. electronics industry (including Applied Materials, ATandT, IBM, Intel*, Martin Marietta, Motorola, National Semiconductor, Tandem Computers and Texas Instruments), representatives of the Departments of Defense, Commerce and Energy, the President's science advisor and the director of the National Science Foundation.
The U.S. semiconductor industry and the generic technology it develops are critical links in the overall electronics industry, providing the components that lower costs and enable new products and services.
Coordinate precompetitive technology development, e.g., the semiconductor industry must develop and maintain an advanced semiconductor technology road map (such as that proposed at the Micro Tech 2000 workshop in 1991) and plans for future manufacturing technology development. /news/0292/920211.bla.html   (767 words)

 NPL Site Narrative for National Semiconductor Corp., NPL, Superfund, US EPA
National Semiconductor has taken the leaking tanks out of service and is working with the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (CRWQCB) to determine the extent of ground water contamination.
Monitoring wells on the site are contaminated with vinyl chloride, trichloroethylene, and 1,1-dichloroethylene, according to analyses conducted by a consultant to National Semiconductor Corp. Contamination is believed to have resulted from leaking underground storage tanks.
Conditions at proposal (October 15, 1984): National Semiconductor Corp. manufactures electronic equipment at a plant in Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California. /superfund/sites/npl/nar956.htm   (440 words)

 M2 Presswire: National Semiconductor and Vitesse Semiconductor join forces to develop gigabit ethernet solutions.@ HighBeam Research
National Semiconductor and Vitesse Semiconductor join forces to develop gigabit ethernet solutions.
F?RSTENFELDBRUCK, GERMANY -- Networking leaders National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: NSM) and Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: VTSS) today announced their collaboration in developing end-to-end solutions to accelerate adoption of high-performance and cost-effective gigabit ethernet technologies.
M2 Presswire: National Semiconductor and Vitesse Semiconductor join forces to develop gigabit ethernet solutions.@ HighBeam Research /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:84847264&refid=holomed_1   (169 words)

National Semiconductor has taken leaking tanks out of service, instituted a program of pumping and treating the groundwater, and removed contaminated soil from selected areas of the facility.
The removal of contaminated soil and the operation of a groundwater pump and treatment system and soil vapor extraction have reduced the potential of exposure to contamination at the National Semiconductor Corp. site while final cleanup activities are underway.
Description: The National Semiconductor Corp. manufactures electronic equipment at this 50-acre site. /r9/sfund/overview.nsf/ef81e03b0f6bcdb28825650f005dc4c1/1cb5d227aca222e08825672a00826d26?OpenDocument   (590 words)

 National Semiconductor (NSM) - Investorville
posted 01-20-1999 12:37 PM 12/10: National Semiconductor Corporation announced a net loss of 29 cents per share for the second quarter of fiscal 1999, ended Nov. 29, 1998, before the effect of previously announced one-time charges related to manufacturing restructuring and the termination of a foundry agreement with IBM Corporation.
posted 11-14-1998 01:05 PM National Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad line of analog, mixed signal and other integrated circuits applications in a variety of markets, including the personal computing, wireless communications, flat panel and CRT display, power management, local and wide area networks, automotive, consumer and military aerospace markets.
posted 12-04-1998 06:00 PM "Cyrix, the processor subsidiary of National Semiconductor, is in the process of expanding its silicon lineup for the sub-$1,000 computer and Internet appliance markets. /ubb/Forum17/HTML/000001.html   (508 words)

 PND (8/29/2000) -- National Semiconductor Corporation Establishes Foundation
Established as a donor-advised fund within the Community Foundation Silicon Valley, the National Semiconductor Corporate Foundation will fund programs that address selected critical community needs worldwide; improve math, science, and technology curriculums in K-12 classrooms; and support university programs aligned with the company's business objectives.
"National Semiconductor Creates $20 Million Charitable Foundation at Community Foundation Silicon Valley; Program Will Focus on Education and Community Needs." Community Foundation Silicon Valley Press Release 8/28/2000.
National also will make available $50,000 worth of in-kind training for teachers to participate in its Global Connections Training Courses. /pnd/archives/20000829/003599.html   (287 words)

 National Compound Semiconductor Roadmap
A roadmap of where Compound Semiconductor Technology will be in five to ten (or more) years and the perceived challenges to getting there.
Create a reference on compound semiconductors for the research and educational communities.
An interactive tool to aid in the advancement of compound semiconductor research and technology implementation /sci_tech/information/312_electronics/ncsr   (158 words)

 Semiconductor links to IC manufacturers, IC magazines, Semiconductor Manufacturers, and University Research Groups.
International Union for Pure and Applied Physics: Semiconductors
NATIONAL A.T.E. expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for these websites or for any damage resulting from the use of their products, services, or information.
Semiconductor links to IC manufacturers, IC magazines, Semiconductor Manufacturers, and University Research Groups. /newpage12.htm   (316 words)

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