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U.S. antitrust review ends for TI acquisition of National Semiconductor

May 23, 2011

DALLAS (May 23, 2011) – Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and National Semiconductor (NYSE: NSM) today announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 relating to TI’s proposed acquisition of National Semiconductor has expired without a request for additional information by the U.S. Department of Justice or the Federal Trade Commission.

The transaction still requires approval by National Semiconductor stockholders and regulatory clearance from seven non-U.S. jurisdictions.

Both companies continue to expect the transaction to close by the end of the year.

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About National
National Semiconductor is a leader in power management technology. Known for its easy-to-use analog integrated circuits and world-class supply chain, National’s high-performance analog products enable its customers’ systems to be more energy efficient. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., National reported sales of $1.42 billion for fiscal 2010. Additional information is available at www.national.com.