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National Semiconductor Partners with U.S. Department of Energy, Joins Save Energy Now LEADER

Apr 20, 2011

April 20, 2011 - National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) announced its partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy as a participant in the Save Energy Now LEADER program. In this partnership, National pledges to reduce its energy intensity by 25 percent in 10 years.

"National has a strong commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our products and operations," said Chris Lee, corporate environment, health and safety senior manager for National Semiconductor. "We intend to keep our pledge and look forward to working with the Department of Energy to accomplish this goal in boosting industrial energy efficiency to significantly reduce future carbon emissions."

Since 2005, National has reduced its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide by nearly 40 percent. In the past year, its manufacturing facilities have undertaken projects to include optimization of boilers, replacement of chillers and scrubbers with high-efficiency units, and installation of energy-efficient lighting. Through its partnership with the Department of Energy as a member of the Save Energy Now LEADER program, National will continue to identify and evaluate methods by which energy intensity may be reduced companywide.

Save Energy Now LEADER companies are setting ambitious energy-reduction targets that will create demand for energy-efficient manufacturing technology today and into the future. "Supporting the development of the latest industrial technologies plays an important role in helping U.S. industry to lead the world in energy efficiency and productivity," said Secretary Chu. "Working together with American manufacturing and IT industries, we will be able to create new jobs, reduce industrial energy use and limit damaging greenhouse gas emissions."

About the Save Energy Now LEADER Program:
Save Energy Now LEADER is a public-private partnership to catalyze significant energy and carbon reductions across the U.S. industrial sector. Participating companies have committed to reducing their energy intensity by at least 25 percent over 10 years. The Department of Energy’s Industrial Technologies Program delivers customized resources and services to help companies set an energy use baseline, calculate energy intensity, prepare an energy management plan and implement energy-saving projects. Companies will measure and report their progress to the Department of Energy annually. For more information about Save Energy Now LEADER, visit http://www.eere.energy.gov/industry/saveenergynow/.

About National Semiconductor
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.