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National Semiconductor Eliminates 130 Positions to Align Resources with Strategic Focus Areas

Apr 29, 2008

April 29, 2008 -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) today announced it would eliminate approximately 130 positions across the company, primarily in product line and support functions.  This action reflects the company strategically aligning its resources as part of National’s focus on accelerating revenue growth in key market areas that require better power management and energy efficiency.  As part of this, National continues to develop its PowerWise® brand of products, which focuses on analog solutions that provide significantly better power efficiency at the system level.

In the current fourth fiscal quarter, which ends May 25, 2008, National expects to record approximately $10 million of charges primarily for severance, of which the vast majority relates to this action, and a small portion relates to the company’s factory modernization effort that was announced on January 21, 2008. 

National, which currently employs approximately 7,300 people worldwide, is scheduled to announce its fourth quarter fiscal 2008 financial results and hold a conference call on Thursday, June 5, 2008, at which time the company will also provide an outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2009.

Special Note
This release contains forward-looking statements dependent on a number of risks and uncertainties pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including management’s expectations regarding future financial performance, are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements.  A more complete list of risk factors is included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 27, 2007 under the captions “Outlook”, “Risk Factors” and “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Conditions and Results of Operations” contained therein and the Form 10-Q for the quarter ended February 24, 2008.

About National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor, the industry's premier analog company, creates high-value analog devices and subsystems.  National's leading-edge products include power management circuits, display drivers, audio and operational amplifiers, interface products and data conversion solutions. National's key analog markets include wireless handsets, displays, communications infrastructure, medical, automotive, industrial, and test and measurement applications. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., National reported sales of $1.93 billion for fiscal 2007, which ended May 27, 2007.  Additional company and product information is available at www.national.com.