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National Semiconductor Appoints Todd DuChene Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Jan 3, 2008

January 3, 2008 – National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:NSM) announced today it has named Todd DuChene senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.  Reporting to Brian Halla, National’s chairman and chief executive officer, DuChene will be the company’s chief legal officer overseeing all legal, regulatory and government affairs.  He replaces John M. Clark III who retired at the end of October 2007.

DuChene joins National from Solectron Corporation where he served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary.  Prior to that, he was an executive officer of Fisher Scientific International Inc. where he was senior vice president, corporate development, chief legal officer and secretary.  Prior to that, DuChene was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of OfficeMax, Inc. 

DuChene holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Wooster and a juris doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School.  He is a member of the Ohio Bar and is a registered in-house attorney with the State Bar of California.  

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.