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National Semiconductor Commits to Half-Turbine Renewable Power Purchase from Silicon Valley Power

-- Commitment Prevents Release of 641 Tons of Carbon Dioxide; Climate Impact Equivalent to Planting 534 Acres of Forest

May 29, 2007

May 29, 2007 – Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the City of Santa Clara’s electric utility, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced today that National Semiconductor Corporation will participate in SVP’s clean renewable energy program Santa Clara Green Power. National Semiconductor will purchase one half of the output of one large-scale wind turbine on an annual basis for its Santa Clara campus. 

Derived from clean wind and solar generation sources, National Semiconductor’s renewable power commitment procures 1,608 megawatt-hours (MWhs) annually. This makes National a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership, a new voluntary program working to standardize green power procurement as part of best practice environmental management.   

National’s clean power commitment will provide environmental savings through preventing the release of 641 tons of carbon dioxide, a key greenhouse gas.  This is the climate impact equivalent to planting 534 acres of forest.
“We are thrilled to have National Semiconductor make such a big commitment to Santa Clara Green Power,” says Joyce Kinnear, Public Benefit Program Manager for SVP. “It’s a demonstration of National Semiconductor’s commitment to the community and a great display of environmental ethics.  We hope other businesses in our community will join in supporting Santa Clara Green Power.”

“Being a socially responsible company is part of our overall commitment to maintaining integrity in our business practices and contributing positively to the communities in which we live and work,” said Ulrich Seif, senior vice president of supply chain services for National Semiconductor.  “Our participation in the Santa Clara Green Power program aligns with these values. It’s also great to see how our hardware consolidation strategy can be leveraged into such significant energy savings—a real win-win for the company and the environment.”

SVP will purchase renewable energy credits on behalf of National Semiconductor from newly constructed wind farms and solar photovoltaic projects located within California.  A portion of National’s Santa Clara Green Power rate will support new solar facilities in the City of Santa Clara, including the newly installed Valley Village Retirement Community’s project. 

About Silicon Valley Power
Silicon Valley Power is the trademark adopted for use by the century-old Electric Department of the City of Santa Clara, California.  SVP provides power to more than 50,000 customers, including Applied Materials, Intel, National Semiconductor and Yahoo!, at rates 25 to 45 percent below neighboring communities.  SVP also offers customers a 100 percent renewable energy option through its Santa Clara Green Power program and is an active participant in the wholesale energy markets in the Western United States.  Visit www.siliconvalleypower.com
for more information.

About Santa Clara Green Power
Santa Clara Green Power is a voluntary renewable energy program offered by Silicon Valley Power to all of its residential, commercial and industrial customers as a way to support energy generated from 100 percent clean wind and solar power resources at a low additional cost of 1.5 cents per kilowatt-hour. Santa Clara utility customers can enroll in Santa Clara Green Power by signing up through the secure website at www.siliconvalleypower.com
; sending an email that includes the customer's name, address, account and phone number to green@siliconvalleypower.com; or by calling (408) 244-SAVE (7283).

About National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor, the industry's premier analog company, creates high-value analog devices and subsystems.  Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, National reported sales of $2.16 billion for fiscal 2006, which ended May 28, 2006.  The company currently employs 8,500 people worldwide including 1,800 people in Santa Clara. Visit http://www.national.com/corp_responsibility/
for more information about National’s corporate responsibility efforts.