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National Semiconductor Pledges $15,000 to Red Cross ‘Flood Aid’ Benefiting Maine Flood Victims

Apr 23, 2007

April 23, 2007 – National Semiconductor Corporation, through its charitable foundation, is pledging $15,000 to the Red Cross through WGME’s Flood Aid telethon benefiting those affected by last week's Nor'easter storm.

“The Red Cross is an important part of the Portland community, and we want to help with its relief efforts," said Paul Edmonds, National Semiconductor’s South Portland Vice President of Operations. “Our thoughts are with those affected by the disaster as they recover and rebuild from the losses suffered in the storm.”

National Semiconductor employs 525 at its manufacturing site in South Portland. Many of the company's employees, who travel from 100 different Maine and New Hampshire cities and towns, were affected by the Nor’easter on Monday, April 16.  Although National's plant, which operates 24 hours a day, experienced loss of emergency power and was flooded, its manufacturing operations continued. 

In addition, National hosted the State Police, who were displaced from their offices due to emergency power outages during the storm. Officers from the Gray and Crosby Hill barracks used National’s conference facility as a substation to keep their communications open throughout the day.

National is proud to participate as an active member of the community, both during and after events that affect the state and its residents. The company, and its employees, has provided relief during disasters including Hurricane Katrina, recent floods in Malaysia and the massive tsunami in Asia.

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 and a variety of broad electronics markets, including medical, automotive, industrial, and test and measurement applications. In addition, National has supplied fully qualified space grade material for space applications for more than 30 years. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., National reported sales of $2.16 billion for fiscal 2006, which ended May 28, 2006. Additional company and product information is available at www.national.com
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