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National Semiconductor Employees Donate $436,000 to Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort

Sep 21, 2005

September 21, 2005 - Employees from National Semiconductor Corporation have donated $436,000 to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Mississippi and other Gulf Coast states.  The total includes matching grants from National’s charitable foundation and $110,000 donated anonymously by a single National employee.

National’s employees donated money to numerous non-profit agencies assisting the relief effort including the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity.  These cash donations augmented other grassroots initiatives under way at several of National’s sites including drives for toiletries, sundries and books that will be sent to charitable organizations offering assistance to individuals and families affected by Hurricane Katrina.

“It’s next to impossible for most of us to comprehend what these families must be going through as people in the Gulf Coast region begin to rebuild their lives and communities,” said Brian L. Halla, National’s chairman and CEO.  “I am grateful to our employees for their thoughtfulness and generosity.”

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., National Semiconductor has U.S. manufacturing sites in Arlington, Texas and South Portland, Maine. Additional manufacturing sites are in Greenock, Scotland; Melaka, Malaysia; Suzhou, China and Toa Payoh, Singapore.  The company also has design centers and sales offices throughout the world.

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, communication 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. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, National reported sales of $1.91 billion for fiscal 2005, which ended May 29, 2005.  Additional company and product information is available at www.national.com