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National Semiconductor’s Power Experts Deliver Technical Seminars On Real-World Power Management Applications

Technical Experts Provide Valuable Training and Expertise at Day-long Technical Seminars in 27 Cities Throughout the US, Canada and Europe

Aug 1, 2005

SANTA CLARA, CA AND FURSTENFELDBRUCK, GERMANY - August 1, 2005 - Power management experts from National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:NSM) will go on tour to share the company’s latest power management technology and design tools at a series of technical seminars. “Empower Your Next Design” is the theme of the 2005 worldwide Analog Power Management Seminar Series from National Semiconductor.

Presented by National’s experts in power management technologies, the one-day intensive technical seminars are designed to give designers and engineering managers the most up-to-date tools, tips, product information and design expertise. At each session, National’s gurus will discuss power management fundamentals and applications, new topologies, design troubleshooting, as well as the latest high-performance power management products.

Topics include:

  • Fundamentals and tradeoffs of different switching power supply architectures     
  • Designing with linear regulators for high performance and low noise     
  • How to select external components including diodes, capacitors, FETs and inductors     
  • Highly efficient Power-over Ethernet (PoE) solutions for  Powered Device applications     
  • Optimal architectures for portable applications including LED lighting and battery charging solutions     
  • How to use National's award -winning WEBENCH® online design tool for faster time to market

Since 1984, National has conducted these highly practical technical seminars that feature a blend of analog design concepts, tutorial review of basic principles, and real-world applications. Highlights of this year’s power management seminar include technology presentations, interactive discussions as well as an available demonstration of National’s revolutionary WEBENCH online design tool. 

Pre-registration is required to guarantee that there are sufficient seats, lunches and handbooks at each seminar for all attendees. To find a listing of seminar dates and locations, and register to attend one of the no-cost sessions, please go to www.national.com/analogseminars.

US and Canada Seminar Locations: Europe Seminar Locations:

• September 7
• September 8
• September 9
• September 12 
• September 13 
• September 14  
• September 15  
• September 16 
• September 19 
• September 20  
• September 21  
• September 22  
• September 23 
• September 26  
• September 27

Minneapolis, MN
Chicago, IL
Detroit, MI
Seattle, WA
Denver, CO
Phoenix, AZ
Irvine, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Toronto, ONT
Boston, MA 
Rochester, NY
Baltimore, MD
Huntsville, AL
Houston, TX
Santa Clara, CA 

• September 28
• October 3
• October 4
• October 5
• October 6 
• October 7
• October 11
• October 12 
• October 13 
• October 14 
• October 24
• October 25

Tel Aviv, Israel
Birmingham, England
Brussels, Belgium
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Frankfurt, Germany
Stuttgart, Germany
Prague, Czech Republic
Vienna, Austria
Zurich, Switzerland
Madrid, Spain
Stockholm, Sweden
Oulu, Finland

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
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