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National Semiconductor Power Management Experts Launch Global Tour

Top Technologists from the Industry’s Number-One Supplier of Power Management Chips Present Free Day-Long Technical Seminars

Feb 22, 2005

February 22, 2005 - From California’s Silicon Valley to Japan, Asia Europe and across the Americas — in cities around the world — National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:NSM) will go on tour to share its latest analog technology and design tools at a series of free live seminars. “Empower Your Next Design” is the theme of the 2005 worldwide Analog Power Management Seminar Series hosted by National Semiconductor’s Analog University.

Presented by the company’s expert power management technologists, the one-day intensive technical seminars will take place in two locations in Japan and two in Asia-Pacific from March 10 through March 22, 2005. In the fall, the seminars will be available at locations throughout the Americas and Europe. (Please visit www.national.com/analogseminars
for complete date and location information).

Seminar content is designed to give designers and engineering managers the most up-to-date tools, tips, product information and design expertise available in practical “hands-on” format. At each session, National’s gurus will discuss analog theory and applications, new topologies, design troubleshooting, as well as the latest high-performance power management products.

 “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to share National’s expertise in power management technologies with a global audience,” said Suneil Parulekar, National Semiconductor’s senior vice president and general manager, Analog Products Group. “The seminars are led by National’s experts and offer participants the latest information and tools they can use to design-in high-performance products.”

Topics for National’s 2005 Power Management Seminar include:

  • How to select the right topology and components
  • Highest-efficiency power management solutions for various applications
  • Designing for lowest noise and electro-magnetic interference (EMI) to enhance system performance
  • Maximizing efficiency and extending battery life
  • High-voltage DC-DC conversion for intermediate bus and point-of-load regulation, including Power-over-Ethernet
  • Hands-on examples using National's award-winning WEBENCH® online design tool

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 Analog University power management tour include technology presentations, interactive discussions as well as a 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

About National’s Power Management Products
National Semiconductor is the number one supplier of power management ICs with 12.8 percent market share, according to iSuppli’s 2004 voltage regulator/reference survey.  National’s power management revenue grew 29.7 percent in 2003 over the previous year, compared to 17.3 percent growth for the industry during the same time period.  National's innovative power management products include best-in-class linear regulators; power monitoring, control and reference ICs; and switching converters, such as high-voltage ICs for DC/DC conversion, switched capacitor converters, lighting management ICs and inductive switching converters.  National's WEBENCH online design tool allows designers to select a power management product, create and analyze a design, and then build custom prototypes that can be delivered within 24 hours.  More information about National’s power management products is available at www.power.national.com.

About National’s Analog University
Since March 2003 when it was originally opened, Analog University has established a strong presence on the Internet, with more than 100,000 visitors per year. All online Analog University classes are interactive multimedia learning experiences focused on the latest in-depth techniques for designing new products with National's analog components. Each class module is built around a lesson plan designed by one or more of the 16 expert National engineers who form the university's core faculty. Most lessons begin with an hour-long online streaming media seminar. Students may access new live seminars or choose among 50 archived seminars presented by the Analog University faculty member engineers. For more information, visit http://analogu.national.com

About National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor, the industry's premier analog company, creates high-performance 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 markets include wireless handsets, displays, PCs and laptops.  The company's analog products are also optimized for numerous applications in a variety of electronics markets, including medical, automotive, industrial, and test and measurement.  Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, National reported sales of $1.98 billion for fiscal 2004, which ended May 30, 2004.  Additional company and product information is available at www.national.com