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National Semiconductor Promotes Sadanand Patil to Vice President, Package Technology Group

Oct 6, 2004

October 6, 2004 - National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:NSM) announced today the promotion of Sadanand Patil to vice president of its Package Technology Group.

A semiconductor industry veteran, Patil was most recently director of National's Package Technology Group and has several patents and publications to his credit.

"Under Sada's leadership, National is an industry leader in package miniaturization for analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits optimized for today's smaller and thinner products including cell phones, flat-panel displays and laptop computers," said Kamal Aggarwal, executive vice president of National's Central Technology and Manufacturing Group.  "His efforts have led to positive testimonials from many of our customers and have helped drive the continuing growth of our business in innovative packages."

Patil holds two masters' degrees, a master's of science in chemical engineering from Oregon State University and a master's of technology from the India Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India.

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, and data conversion solutions. National's key markets include wireless handsets, displays, PCs, networks and a broad range of portable applications. With headquarters 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