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NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR NAMES KAMAL AGGARWAL TO HEAD CENTRAL TECHNOLOGY AND MANUFACTURING

Oct 31, 1996

October 31, 1996 -- National Semiconductor Corporation® today named Kamal Aggarwal to a new position as Executive Vice President for the company's Central Technology and Manufacturing Group (CTMG). Aggarwal previously was Vice President for Worldwide Logistics and Customer Service at LSI Logic Corporation.

In his new position, reporting directly to National Semiconductor Chief Executive Officer Brian L. Halla, Aggarwal will be responsible for operation of all of the company's wafer fabrication and assembly plants in North America, Europe and Asia, including plant operations, quality and reliability, purchasing, safety and health, and central process and technology development.

"Filling this slot completes our top management team focusing on our three key strategic imperatives: world class manufacturing, leading edge process technology and six-month time to market," Halla said.

"Kamal and I worked closely together for the last eight years at LSI Logic. His focus on execution and his high energy level make him just the right fit for the new National management team."

Aggarwal has more than 31 years of semiconductor experience. He joined Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation in 1965 as a design engineer and advanced to a number of key manufacturing and technical management positions ranging from Plant Manager of the Microprocessor division, MOS Operations Manager, General Manager of the Microcontroller Division and General Manger of the Analog Division. He also served for one year as General Manager of Fairchild Weston Systems CCD Imaging Division.

In 1988, Aggarwal joined LSI Logic as Director of Product Engineering and Corporate Quality and Reliability, and was named Vice President of Assembly, Test Operations and Package Development in 1989. He assumed his most recent position as Vice President of Worldwide Logistics and Customer Service for LSI in 1992.

Aggarwal is a graduate of San Jose State University with B.A. and B.S. degrees in applied mathematics and electrical engineering.

National Semiconductor produces analog and mixed-signal based silicon solutions for the information highway, communications, consumer and industrial markets. National Semiconductor is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has 19,000 employees worldwide. In fiscal 1996, the company reported sales of $2.6 billion. Additional company and product information is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.national.com.