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About National Semiconductor

National Semiconductor is a semiconductor manufacturer, specializing in analog devices and subsystems, headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The products of National Semiconductor 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 and a variety of broad electronics markets, including medical, automotive, industrial, and test and measurement applications.

National Semiconductor Headquarter Location

Santa Clara, California,

United States

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National Semiconductor Patents

National Semiconductor has filed 873 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Analog circuits
  • Capacitors
  • Electric power conversion
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Analog circuits, Electric power conversion, Voltage regulation, Electronic circuits, Electrical engineering


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Related Topics

Analog circuits, Electric power conversion, Voltage regulation, Electronic circuits, Electrical engineering



Latest National Semiconductor News

Don’t Trust The French With A Fab

Nov 26, 2021

In the 1970s, National Semiconductor was looking around the world for new capacity. In his book SPINOFF, National CEO Charlie Sporck describes his encounter with France. ”France expressed an interest in having us locate within that country, but the plain fact is that we did not trust the French government and the commitments they offered,” wrote Sporck, “some years later, as our penetration of the French semiconductor market approached 10%, the French government hinted that our continued sales growth in that country would be stymied unless we established some sort of  French joint venture.” ”It seemed like a good idea at the time, and we built a facility near Aix-en-Provence to produce CMOS silicon gate devices,” continued Sporck, “National Semiconductor provided the technology, and most of the money for the plant came from the French government through a partner company called St. Gobain-Pont-a-Mousson.” ”The facility, near Marseilles in Southern France, was successful and productivity was excellent,” recounted Sporck, “we were ready to revise our opinion of doing business with the French government when, to our astonishment, the venture was ‘nationalised’. In return for our investment of time, money, technology and the efforts of many of our talented people, the French venture gave National Semiconductor one dollar.” ”The whole sorry business,” concluded Sporck, “proved the wisdom of our earlier reluctance to do business with the French government.” Recommended Articles

  • When was National Semiconductor founded?

    National Semiconductor was founded in 1959.

  • Where is National Semiconductor's headquarters?

    National Semiconductor's headquarters is located at Santa Clara.

  • What is National Semiconductor's latest funding round?

    National Semiconductor's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of National Semiconductor?

    Investors of National Semiconductor include Texas Instruments.

  • Who are National Semiconductor's competitors?

    Competitors of National Semiconductor include Lattice Semiconductor.

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