National Semiconductor Acquires GTronix; Adds to Analog Audio and Voice Processing Capabilities for Wireless Handset Applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 21 — (PRNewswire) — National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today announced it has acquired the technology of GTronix, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in programmable and adaptive analog sensory processing technology.

GTronix's solutions enhance audio user-interface and voice processing and are well suited for applications where small form factor, low power, low latency and undistorted signals are critical.  Its proprietary technology provides very low power solutions for noise cancellation in mobile applications such as wireless handsets and audio accessories.  

For more than 50 years, National Semiconductor has been a world leader in analog technology.  Its vast portfolio of analog products includes acoustic integrated circuits and subsystems, which enable high-fidelity sound in a myriad of electronic systems.  National's audio product portfolio includes the energy-efficient Boomer™ audio amplifier, which has been adopted by numerous wireless handset customers, including global leaders in the personal mobile device market.

GTronix is based in Fremont, Calif.  Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

About National Semiconductor

National Semiconductor is a leader in power management technology. Known for its easy-to-use analog integrated circuits and world-class supply chain, National's high-performance analog products enable its customers' systems to be more energy efficient. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., National reported sales of $1.42 billion for fiscal 2010. Additional information is available at www.national.com

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