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National Semiconductor

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National Semiconductor was an American semiconductor manufacturer which specialized in analog devices and subsystems, formerly with headquarters in Santa Clara, California, United States. [1]

86 relations: Analogue electronics, Apple Inc., Arizona, Arlington, Texas, Audio power amplifier, Bandung, Bangkok, Bob Pease, Bob Widlar, Buffer amplifier, Bukit Merah, California, Charles E. Sporck, Chief executive officer, China, Comparator, Computer network, Cyrix, Danbury, Connecticut, Delaware General Corporation Law, Display driver, EE Times, Fairchild Camera and Instrument, Fairchild Semiconductor, Fürstenfeldbruck, Georgia Institute of Technology, Germany, Gil Amelio, Greenock, Hitachi Data Systems, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Integrated circuit, Linear Technology, List of LM-series integrated circuits, List of semiconductor fabrication plants, LM317, Maine, Malacca, Malaysia, Manila, Microcontroller, Migdal HaEmek, MOSFET, Murrysville, Pennsylvania, NE1000, NS320xx, Operational amplifier, Panasonic, Penang, ..., Pennsylvania, Philippines, Pierre Lamond, Power management integrated circuit, Puyallup, Washington, Robert Noyce, Rockwell International, Salt Lake City, Santa Clara, California, Schlumberger, Scotland, Semiconductor, Semiconductor device fabrication, Sequoia Capital, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sound recording and reproduction, South Portland, Maine, Sperry Corporation, Subsidiary, Suzhou, Texas Instruments, Thailand, Toa Payoh, Tower Semiconductor, Transistor–transistor logic, Tucson, Arizona, United States, United States dollar, Utah, Venture capital, VIA Technologies, Voltage reference, Voltage regulator, West Jordan, Utah, Widlar current source. Expand index (36 more) »

Analogue electronics

Analogue electronics (also spelled analog electronics) are electronic systems with a continuously variable signal, in contrast to digital electronics where signals usually take only two levels.

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Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

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Arizona (Hoozdo Hahoodzo; Alĭ ṣonak) is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States.

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Arlington, Texas

Arlington is a principal city in the U.S. state of Texas, located in Tarrant County.

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Audio power amplifier

An audio power amplifier (or power amp) is an electronic amplifier that reproduces low-power electronic audio signals such as the signal from radio receiver or electric guitar pickup at a level that is strong enough for driving (or powering) loudspeakers or headphones.

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Bandung (Sundanese:, Bandung, formerly Dutch: Bandoeng), is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia and Greater Bandung made up of 2 municipalities and 38 districts, making it Indonesia's 2nd largest metropolitan area with over 8.5 millions inhabitants listed in the 2015 Badan Pusat Statistik data.

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Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of the Kingdom of Thailand.

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Bob Pease

Robert Allen Pease (August 22, 1940 – June 18, 2011) was an analog integrated circuit design expert and technical author.

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Bob Widlar

Robert John (Bob) Widlar (pronounced wide-lar; November 30, 1937 – February 27, 1991) was an American electronics engineer and a designer of linear integrated circuits (ICs).

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Buffer amplifier

A buffer amplifier (sometimes simply called a buffer) is one that provides electrical impedance transformation from one circuit to another, with the aim of preventing the signal source from being affected by whatever currents (or voltages, for a current buffer) that the load may produce.

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Bukit Merah

Bukit Merah (புக்கிட் மேரா), also abbreviated as either Bt Merah or BM, is a planning area and new town situated in the southernmost part of the Central Region of Singapore.

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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Charles E. Sporck

Charles E. Sporck (born November 15, 1927) is an American engineer and former company manager.

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Chief executive officer

Chief executive officer (CEO) is the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, administrator, or other leader in charge of managing an organization especially an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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In electronics, a comparator is a device that compares two voltages or currents and outputs a digital signal indicating which is larger.

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Computer network

A computer network, or data network, is a digital telecommunications network which allows nodes to share resources.

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Cyrix Corporation was a microprocessor developer that was founded in 1988 in Richardson, Texas, as a specialist supplier of math coprocessors for 286 and 386 microprocessors.

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Danbury, Connecticut

Danbury is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, located approximately northeast of New York City, making it part of the New York metropolitan area.

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Delaware General Corporation Law

The Delaware General Corporation Law (Title 8, Chapter 1 of the Delaware Code) is the statute governing corporate law in the U.S. state of Delaware.

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Display driver

In Electronics/computer hardware a display driver is usually a semiconductor integrated circuit (but may alternatively comprise a state machine made of discrete logic and other components) which provides an interface function between a microprocessor, microcontroller, ASIC or general-purpose peripheral interface and a particular type of display device, e.g. LCD, LED, OLED, ePaper, CRT, Vacuum fluorescent or Nixie.

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EE Times

EE Times (Electronic Engineering Times) is an online electronics industry magazine published in the United States by AspenCore Media an Arrow Electronics company.

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Fairchild Camera and Instrument

Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation was a company founded by Sherman Fairchild.

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Fairchild Semiconductor

Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. was an American semiconductor company based in San Jose, California.

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Fürstenfeldbruck is a town in Bavaria, Germany, located 32 kilometres west of Munich.

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Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as Georgia Tech, is a public research university and institute of technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.

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Gil Amelio

Gilbert Frank Amelio (born March 1, 1943) is an American technology executive.

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Greenock (Grianaig) is a town and administrative centre in the Inverclyde council area in Scotland and a former burgh within the historic county of Renfrewshire, located in the west central Lowlands of Scotland.

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Hitachi Data Systems

Since September 19, 2017, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has become part of Hitachi Vantara, a new company that unifies the operations of Pentaho, Hitachi Data Systems and Hitachi Insight Group.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

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Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a transcontinental unitary sovereign state located mainly in Southeast Asia, with some territories in Oceania.

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Integrated circuit

An integrated circuit or monolithic integrated circuit (also referred to as an IC, a chip, or a microchip) is a set of electronic circuits on one small flat piece (or "chip") of semiconductor material, normally silicon.

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Linear Technology

Linear Technology Corporation designs, manufactures and markets a broad line of standard high performance analog integrated circuits.

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List of LM-series integrated circuits

The following is a list of LM-series integrated circuits.

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List of semiconductor fabrication plants

This is a list of semiconductor fabrication plants: A semiconductor fabrication plant is where integrated circuits (ICs), also known as microchips, are made.

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The LM317 is a popular adjustable positive linear voltage regulator.

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Maine is a U.S. state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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Malacca (Melaka; மலாக்கா) dubbed "The Historic State", is a state in Malaysia located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, next to the Strait of Malacca.

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Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia.

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Manila (Maynilà, or), officially the City of Manila (Lungsod ng Maynilà), is the capital of the Philippines and the most densely populated city proper in the world.

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A microcontroller (MCU for microcontroller unit, or UC for μ-controller) is a small computer on a single integrated circuit.

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Migdal HaEmek

Migdal HaEmek (מִגְדַּל הָעֶמֶק, lit. Tower of the Valley, also officially spelt Migdal HaEmeq, مجدال هعيمق) is a city in the Northern District of Israel.

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MOSFET showing gate (G), body (B), source (S) and drain (D) terminals. The gate is separated from the body by an insulating layer (white). surface-mount packages. Operating as switches, each of these components can sustain a blocking voltage of 120nbspvolts in the ''off'' state, and can conduct a continuous current of 30 amperes in the ''on'' state, dissipating up to about 100 watts and controlling a load of over 2000 watts. A matchstick is pictured for scale. A cross-section through an nMOSFET when the gate voltage ''V''GS is below the threshold for making a conductive channel; there is little or no conduction between the terminals drain and source; the switch is off. When the gate is more positive, it attracts electrons, inducing an ''n''-type conductive channel in the substrate below the oxide, which allows electrons to flow between the ''n''-doped terminals; the switch is on. Simulation result for formation of inversion channel (electron density) and attainment of threshold voltage (IV) in a nanowire MOSFET. Note that the threshold voltage for this device lies around 0.45 V The metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET, MOS-FET, or MOS FET) is a type of field-effect transistor (FET), most commonly fabricated by the controlled oxidation of silicon.

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Murrysville, Pennsylvania

Murrysville is a Home Rule Municipality and formerly a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States.

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The NE1000/NE2000 is an early line of low cost Ethernet network cards originally produced by Novell by 1987.

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The 320xx or NS32000 was a series of microprocessors from National Semiconductor.

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Operational amplifier

An operational amplifier (often op-amp or opamp) is a DC-coupled high-gain electronic voltage amplifier with a differential input and, usually, a single-ended output.

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, formerly known as, is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan.

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Penang is a Malaysian state located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Malacca Strait.

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Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania German: Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

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The Philippines (Pilipinas or Filipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.

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Pierre Lamond

Pierre R Lamond (born September 12, 1931) is a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, who has specialised in semiconductors, systems and cleantech.

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Power management integrated circuit

Power management integrated circuits (power management ICs or PMICs or PMU as unit) are integrated circuits (or a system block in a system-on-a-chip device) for managing power requirements of the host system.

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Puyallup, Washington

Puyallup, Washington is a city in Pierce County, Washington, about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Tacoma and 35 miles (56 km) south of Seattle.

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Robert Noyce

Robert Norton Noyce (December 12, 1927 – June 3, 1990), nicknamed "the Mayor of Silicon Valley," was an American physicist who co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968.

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Rockwell International

Rockwell International was a major American manufacturing conglomerate in the latter half of the 20th century, involved in aircraft, the space industry, both defense-oriented and commercial electronics, automotive and truck components, printing presses, valves and meters, and industrial automation.

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City (often shortened to Salt Lake and abbreviated as SLC) is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah.

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Santa Clara, California

Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California.

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Schlumberger Limited is the world's largest oilfield services company.

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Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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A semiconductor material has an electrical conductivity value falling between that of a conductor – such as copper, gold etc.

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Semiconductor device fabrication

Semiconductor device fabrication is the process used to create the integrated circuits that are present in everyday electrical and electronic devices.

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Sequoia Capital

Sequoia Capital is an American venture capital firm.

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Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley (abbreviated as SV) is a region in the southern San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California, referring to the Santa Clara Valley, which serves as the global center for high technology, venture capital, innovation, and social media.

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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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Sound recording and reproduction

Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical, mechanical, electronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects.

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South Portland, Maine

South Portland is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, and is the fourth-largest city in the state, incorporated in 1898.

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Sperry Corporation

Sperry Corporation (1910−1986) was a major American equipment and electronics company whose existence spanned more than seven decades of the 20th century.

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A subsidiary, subsidiary company or daughter company"daughter company.

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Suzhou (Wu Chinese), formerly romanized as Soochow, is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about northwest of Shanghai.

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Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) is an American technology company that designs and manufactures semiconductors and various integrated circuits, which it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally.

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Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.

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Toa Payoh

Toa Payoh (தோ பயோ) is a planning area and matured residential town located in the northern part of the Central Region of Singapore.

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Tower Semiconductor

Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (TowerJazz) and its fully owned U.S. subsidiaries Jazz Semiconductor, and TowerJazz Texas operate collectively under the brand name TowerJazz.

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Transistor–transistor logic

Transistor–transistor logic (TTL) is a logic family built from bipolar junction transistors.

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Tucson, Arizona

Tucson is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.

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Utah is a state in the western United States.

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Venture capital

Venture capital (VC) is a type of private equity, a form of financing that is provided by firms or funds to small, early-stage, emerging firms that are deemed to have high growth potential, or which have demonstrated high growth (in terms of number of employees, annual revenue, or both).

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VIA Technologies

VIA Technologies Inc., is a Taiwanese manufacturer of integrated circuits, mainly motherboard chipsets, CPUs, and memory.

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Voltage reference

A voltage reference is an electronic device that ideally produces a fixed (constant) voltage irrespective of the loading on the device, power supply variations, temperature changes, and the passage of time.

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Voltage regulator

A voltage regulator is an electronic circuit that provides a stable DC voltage independent of the load current, temperature and AC line voltage variations.

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West Jordan, Utah

West Jordan is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.

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Widlar current source

A Widlar current source is a modification of the basic two-transistor current mirror that incorporates an emitter degeneration resistor for only the output transistor, enabling the current source to generate low currents using only moderate resistor values.

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