National Introduces Flexible Power Management Unit

LP3970 FlexPMU dramatically reduces board space in handheld devices, including cell phones, smart phones, PDAs, MP3 players, digital cameras, and other handheld products. Each FlexPMU supports real-time, software-controlled Dynamic Voltage Management (DVM), a feature that reduces overall system power consumption. Additional features include an efficient set of programmable power supplies and a flexible back-up battery management system.

(January 06, 2005) Santa Clara, Calif.&#8212National Semiconductor Corp. is initiating a global program to reduce expenses, streamline manufacturing operations in line with the current utilization of National’s factories, and adjust factory levels required to support its ongoing higher value-added analog business model. These actions will affect approximately 550 people, most of whom work in National’s manufacturing plants in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company expects to incur approximately $22 to $26 million in severance and related expenses, most of which will be recorded in the third quarter of fiscal 2005.


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