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CRO Magazine Names National Semiconductor One of Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens


National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:NSM) has been named by Corporate Responsibility Officer Magazine (CRO) as one of the “Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens” in the publication’s Technology Hardware category. CRO announced the ranking in its November-December 2007 issue.

National’s inclusion among “CRO’s 10 Best” means the company’s citizenship efforts based on the metrics considered was at least several notches above many of the other companies in the Technology Hardware category.

To formulate these lists, CRO contracted with IW Financial, a Portland, Maine-based research firm specializing in environmental, social and governance issues, to analyze the citizenship efforts of large-cap, publicly traded companies in almost a dozen sectors. CRO and IW Financial evaluated the most influential U.S. public companies, drawn predominantly from the Russell 1000 Index, through the lens of eight categories: Environment, Climate Change, Human Rights, Employee Relations, Corporate Governance, Lobbying, Philanthropy and Financial. The category rankings were then averaged to determine the “CRO’s 10 Best” companies for each industry.

“We saw this exercise as a valuable way to decipher companies’ performance on things like governance and sustainability issues, especially when looking at how they did when measured against the companies that they duke it out with in the marketplace,” said CRO Editor-In-Chief Dennis Schaal.

For information about CRO’s 2007 rankings, visit

About National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor, the industry’s premier analog company, creates high-value analog devices and subsystems. National’s leading-edge products include power management circuits, display drivers, audio and operational amplifiers, interface products and data conversion solutions. National’s key analog markets include wireless handsets, displays, communications infrastructure, medical, automotive, industrial, and test and measurement applications. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., National reported sales of $1.93 billion for fiscal 2007, which ended May 27, 2007. Additional company and product information is available at


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