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Silicon_Smith
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re: TI to buy National Semi for $6.5 billion
Silicon_Smith   4/9/2011 3:21:32 PM
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Funny!! :)

KeithMullins
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KeithMullins   4/8/2011 8:50:04 PM
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Hopefully TI will do better this time than with their Luminar Micro aquisition a couple years ago. I had to flush their Tempest class Cortex M3 core after suffering for 18 months with buggy silicon. I am going to steer away from any TI or NSC devices for the next couple years until the dust settles. Once burned - twice shy...

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Sathiyan_HCL   4/8/2011 5:05:55 AM
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Some time back both TI and National Semiconductor are fighting like anything in the Semiconductor market but now both are same.

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seaEE   4/8/2011 4:07:09 AM
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I would be curious if they bought National more for the technology or for market share.

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Charles.Desassure   4/7/2011 8:51:31 PM
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I can recall when the National Semiconductor Corp. was on top of the world. This is no surprise. It should be a good investment for Texas Instruments Inc. The National Semiconductor Corp. planets have not been profitable over the last few years. Therefore, this is a good move for both parties.

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Ed.Mellinger_#1   4/7/2011 7:05:05 PM
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Trying hard to feel like this is just Ford buying Chevy, and not like it is the Cowboys buying the 49ers... but either way, the electronics biz just got a little less colorful and interesting. I'll leave the business details to the experts to sort out.

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ReneCardenas   4/7/2011 5:28:31 PM
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Not to forget that TI's pspice and other analog tool offerings could be improved greatly with complement ideas from National Semi Webench and others.

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ReneCardenas   4/7/2011 5:25:45 PM
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Good catch eewiz, but this blunder makes me think, what adqusition could help TI have a better CCS IDE, with better ease of use (graphical engines, ... etc) and depth to realize improved system level solutions. Software is another frontier that TI may explore... just a thought.

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docdivakar   4/7/2011 5:16:02 PM
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@VincePG: I hear you, the Valley is increasingly devoid of Silicon. And more than 90% of the "Web Valley"ers don't know what they are doing and can't really code. If you take away the widgets in an IDE (integ dev environment), they can't code any thing! I was at Product Camp last weekend (@eBay this time) and chatted up a conversation with one of the "Web Valley"ers, mentioned bubble sort and got blank stares! Does the acquisition mean Bob Pease can finally retire?! :-) MP Divakar

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eewiz   4/7/2011 8:28:19 AM
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National Instruments != National Semiconductor.

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