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Texas Instruments To Buy National Semiconductor For $6.5 Billion

SAN FRANCISCO — Texas Instruments Inc. is buying National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion in a marriage of two of the world’s premier makers of analog chips, which are widely used in electronics to transform signals such as sound into digita…

SAN FRANCISCO — Texas Instruments Inc. is buying National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion in a marriage of two of the world’s premier makers of analog chips, which are widely used in electronics to transform signals such as sound into digital form that computers can understand.

In scooping up National Semiconductor, TI is getting a storied Silicon Valley company whose history stretches back more than 50 years and is known for its power-management chips.

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