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National Semiconductor equips 8,500 employees with iPods

National Semiconductor said today that it is giving each of its 8,500 employees a 30GB fifth-generation iPod. The company said the iPods will be used as communication tools at National, allowing employees to download National podcasts and other communications. “We’re looking for new and more effective ways to communicate with our employees—and the iPods will help us do both,” said Brian L. Halla, National’s chairman and CEO. “Our employees were vital contributors to our most successful year in National’s 47-year history, and we wanted to equip them with the tools to help us create more value for our customers,” said Halla. “The Apple iPod exemplifies the next stage of the consumer electronics revolution as content such as downloadable music, movies and digital photos—as well as a compelling user experience—takes center stage.”

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There goes 2.5 million dollars.

Posted by Bonk on June 12, 2006 at 10:03 PM (CDT)


I am pretty sure they got some sort of discount.

Posted by jegero on June 12, 2006 at 10:30 PM (CDT)


And at any rate, so what? I’ve never even heard of National Semiconductor - let em’ spend their money.

Wouldn’t you be psyched if your boss gave you an iPod?

Posted by multimoog on June 13, 2006 at 12:24 AM (CDT)


Holy Cow! Where do I get an application?

NS needs to read that report that a small portion of people actually listen to the podcasts that they download. It’s a neat idea, but expensive.

Posted by Jason on June 13, 2006 at 5:27 AM (CDT)


I thought my comany was cool when they gave all of us 1gig nanos! I’m jealous.

Posted by DJ Logic on June 13, 2006 at 8:11 AM (CDT)


I’ll be one of them =)

Posted by zerv on June 13, 2006 at 2:46 PM (CDT)

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