National Semiconductor CEO Meets with President Bush

July 02, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

President and CEO Brian Halla of National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) met with President George W. Bush, vice-president Dick Cheny and their staffs on Thursday, June 28, 2001, to discuss energy-saving technologies. During the session at the Department of Energy, Halla demonstrated the power savings of a thin-client computing system, as compared to a standard personal computer.

"Thin clients consume about 80 percent less energy than personal computers while providing the same look, feel and benefits of a PC," said Halla. "They are an ideal energy-saving solution for businesses, governments, schools, hospitals, airports -- any enterprise that wants to deploy reliable technology that conserves power."