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National Semiconductor Corp.: The Santa Clara, Calif.-based...

National Semiconductor Corp.: The Santa Clara, Calif.-based computer chip maker, which has shed one division, agreed to sell another and laid off 2,000 workers to stem losses, said it had a net loss of $44.6 million in the third quarter, contrasted with a $15.2-million profit a year before. Revenue rose 3% to $589 million from a year earlier. The company said its chip business was hurt by a decline in bookings in late 1988 caused by a buildup of inventory, a slowdown in computer sales and seasonal factors.


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