National Scientific Corporation Announces Foundry Manufacturing Relationship With UMC

Cutting-edge Process Technologies to Enhance

NSC's Wireless Communications Product Line



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Scientific Corporation

    PHOENIX, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- National Scientific Corporation
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   NSCT) today announced that it is aligning with United
 Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE:   UMC), to gain the capacity required for
 manufacturing a new family of wireless products that target the requirements
 of the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) industry.  The first silicon is
 scheduled to tape out on UMC's 0.25-micron RFCMOS process in June.
     NSC is producing wireless transceivers for communication applications that
 require lower power consumption, simpler design, and smaller die size.  Dr.
 Majid Hashemi, Chief Technology Officer and Group President of NSC said, "To
 develop these devices, we require the services of a global leader in foundry
 services.  As UMC continues to prove it is a dominant force in high speed,
 high-frequency CMOS foundry services, we know it is the best choice for NSC."
     Mr. Graham Clark, Global Director of Sales & Marketing for NSC, said,
 "Through our alignment with UMC, we are addressing our need for the advanced
 RF and high-speed CMOS process capability that is required for manufacturing
 our wireless products.  UMC has met and exceeded our expectations for
 technology, capacity and customer service and has been instrumental in helping
 us to meet our manufacturing and product development plans."
 
     About National Scientific
     Operating since 1996 as National Scientific Corporation
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   NSCT), the company is uniquely positioned within the
 semiconductor industry and is actively involved in research and development of
 significant enhancements for existing semiconductor, integrated circuit and
 other electronic component production.  Its patented technologies include
 TMOS(TM) Memory, Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor, Distributed Amplifier,
 Mode Dielectric Resonator and Monolithic Inductor.  For additional product or
 company information visit our website at www.national-scientific.com or call
 602-954-1492.
 
     Certain information and comments contained in this press release may be
 forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the
 Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
 1934).  Factors set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for
 the fiscal year ended September 30, 2000, its subsequent Form 10-QSB filings
 together with other factors that appear in this press release or in the
 company's other Securities and Exchange Commission filings could affect the
 company's actual results and could cause the company's actual results to
 differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made
 by, or on behalf of the company, in this press release.  The company
 undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to
 the forward-looking statements made in this press release to reflect events or
 circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of
 unanticipated events.
 
     For further information, please contact Karen Fuhre, Director of Investor
 Relations of National Scientific Corporation, 602-954-1492, ext. 115,
 kfuhre@nscus.com.
 
 

SOURCE National Scientific Corporation
    PHOENIX, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- National Scientific Corporation
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   NSCT) today announced that it is aligning with United
 Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE:   UMC), to gain the capacity required for
 manufacturing a new family of wireless products that target the requirements
 of the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) industry.  The first silicon is
 scheduled to tape out on UMC's 0.25-micron RFCMOS process in June.
     NSC is producing wireless transceivers for communication applications that
 require lower power consumption, simpler design, and smaller die size.  Dr.
 Majid Hashemi, Chief Technology Officer and Group President of NSC said, "To
 develop these devices, we require the services of a global leader in foundry
 services.  As UMC continues to prove it is a dominant force in high speed,
 high-frequency CMOS foundry services, we know it is the best choice for NSC."
     Mr. Graham Clark, Global Director of Sales & Marketing for NSC, said,
 "Through our alignment with UMC, we are addressing our need for the advanced
 RF and high-speed CMOS process capability that is required for manufacturing
 our wireless products.  UMC has met and exceeded our expectations for
 technology, capacity and customer service and has been instrumental in helping
 us to meet our manufacturing and product development plans."
 
     About National Scientific
     Operating since 1996 as National Scientific Corporation
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   NSCT), the company is uniquely positioned within the
 semiconductor industry and is actively involved in research and development of
 significant enhancements for existing semiconductor, integrated circuit and
 other electronic component production.  Its patented technologies include
 TMOS(TM) Memory, Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor, Distributed Amplifier,
 Mode Dielectric Resonator and Monolithic Inductor.  For additional product or
 company information visit our website at www.national-scientific.com or call
 602-954-1492.
 
     Certain information and comments contained in this press release may be
 forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the
 Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
 1934).  Factors set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for
 the fiscal year ended September 30, 2000, its subsequent Form 10-QSB filings
 together with other factors that appear in this press release or in the
 company's other Securities and Exchange Commission filings could affect the
 company's actual results and could cause the company's actual results to
 differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made
 by, or on behalf of the company, in this press release.  The company
 undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to
 the forward-looking statements made in this press release to reflect events or
 circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of
 unanticipated events.
 
     For further information, please contact Karen Fuhre, Director of Investor
 Relations of National Scientific Corporation, 602-954-1492, ext. 115,
 kfuhre@nscus.com.
 
 SOURCE  National Scientific Corporation

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