Silicon Valley chipmaker National Semiconductor Corp said it was buying 30-gigabyte video iPods for all its 8,500 employees as a tool to boost employee communication.
The Santa Clara, California-based company said the iPods would enable its workers to download company podcasts and other employee communications. The iPods, made by Apple Computer Inc, also would be used as a new training tool, said National.
We’re looking for new and more effective ways to communicate with our employees – and the iPods will help us do both, said National chief executive Brian Halla, in a statement.
National makes analog integrated circuits that are used in portable devices – such as the iPod.