SAN JOSE, California, November 29 /PRNewswire/ --

Micrel Inc., (Nasdaq: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today announced that Guy Gandenberger, formerly the Company's Vice President of Wafer Fab Operations, has been promoted to the position of Vice President, World Wide Operations, effective immediately. Mr. Gandenberger will report directly to Ray Zinn, President and CEO of Micrel and will assume the additional duties of Test Operations and Supply Chain Management.


"Guy has done an outstanding job elevating Micrel's Wafer Fabrication area to World Class levels," noted Ray Zinn, President and CEO. "In this new role, Guy will be taking on the additional role of managing Worldwide Test and Assembly Operations and Supply Chain Management, as well as continuing his responsibilities of directing Micrel's Wafer Fab and Foundry Operations. In this new role, Guy will insure Micrel's continued focus towards World Class efficiencies, cost controls, and quality standards that are second to none."

Mr. Gandenberger joined Micrel in October of 2000 as Managing Director of Wafer Fab Operations. He was promoted to Vice President of Wafer Fab Operations in July, 2002. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gandenberger worked for National Semiconductor Corporation as the Managing Director of Santa Clara Wafer Fabs and Asyst Technologies, where he held the position of Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Prior to this, he was employed by LSI Logic, where he held a variety of executive positions. Mr. Gandenberger holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Saint Mary's College and a M.B.A from Golden Gate University.

About Micrel, Inc.

Micrel Inc., is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide analog, Ethernet and high bandwidth markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors; high performance communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Jose, CA with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide. Web:

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