SAN JOSE, California, November 6 /PRNewswire/ --

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Micrel Inc., (Nasdaq: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today announced that Andrew Cowell has been named the Company's new Vice President of Analog Marketing. Mr. Cowell will be responsible for overseeing the marketing activities of Micrel's entire Analog product line, which accounts for more than two-thirds of the Company's revenues worldwide. He will report directly to Ray Zinn, president and CEO of Micrel.


"We are pleased to have Andrew take on this exciting and innovative role at Micrel," noted Ray Zinn, President and CEO, Micrel. "Micrel has been rapidly increasing its portfolio of high performance analog products to serve the fast growing global marketplace. This is an opportune time for Andy to bring his dynamic leadership and vision to drive the growth of the analog group. I am confident that his contributions to Micrel will continue to be as outstanding as they are innovative."

Mr. Cowell has more than 16 years high tech experience in the power semiconductor industry and more than 21 years of power design experience. He has been with Micrel, Inc. for nine years. Mr. Cowell started at Micrel as the Company's Marketing and Applications Manager for the power product line. He was more recently the head of Strategic Applications for Micrel with responsibility for new product definition for power products. Prior to coming to Micrel, Mr. Cowell worked for Siliconix Semiconductor for five years in various technical positions throughout the world. Prior to Siliconix, Mr. Cowell was a power supply designer for Advanced Power Supplies in the United Kingdom. Mr. Cowell holds a first class honors degree in electronics from Middlesex University and is author of numerous patents and technical articles.

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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