SOURCE: Micrel


September 23, 2009 07:00 ET

Micrel Names Micrel Marketing Director John Lee Company's New Managing Director of Asia-Pacific

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 23, 2009) - Micrel Inc., (NASDAQ: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today announced that John Lee, Director of Marketing for Non-portable products for Micrel has been named Managing Director of Asia-Pacific. In his new role, Mr. Lee will have responsibility for the Company's revenues and sales efforts throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

"Asia-Pacific is Micrel's most vital region in terms of both growth potential and revenue," noted Chris Dingley, vice president of global sales, Micrel. "John has a proven track record with both Micrel and in expanding business throughout Asia. His long term relationships with key customers and senior business acumen, along with a deep understanding of the Asia-Pac markets and infrastructure, should serve Micrel well in these challenging times. We are looking forward to John's contributions."

Mr. Lee, a native of Hong Kong, has more than 30 years experience in the electronics and semiconductor industries. He joined the Company in 2006 as a product line director and since that time, he has been given the additional responsibility for two key product lines within the Company's analog marketing group. Prior to joining Micrel, Mr. Lee was Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, for AudioCodes and Global IP Sound, Inc. Before this, Mr. Lee held various management positions with Cirrus Logic, Inc., Wireless Logic International and National Semiconductor Corporation, among others. As the author of numerous technical papers and articles, Mr. Lee, has a MSEE and a BSEE from San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.

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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