SAN JOSE, Calif., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Micrel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today announced that Micrel's High Bandwidth Marketing Director, Rami Kanama, has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Clock and Timing Products. Mr. Kanama will also serve as the president of the recently acquired PhaseLink Company Ltd, now a Micrel subsidiary. His promotion makes him a member of Micrel's executive staff. Mr. Kanama will continue to oversee the marketing and business development of the High Bandwidth which include high-speed communications with fiber optic and data management products.
"Over the past few years, Rami has worked diligently to help Micrel expand its market presence. He was recently successful in acquiring PhaseLink for Micrel, a key strategic move designed to substantially enhance Micrel's penetration into the clock and timing market," noted Ray Zinn, President and CEO, Micrel. "Micrel's and PhaseLink's technologies and products are well aligned from a strategic perspective, bringing more best-in-class products to broader markets and a worldwide customer base. We are pleased to recognize this fine accomplishment and look forward to Rami's continued contributions in the future."
Mr. Kanama has more than 18 years in high tech management experience. He has served as Micrel's Director of High Bandwidth Marketing since 2008 with responsibility for the business unit's business development, and strategic and product marketing. Mr. Kanama was responsible for licensing key clock technologies and for the launch of the new Clockworks™ product line, ultra-high performance configurable clock synthesizers. Prior to joining Micrel, Mr. Kanama was the Vice President, Marketing and Sales at Redfern Integrated Optics, Inc. Prior to Redfern, Mr. Kanama held various marketing and business development management roles at Infineon Technologies and Tyco Electronics (previously AMP, Inc.). Mr. Kanama holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from McMaster 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: http://www.micrel.com. SOURCE Micrel, Inc.