SAN JOSE, Calif., March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Micrel Inc., (Nasdaq: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today announced that Colin Sturt has been hired as the Company's General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In his new role, Mr. Sturt has responsibility for all the Company's global legal affairs. He reports directly to President and CEO, Ray Zinn. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100315/SF69995) "Colin is uniquely qualified for this pivotal position within Micrel due to his substantial experience in the semiconductor industry as well as his work as an attorney with the law firm, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP," noted Ray Zinn, President and CEO, Micrel. "We are pleased to have him join the Micrel team where his knowledge and background will enable him to make a significant contribution to the Company." Prior to joining Micrel, he worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where he served as a corporate attorney. Before that, he worked at National Semiconductor in the areas of organizational improvement, operational improvement, project management and operations support management. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. and two masters degrees, in Organizational Behavior and International and Area Studies. He also graduated with a law degree from the Columbia University Law School. Mr. Sturt is admitted to the bar in California and New York. 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.