SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Micrel Inc., (Nasdaq: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today announced the appointment of Mansour Izadinia, a semiconductor industry veteran, as the Company's Senior Vice President of the Analog Division. Mr. Izadinia will have general management and overall responsibility for Micrel's largest division. He will report to Mr. Ray Zinn, President, CEO, founder and Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Izadinia brings to Micrel more than 26 years of experience in analog and mixed signal product development and marketing. He most recently served as Chief Technology Officer of Integrated Device Technology (IDT) where he was responsible for IDT's new product development strategy and methodologies. He spearheaded IDT's transition into the analog mixed signal markets by forming the Analog and Power Management Division of IDT. Prior to IDT, Izadinia served as Vice President at Maxim Integrated Products where he was the General Manager of one of Maxim's major analog and power management business units. Prior to Maxim, he held design engineering and management positions at National Semiconductor Corporation where he led the development of many highly profitable standard products. Mr. Izadinia holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. "Mansour comes to Micrel with a wealth of knowledge and experience in product development, marketing and operational management. Many of us at Micrel have known Mansour for many years," said Mr. Zinn. "He is a visionary industry leader and technologist who has built and run many successful and highly profitable business units. We are very excited to have Mansour on our executive team. We look forward to his many contributions and helping us with our overall SAM expansion program. In addition, Mansour will be a great asset in communicating Micrel's analog strategy with the investment community, as Micrel reestablishes itself as a leader in the high performance analog space. The world of analog has become very competitive and we are delighted to have a high caliber leader such as Mr. Izadinia as we deal with this rapidly changing environment," said Mr. Zinn.