SAN JOSE, Calif., April, 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Micrel Inc., (Nasdaq:MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today announced the appointment of Dr. Bruce C. Larson, a semiconductor industry veteran, as the Company's Vice President of Analog Engineering. He will report directly to Micrel's Senior Vice President of Analog, Mansour Izadinia. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/SF85456) Dr. Larson brings to Micrel extensive experience in analog design. He most recently worked for Active-Semi International where he was responsible for worldwide Research and Development including design engineering, IC layout and internal applications. He also served as that Company's General Manager for its Hanoi R&D Center. Prior to this, he was with Maxim Integrated Products for more than ten years where he held various key technical executive positions including Design Center Director. Dr. Larson earned his doctorate and Masters of Science Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Houston. "Bruce comes to Micrel with a proven track record of directing successful and innovative engineering teams," said Mansour Izadinia, Micrel's senior vice president of Analog. "He is adept at developing industry-leading products that dominate the marketplace and is known throughout the industry for his ability to build, motivate and lead multiple teams of talented individuals. We look forward to his many contributions as we continue to grow our business with cutting edge products." 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.