SAN JOSE, Calif., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Micrel Inc., (Nasdaq: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today announced that it had joined MIPI Alliance as an Adopter Member. MIPI Alliance strives to establish specifications for standard hardware and software interfaces in mobile devices, and encourages the adoption of those standards throughout the mobile ecosystem. Micrel's goal is to ensure Micrel IC interoperability with the rapidly expanding number of Smartphones, Tablet PCs and Handhelds through the support and use of a common digital interface. "MIPI Alliance is pleased to welcome Micrel Semiconductor as a member of our growing team in support of IC interoperability and MIPI specifications," said Joel Huloux, Chairman of the Board of MIPI Alliance. "Our strength is in our members' technology and we look forward to their efforts promoting reuse and ongoing compatibility in mobile devices." "We are excited to join MIPI Alliance so that Micrel can provide interoperable solutions to our mobile industry partners," noted Andy Khayat, director portable analog, Micrel. "This aligns Micrel with MIPI in support of a unified set of common standards in a rapidly expanding industry." 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. About MIPI Alliance MIPI Alliance is a global, collaborative organization comprised of companies that span the mobile ecosystem and are committed to defining and promoting interface specifications for mobile devices. MIPI Specifications establish standards for hardware and software interfaces which drive new technology and enable faster deployment of new features and services across the mobile ecosystem. For more information, visit www.mipi.org. SOURCE Micrel Inc.