SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Micrel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today announced that Colin Sturt has been promoted to Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Sturt has been the Company's legal counsel since 2010 with responsibility for all the Company's global legal affairs. He reports directly to President and CEO, Ray Zinn. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100315/SF69995) "Colin came to Micrel in 2010 with substantial background in the semiconductor industry as well as his exemplary experience as an attorney with the law firm, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP," noted Ray Zinn, President and CEO, Micrel. "Since joining Micrel, Colin has been instrumental in managing all Micrel's legal affairs and quickly became a pivotal member of the executive team. We are pleased to recognize his considerable accomplishments and look forward to his contributions in the future." 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. He also has earned two masters degrees in Organizational Behavior and International and Area Studies from Brigham Young University and 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.