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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Micrel (Nasdaq: MCRL) is Monday, May 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $10.40 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%. The average volume for Micrel has been 390,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Micrel has a market cap of $654.7 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 6.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Micrel, Incorporated, doing business as Micrel Semiconductor, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of analog power, mixed-signal, and digital integrated circuits (ICs) primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.