SAN JOSE, Calif., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Micrel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today announced that Robert Wahl has been promoted to Managing Director of Worldwide Supply Chain Management and Backend Operations. Previously the Director of Micrel's Global Supply Chain, Mr. Wahl has been responsible for Micrel's worldwide supply chain, including all inventory levels/turns, sales operations support, and accountable for the company's purchasing process. Reporting directly to Micrel's Vice President of Worldwide Operations, with this promotion, Mr. Wahl will continue his current role, while taking on the additional responsibility for backend operations, which include worldwide assembly, test and supplier management. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120510/SF04586) "Robert has done an excellent job of managing Micrel's complex and dynamic supply chain disciplines," noted Guy Gandenberger, vice president worldwide operations and Foundry business unit, Micrel. "As one of the few U.S. companies that own and operate a fab domestically, Micrel must execute globally while managing and delivering thousands of products, services, and support that continuously improve customer satisfaction and the Company's profit and cost goals." Mr. Wahl has more than 28 years of experience in supply chain and operations. Prior to coming to Micrel in 2010, he worked at Cortina Systems as its Senior Director of Operations. Before that, he worked at several semiconductor companies including, Cypress Semiconductor and Xilink, EXAR and NeoMagic where he held senior director positions in sales operations, supply chain management and operations. 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.