Overview of Micrel






Overview of Micrel







Micrel Inc., is a leading manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide high-performance analog and high-speed mixed signal, LAN and timing and communications solutions markets. The Company's products include high performance analog, power, advanced mixed-signal and radio frequency semiconductors; high speed communication, clock management, and LAN solutions including Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver integrated circuits. These products address a wide range of rapidly growing end markets including cellular handsets, portable and enterprise computing, enterprise and home networking, wide area and metropolitan area networks and industrial equipment.

Founded in 1978, Micrel has an excellent record of revenue growth and sustained profitability. The Company has been profitable in 33 of its 34 years of its existence. The Company has consistently generated positive cash flows since going public in 1994.

Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Jose, California 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 worldwide network of sales representatives and distributors.

With 30 years of manufacturing excellence, Micrel utilizes both its own world-class wafer fabrication facility, which contains a broad array of process technologies that allow Micrel to quickly develop and introduce state-of-the-art products. Micrel combines its expertise in fabrication technology with world-class design teams to develop and produce these high performance products to provide our customers with the solutions they need to compete in today's fast paced technology industry.

Micrel is fiercely committed to its customers' success. Micrel's outstanding sales, customer service and technical support organizations, together with its manufacturing operations, are structured specifically to address customer needs and requirements. Micrel is known throughout the industry for its service orientation and for being, "fast on its feet".

Quality Management System

Micrel's Quality Management System complies with ISO 9001. We have been certified to this Standard since March 1997. Micrel implemented a Quality Management System based on our Quality Policy, our corporate values and our Mission and Guiding Principles 'to be the worldwide leader in High Performance Analog, Power, Communications and Mixed Signal products and wafer foundry services by continuously improving to exceed our Customer's needs'. At Micrel Quality comes first and is not to be compromised. To achieve customer satisfaction, the quality of our Process, Products and Wafer Foundry Services is our number one priority. We continuously improve product and service quality through the active involvement of all Micrel employees, our customers and our suppliers.

Environmental Management System

Micrel is committed to protect the Environment and the Health & Safety of our employees, customers and community by meeting or exceeding applicable legal, customer and other requirements, health & safety laws, regulations and company standards. Micrel implemented and maintains an Environmental Management System to meet our Environmental Policy and the requirements of the ISO 14001 Standard. Micrel's Wafer Fab has been certified to ISO 14001 since December 2004. Micrel continuously improves our system by reducing the environmental impact of our operations and our products, encouraging pollution prevention and health and safety management practices.