Micrel's Wafer Fab Division
offers foundry services to commercial, military, and MEMS IC designers and all manufacturers seeking a production solution compatible with their specific application and/or technology needs. The Micrel foundry provides a
variety of flexible wafer fabrication and processing resources which can address unique requirements for short runs or for volume production. The facility has been certified to ISO14001:2004, the International Environmental Management System Standard. This environmental management system strives to ensure regulatory compliance and reduce environmental impact through waste reduction and recycling. In addition, Micrel continues to focus on constantly improving its quality, safety and environmental practices by deploying practices that significantly reduce water and energy consumption, saving considerable operating funds as well as preserving the environment.
An Overview of Micrel
Micrel Inc., is a leading manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide analog, Ethernet and high bandwidth markets. The Company's products include high performance analog, power, advanced mixed-signal and radio frequency semiconductors; high speed communication, clock management, 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 posted year-over-year revenue growth in 23 out of 31 years and been profitable in 30 of its 31 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.
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.
Micrel Board of Directors and Officers RAYMOND D. ZINN
is a co-founder of the Company and has been its President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of its Board of Directors since the Company's inception in 1978. As our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Zinn gives the Board of Directors insight and in-depth knowledge of the semiconductor industry and Micrel's specific operations and strategies. He also provides leadership skills and extensive knowledge of semiconductor technology and Micrel's business environment, which he has gained through his long career with Micrel and in the semiconductor industry. Prior to co-founding the Company, Mr. Zinn held various management and manufacturing executive positions in the semiconductor industry at Electromask TRE, Electronic Arrays, Inc., Teledyne, Inc., Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation and Nortek, Inc. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Management from Brigham Young University and an M.S. in Business Administration from San Jose State University.JOHN E. BOURGOIN
was elected to Micrel's Board of Directors in May 2010. Mr. Bourgoin brings more than 35 years of extensive executive management skill and semiconductor industry experience to the Board of Directors. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of MIPS Technologies, Inc. from February 1998 until his retirement on December 31, 2009 and as President since September 1996. Mr. Bourgoin served as Senior Vice President of Silicon Graphics, Inc., or SGI, from September 1996 to May 1998. From 1976 until joining SGI, Mr. Bourgoin was employed at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., where he held various positions including Group Vice President, Computation Products Group. He served as a Director of MIPS Technologies Inc. from February 1998 until his retirement and as the Chairman of the Board from February 1998 until August 2003. Mr. Bourgoin served as a Director of Stream Processors Inc. from July 2006 until October 2009 and served as a Director at Electronic Design Automation Consortium from August 2006 until April 2010. Mr. Bourgoin serves as a member of the Compensation Committee and as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Bourgoin holds a B.S.E.E. from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from Arizona State University.
DANIEL J. HENEGHAN was elected to Micrel's Board of Directors in November 2008. Mr. Heneghan brings more than 25 years of experience in financial and executive positions in semiconductor and high tech industries to the Board of Directors. He recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Intersil Corporation from its inception in August 1999 until he retired in June 2005. From 1996 to August 1999, Mr. Heneghan was Vice President and Controller of the Semiconductor Business at Harris Corporation ("Harris"). From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Heneghan was Vice President and General Manager of the Digital Products Division at Harris. Mr. Heneghan also served at various times as Division Controller of the Semiconductor Business, Director of Planning and Director of Finance at Harris. He has been serving on the boards of directors of Pixelworks, Inc. since April of 2006, and NTELOS Holdings Corp. since February 2006, and also works as an advisor to the semiconductor industry. He serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Heneghan holds a B.S. in Accounting from Quincy University in Illinois and an M.B.A. from Western Illinois University.
NEIL J. MIOTTO joined Micrel's Board of Directors in February 2007. Mr. Miotto brings extensive financial risk assessment and financial reporting experience to the Board of Directors. He is a retired assurance partner of KPMG LLP where he was a partner for 27 years until his retirement in September 2006. While at KPMG, Mr. Miotto also served as a Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") reviewing partner. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Miotto serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Company's Board of Directors. He has been serving on the board of directors of GigOptix, Inc. since December of 2008 and currently serves as chairman of its Audit Committee. He holds a B.B.A. from Baruch College of The City University of New York.
FRANK W. SCHNEIDER joined Micrel's Board of Directors in May 2007. Mr. Schneider brings more than 40 years of management skill and experience in the semiconductor, electronic component and systems industries to the Board of Directors. From October 2003 to January 2006, Mr. Schneider served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ION Systems, Inc., a privately-held manufacturer of electrostatic management systems. In January 2006, ION Systems was acquired by MKS Instruments, Inc. where Mr. Schneider served as Vice President and General Manager until his retirement in 2009. Prior to these roles, Mr. Schneider was the President and Chief Executive Officer of GHz Technology, Inc., until its merger with Advanced Power Technology, Inc. Subsequent to the merger, Mr. Schneider served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Radio Frequency business unit. Mr. Schneider also served as a member of the advisory Board of Neomagic, Inc. and held various management and executive positions with Sharp Electronics Corporation, Philips Semiconductor and Corning Electronics. Mr. Schneider serves as a member of the Audit Committee and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Company's Board of Directors. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business.
MR. GANDENBERGER has served as Vice President of Worldwide Operations & Foundry Business Unit since November 2007. From July 2002 to November 2007, he served as Vice President of Wafer Fab Operations. Mr. Gandenberger joined the Company in October 2000 as Managing Director of Wafer Fab Operations. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gandenberger was employed by National Semiconductor Corporation from 1997 to 2000 as the Managing Director of Santa Clara Wafer Fabs. From 1994 to 1997, he was employed by Asyst Technologies where he held the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. From 1984 to 1994, Mr. Gandenberger served in a variety of positions at LSI Logic, where his last position was Director of Operations of the VLSI CMOS Division. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Saint Mary's College and an M.B.A from Golden Gate University.
MR. HEDAYATI has served as Vice President of Marketing for the Analog Division since July 2011. Before joining Micrel, he was employed by Maxim Integrated Products as an Executive Director from August 2006 to July 2011 and as a Director from August 2004 to August 2006 managing multiple product lines. Prior to Maxim, Mr. Hedayati was employed by Supertex, Inc. as a Marketing Director from 2001 to 2004 and U.S. Western Area Sales Manager from 1998 to 2001. Previous to Supertex, he held various engineering and management positions with Unitrode/Texas Instruments, Megapower Corporation, Space Systems Loral and Conver Corporation. Mr. Hedayati holds a B.S.E.E. from San Jose State University and has continued his education through the AeA/Stanford Executive Institute Program.
MR. IZADINIA has served as Senior Vice President of the Analog Division since January 2011. Before joining Micrel, he was employed by Integrated Device Technology, Inc. as Chief Technology Officer from October 2010 to January 2011 and as Senior Vice President of Analog and Power Division from July 2009 to October 2010. Prior to joining IDT, Mr. Izadinia served as Vice President of the System and Power Management (SPM) business unit at Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Prior to Maxim, he held various engineering and management positions at National Semiconductor. Mr. Izadinia holds a B.S.E.E. from the University of California at Los Angeles and M.S.E.E. from Santa Clara University.
DR. LARSON has served as Micrel's Vice President of Analog Engineering since April 2011. Before joining Micrel, he was employed by Active-Semi International, Inc. as Director of Engineering from June 2009 to March 2011 where he was responsible for worldwide Research and Development including design engineering, IC layout and internal applications. He also served as General Manager for Active-Semi's Hanoi R&D Center. Prior to joining Active-Semi, Dr. Larson worked at Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. for more than ten years where he held various key technical and executive positions including Design Center Director. Dr. Larson holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Houston.
MR. LIN has served as Vice President of Ethernet Products since April 2003. He joined the Company through the acquisition of Kendin Communications Inc. in May 2001 as Vice President of Design of Kendin Operations. Prior to the acquisition, he served as Vice President of Engineering at Kendin from 1996 to 2001. Prior to Kendin, Mr. Lin was employed by Pericom Semiconductors Corp as Design Manager of the Data Communication Group from April 1995 to April 1996. He worked for Hitachi Micro Systems, Inc. as Principle Engineer from August 1993 to April 1995. From 1990 to 1993, he was employed by Vitesse Semiconductor Corp., where he held a design manager position. From 1986 to 1990, he worked for Philips Components at various locations as Senior Member of Technical Staff in Mixed Signal Circuit Design area. Mr. Lin holds a B.S.E.E. from National Taiwan University and a Ph.D. and an M.S.E.E. from the University of Cincinnati.
MR. STURT is Micrel's General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He joined the Company in March, 2010. Prior to joining Micrel, he worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, 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 holds a B.A. and two masters degrees, in Organizational Behavior and International and Area Studies, from Brigham Young University. He also holds a J.D. from the Columbia University Law School.
MR. DEBARR has served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance and Human Resources since October 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. DeBarr served from September 2011 through June 2012 with Texas Instruments Incorporated as a financial executive with responsibility for integrating the acquisition of National Semiconductor Corporation which became effective in September 2011. He served as the Treasurer of National Semiconductor from June 2005 to September 2011. Prior to that, he served in a variety of positions for over twenty years at National Semiconductor including as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. DeBarr has also served as Chairman of the Board of PremierOne Credit Union since January 2013 and previously served as the Chairman of the Board for National 1st Credit Union from 1997 until its merger with the San Jose Credit Union at the end of December 2012 which resulted in the formation of the PremierOne Credit Union. He was actively involved in the integration of these credit unions during 2013. Mr. DeBarr holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Golden Gate University and a B.S. in Accounting from San Jose State University.
has served as Vice President of Timing and Communications since June 2012 and as President of Micrel’s PhaseLink subsidiary since April 2012. From April 2012 to June 2012, he served as Vice President of Clock and Timing Products. Mr. Kanama joined the Company in January 2008 and served until April 2012 as Senior Director of Marketing for High Bandwidth Products. Prior to joining Micrel, Mr. Kanama was the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Redfern Integrated Optics, Inc. Prior to Redfern, he held various management positions at Infineon Technologies and Tyco Electronics (previously AMP, Inc.). Mr. Kanama holds a B.S.E.E. degree from McMaster University.
has served as Vice President of Quality Assurance since August 2000. From January 1998 to July 2000 he held the position of Director of Product Assurance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zelenka was employed by National Semiconductor from 1987 to 1998 as a Senior Quality Manager. From 1983 to 1987 Mr. Zelenka was employed by Fairchild Semiconductor where he held the position of Wafer Fab Quality Manager. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wyoming.