“Asia-Pacific is Micrel’s most vital region in terms of both growth potential and revenue,” noted Chris Dingley, vice president of global sales, Micrel. “John has a proven track record with both Micrel and in expanding business throughout Asia. His long term relationships with key customers and senior business acumen, along with a deep understanding of the Asia-Pac markets and infrastructure, should serve Micrel well in these challenging times. We are looking forward to John’s contributions.”

Lee joined the Company in 2006 as a product line director and since that time, he has been given the additional responsibility for two key product lines within the Company’s analog marketing group. Prior to joining Micrel, Lee was vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, for AudioCodes and Global IP Sound, Inc. Before this, Lee held various management positions with Cirrus Logic, Inc., Wireless Logic International and National Semiconductor Corporation, among others. As the author of numerous technical papers and articles, Lee, has a MSEE and a BSEE from San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.