FREMONT, Calif., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR) announced today that Steve Bakos will join the Company on July 9, 2012 as Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing reporting to company president and CEO Louis DiNardo. Mr. Bakos will replace Chris Dingley who previously served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales.
"Steve Bakos brings many years of successful sales and marketing experience to Exar. Steve is a results oriented leader with a deep understanding of the markets upon which we focus. I am confident that he will drive successful penetration in the networking, communications, computing and peripherals, as well as industrial and consumer markets," commented Mr. DiNardo. "Steve has a well-developed understanding of global account strategies and a long history of effectively managing electronic component distribution partners."
"Exar has chosen markets and developed products that address significant customer challenges. With a large and committed account base and strong channel partners, we have the opportunity to achieve consistent profitable growth and deliver increased shareholder value," added Mr. Bakos.
Prior to joining Exar Corporation, Mr. Bakos served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Conexant Corporation. Mr. Bakos has held executive sales and marketing positions at SiTime, a privately held manufacturer of MEMS devices; Active Semiconductor, a privately held power management company, as well as Intersil, Xicor and Linear Technology. Mr. Bakos began his career at National Semiconductor after completing his B.S.E.E. at Cornell University.
Exar Corporation designs, develops and markets high performance analog mixed-signal integrated circuits and advanced sub-system solutions for data communication, networking, storage, consumer and industrial applications. Exar's product portfolio includes power management and connectivity components, communications products, network security and storage optimization solutions. Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time customer support to drive rapid product development. For more information about Exar, visit http://www.exar.com.
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