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Exar Named as Finalist in Electronic Components Category for TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Awards
Jun 15, 2010 (04:06 PM EDT)


FREMONT, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR) has been named a finalist in the electronic components category for its Power(XR) programmable power products for the American Technology Awards, which bestows the only "Best Of" awards that recognize all technology products and services for the technology industry. Nominations for The American Technology Awards "The Termans" are reviewed by industry experts and technology companies. These awards have been named after Frederick Terman, who is widely credited as being the father of Silicon Valley.

"We are excited to be a finalist in the American Technology Awards," said Tim Maloney, senior director, Marketing. "These awards are further validation of our differentiated, value-rich programmable power portfolio. Exar will continue to broaden the Power(XR) product line this year offering customers more design options for varied applications including consumer, industrial, medical & other related segments."

About Power(XR)

Exar's Power(XR) products fuse digital power-supply control and monitoring technology with high-performance analog circuitry in a new generation of digital power-management products that enable system architects to create products with advanced, integrated, switching power supplies that significantly reduce wasted energy compared to more commonly used linear power-supply regulators.

"We had a lot of nominations for these prestigious awards, and we congratulate Exar for rising to the finalist ranks," said David C. Thomas, TechAmerica's executive vice president, commercial development. "TechAmerica Foundation is excited to highlight Exar, as it continues to influence technology development throughout the rest of the world."

The American Technology Awards will be presented for each of the inclusive segments of the technology industry: Aerospace and Defense; Clean Tech/Green Tech/Smart Grid; Cloud Computing/Software as a Service; Computers and Peripherals; Consumer Electronics; Cyber Security and Authentication; Electronic Components; Internet Services; Measurement and Control Instruments; Medical Devices; Server & Storage Technology; Software; Technology Consulting; Technology Services; and Telecommunications. For more information, please visit www.techamericafoundation.org/thetermans.

About Exar

Exar Corporation delivers highly differentiated silicon, software and subsystem solutions for industrial, datacom and storage applications. For nearly 40 years, Exar's comprehensive knowledge of end-user markets along with the underlying analog, mixed signal and digital technology has enabled innovative solutions that meet the needs of the evolving connected world. Exar's product portfolio includes power management and interface components, communications products, storage optimization solutions, network security and applied service processors. Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time customer support to drive rapid product development. For more information about Exar, visit: http://www.exar.com.

About TechAmerica Foundation

TechAmerica Foundation educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 2009, the foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. It disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. The foundation also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the foundation's findings. Learn more about TechAmerica Foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org.

SOURCE Exar Corporation