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Video Interview: Pete Rodriguez, President & CEO, Exar Corporation

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NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Veteran business journalist Joya Dass joins Pete Rodriguez, President & CEO, Exar Corporation (EXAR) to discuss the company's industry, strategy, financials and positioning.

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Pete Rodriguez, President & CEO:

Pete Rodriguez serves as Exar's President and Chief Executive Officer as of April 28, 2008. Mr. Rodriguez joined the Company as a Director in October 2005. Mr. Rodriguez has over 25 years of engineering, sales and senior management experience in the semiconductor and electronics industry. Mr. Rodriguez was the Chief Marketing Officer of Virage Logic Corporation, a semiconductor intellectual property supplier, prior to his current position. Mr. Rodriguez previously served as President, CEO and a Director of Xpedion Design Systems, Inc., a private, venture-funded developer of electronic design automation solutions for wireless communication circuits and systems. Mr. Rodriguez held this role for six years until Xpedion was acquired by Agilent Technologies in 2006. Prior to Xpedion, Mr. Rodriguez held senior management positions in sales and marketing at Escalade Corporation, a provider of software for chip design acquired by Mentor Graphics. Mr. Rodriguez also held senior sales management positions at LSI Logic, as well as product management and process engineering positions at Aerojet Electronics, Teledyne Microwave and Siliconix. Mr. Rodriguez holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, an MSEE from California Polytechnic University and a BS in Chemical Engineering from California Institute of Technology.

About Exar:

Exar Corporation delivers highly differentiated silicon, software and subsystem solutions for industrial, consumer, and enterprise applications. For over 40 years, Exar's comprehensive knowledge of end-user markets along with the underlying analog/mixed signal and digital technologies has enabled innovative solutions that meet the needs of the evolving connected world. Exar's technology portfolio includes solutions for power management, serial interfaces, packet-based and TDM wireline communications, enterprise storage optimization, and data security. Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time customer support to drive rapid product development. For more information about Exar, visit:

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