Micrel Incorporated: Fabricating Integrated Circuits In-House


Micrel Integrated Circuit

Founded in 1978, Micrel Inc. is a publically-traded company specializing in integrated circuits (ICs). Headquartered in San Jose, California, the company totaled $250.1 million in revenue for fiscal year 2012 and has a workforce of approximate 800 strong. The company is distinct in that it is one of the few domestic IC companies that maintains its own 6-inch fab site along with its MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) and CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) manufacturing. With a product portfolio of approximately 3100 products and with nearly 450 filed patents, the company serves a variety of end markets including: industrial (with 44% of sales), communications (25%), computing (14%), military/other (2%), and wireless (15%).

The company offers product lines in the following categories: power management ICs, linear ICs, clock and timing, high speed communications, LAN solutions, hot swap/power controllers, and RF wireless ICs. Used in cell phones, tablets, and laptops, their linear and power products feature a high-power density and small-form factor. Micrel develops integrated circuits across specifications, including analog circuits (used in nearly every electronic device out there), mixed-signal, and digital ICs. The latter two categories are primarily used to service network and telecommunications centers and are involved in LSI/MSI logic, data processing, signal processing, memory, FPGA, and application-specific tasks.

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