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Exar Corporation Appoints Division VP of Sales for Data Compression & Security Products and IP Monetization

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 9, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal application specific technology solutions serving the Industrial, Infrastructure, Automotive, and Audio/Video markets, named John Hartley to the position of Division Vice President of Data Compression & Security (DCS) Sales and IP Monetization.  Mr. Hartley will be responsible for driving sales of Exar's DCS products in the rapidly evolving storage market.  In addition, he will be managing all aspects of the Company's IP monetization strategy. 

Mr. Hartley has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, having held senior sales positions in Europe, Asia and the Americas at companies such as Microchip, Tundra Semiconductor (now IDT) and PLX (now Broadcom).  Most recently, Mr. Hartley held the position of Vice President, Global Sales at Chipworks, an IP/patent and technology company, where he spent the last four years supporting senior management teams within semiconductor companies on their patent positioning and monetization strategies.

"We are very pleased to have John join Exar to manage our IP/patent strategy as well as communicate our unique product benefits for the DCS markets," said James Lougheed, Senior VP Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Exar.  "John's unique background in IP patent strategy and sales complements our corporate goals as we continue to build our brand and maintain our leadership in the analog/mixed signal market."

About Exar
Exar's mission is to leverage our extensive analog and mixed-signal portfolio, experience and IP to deliver leading-edge application specific technology solutions to target markets where operational excellence and reliability are valued.  We service the Industrial, Infrastructure, Automotive, and Audio/Video markets by acting as an extension of the customer's own technology organization and singularly focusing on exceeding customer expectations. For more information, visit www.exar.com.

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