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Fremont, California, November 5, 2007 - Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR) announced that Edward M. Lam, senior vice president, Product Lines, was appointed to the Engineering Advisory Board of the School of Science and Engineering at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California. Mr. Lam is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a BSEE degree.
"I am very excited on my appointment to the San Francisco State University Engineering Advisory Board, said Edward M. Lam," senior vice president, Product Lines. "Through the Board's work, I can interact with undergraduates on critical requirements for successful engineering careers, advise the faculty on curriculum decisions, and keep abreast of the latest technology trends and applications which can be helpful in product planning. Additionally, the Board appointment gives me the opportunity to look for areas where academia and industry can work together."
"Throughout his years in industry, Ed Lam has maintained a high level of involvement with the School of Engineering in a variety of ways including campus visits to interview graduating seniors, accepting to be the keynote speaker at the School's first graduation ceremony, and contributing valuable insights to faculty and students on trends in the electronics industry," said Sergio Franco, professor of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, San Francisco State University. "Ed's deep industry background and willingness to be actively engaged in the School's Engineering programs makes him a unique and highly welcome member of the Board."
Before his appointment as Senior Vice President, Product Lines at Exar, Mr. Lam was senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development at Sipex. Mr. Lam joined Sipex in September 2005, and has over 20 years of analog semiconductor industry experience with National Semiconductor Corporation. Mr. Lam's experience covers all aspects of the analog business including manufacturing, test, and product and strategy development.
Exar Corporation is Powering Connectivity by delivering highly differentiated silicon solutions empowering products to connect. With distinctive knowledge in analog and digital technologies, Exar enables a wide array of applications such as portable devices, home media gateways, communications systems, and industrial automation equipment. Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time system-level support to drive rapid product innovation. For more information about Exar visit: http://www.exar.com.
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Greg Kaufman, Marketing Communications