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Ramtron Strengthens Its Management Team


March 29, 2011 - Colorado Springs, CO

U.S. semiconductor maker Ramtron International Corporation (NASDAQ: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of ferroelectric-based low-power memory and integrated semiconductor products, announced today that Ying Shiau has been appointed vice president of customer satisfaction. In this newly created position, Mr. Shiau is responsible for directing Ramtron's quality assurance program as well as managing the company's product and test engineering organizations.

"Ying is uniquely qualified to uphold the highest standards of quality for Ramtron products and drive industry leading customer satisfaction," said Eric Balzer, Ramtron's CEO. "Our goal is to meet and exceed our customer's expectations and Ying's diverse organizational background combined with his extensive semiconductor experience is a perfect fit for the task."

"I am excited to join Ramtron as the company begins its next phase of development and growth," said Ying Shaiu, Ramtron's vice president of customer satisfaction. "My goal is to ensure that Ramtron's quality and reliability systems and processes handle the demand of significant growth in the coming years."

Shiau brings to Ramtron more than 25 years of semiconductor experience, which includes a history of optimizing all phases of semiconductor product quality and reliability as well as supplier collaborations and customer satisfaction. Most recently, Mr. Shiau was vice president of business and manufacturing development at KD Technologies, a global technology manufacturing and business development firm based in San Jose, California. Prior to that, he was vice president of test engineering and outsource operations for Spansion, Inc. Mr. Shiau has also held executive and management positions with responsibilities in operations, marketing, sales and quality and reliability with such companies as Electroglas, Therma-Wave, Cypress Semiconductor, and Advanced Micro Devices. He also supervised gate array cell design at LSI Logic and process integration and development at National Semiconductor.

Shiau earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He has earned 13 patents for manufacturing process, yield, design for manufacturing, and testing solutions.

About Ramtron
Ramtron International Corporation, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets specialized semiconductor memory, microcontroller and integrated semiconductor solutions used in a wide range of product applications and markets.

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