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Micrel Takes Top Award Honors for 2011 Annual Report


August 2, 2012 - SAN JOSE, CA

Micrel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today announced it has been awarded silver for its 2011 annual report by the League of American Communication's Professionals (LACP). With more than 5,500 entries from more than two dozen countries, the LACP Vision Awards recognizes outstanding annual reports of the past twelve months. Organizations large and small compete against peers of similar size, staff, and means to earn recognition for their organization's achievements with Micrel taking honors in the semiconductor category. As one of the nation's most premier annual report competitions, the Vision Awards provides a platform for communications professionals to demonstrate the value they're delivering to their organization.

"This year's annual report for Micrel ('Generation Innovation') proves to be remarkable in light of tremendous competition," said Christine Kennedy, LACP, managing director. "Overall, we find this work to be outstanding, earning a total score of 97 out of a maximum 100 points. The first impression presented by this annual report is exceptional while the cover of the publication is superb. The Letter to Shareholders presented to readers is exceptional while the report narrative is outstanding. The work is supported by a robust financials section that we believe is exceptional.

"The level of creativity exhibited in the report judged for Micrel is outstanding, which is supported by exceptional clarity in communicating this year's key messages. It should be noted that accessibility to key information sought by readers is superb. In summary, we congratulate the entire team involved with this year's work. We classify this entry as being among the best annual reports within its industry this year."

"Micrel is honored to accept this award which recognizes both our creative staff and the quality and care we put into our outbound investor communications," noted Ray Wallin, Chief Financial Officer, Micrel. "Micrel cares deeply about our investors and the annual report is our flagship vehicle for communicating the state of Micrel every year. We are pleased to have been recognized for producing such a world class annual report."

"This is the second year in a row that Micrel has been recognized and honored by the LACP," said Julieanne DiBene, director, marketing communications, Micrel. "We are particularly pleased to have partnered again with Christine Arthur Design Group, one of the premier design firms in Silicon Valley. This award-winning design house has, year after year, enabled Micrel to produce the highest quality annual report. Teaming with Christine Arthur Design Group continues to allow us to send the right messages, finely targeted and with the most innovative, creative design work possible. This is truly a collaborative effort."

About Micrel, Inc.
Micrel, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide analog, Ethernet and high bandwidth markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors; high-performance communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Jose, CA, with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide. Web: http://www.micrel.com.

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