Exar Signs Distribution Agreement With Setron

                Exar Signs Distribution Agreement With Setron

Distributor to Expand Exar's Power Management and Connectivity Reach in
Central Europe

PR Newswire

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 12, 2012

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Exar Corporation (Nasdaq:
EXAR), a leading supplier of high performance, analog mixed-signal components
and data management solutions, today announced it has signed a distribution
agreement with Setron, a central European components distributor.

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Setron will use their technical expertise and applications focus to expand the
customer base for Exar's power management, mixed signal, and connectivity
solutions in this key market.

"We always strive to focus on the customer and their application," said Sven
Streiff, managing director at Setron. "Thus we are particularly happy to work
with Exar, a partner who fits well with our strategy."

"We recognize the well earned reputation Setron has for providing customers
with excellent support during the design process coupled with being an
experienced logistics provider," said Paul Stafford, vice president, Global
Channel Sales, Exar. "We view Setron as a great addition to our channel
strategy for central Europe and look forward to growing our mutual customer
base in this key region."

Additional information about Setron and their supply range is available online
at www.setron.de.

About Exar
Exar Corporation designs, develops and markets high performance, analog
mixed-signal integrated circuits and advanced sub-system solutions for data
communication, networking, storage, consumer, and industrial applications.
Exar's product portfolio includes power management and connectivity
components, communications products, and network security and storage
optimization solutions. Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time
customer support. For more information about Exar, visit http://www.exar.com.

SOURCE Exar Corporation

Website: http://www.exar.com
Contact: +1-510-668-7000, press@exar.com