Fremont, Calif. -- Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of high-performance integrated circuits and system solutions, today announced the appointment of Ali Sahin as vice president of sales for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Mr. Sahin is based in Munich, Germany and reports to Steve Bakos, senior vice president of sales. His responsibilities include management of Exar's European sales and field applications staff, a wide network of sales representatives, and authorized distributors.
Sahin brings over 15 years of experience of sales and distribution management with Texas Instruments, National Semiconductor, Xilinx, Linear Technology, and ST Microelectronics. He holds a Dipl. Ing. in electrical engineering and an MBA.
"Ali brings great experience in growing industrial, automotive, networking, and telecom business in Europe," said Steve Bakos of Sahin, "His proven leadership and business skills, combined with an understanding of engineering, will make him an invaluable asset to Exar's customers."
"I am excited to join Exar and contribute to the company's growth and brand recognition in EMEA," said Ali Sahin. "The opportunities for Exar's power management, connectivity and signal chain products in EMEA are huge and I intend to take a very hands-on approach to serve customers and increase Exar's brand recognition in the region."