Exar announced that Todd Smathers has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations. He will report to Louis DiNardo, the Company's president and chief executive officer. Smathers has over 30 years of experience in analog and mixed-signal technology and product development. He served as Vice President of Operations at Intersil Corporation and Xicor, which was acquired by Intersil in 2004.
Prior to joining Xicor, he was General Manager of the Mixed Signal Business Unit at Linear Technology where he had previously served in a variety of management and executive roles since the company's founding in 1981. Mr. Smathers holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Clemson University.