Exar Corporation designs, develops and markets high-performance, analog and mixed-signal silicon solutions for the worldwide communications industry. The company provides original-equipment manufacturers in the industrial, telecom and computer server industries with integrated circuits that facilitate the transport and aggregation of signals in access, metro and wide-area networks. Its product offerings include physical layer silicon solutions for T/E carriers and ATMs; low-voltage and multichannel asynchronous receiver transmitters; and clock-generation and clock-distribution devices. Exar Corporation employs approximately 270 people worldwide and maintains its headquarters in Fremont, Calif. The company s stock trades on NASDAQ.