Microchip Technology To Acquire Micrel

Stockholders of Microchip and Micrel are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release, which speak only as of the date such statements are made.  Neither Microchip nor Micrel undertakes any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after this May 7, 2015 press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

Microchip will file a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that will include a proxy statement of Micrel in connection with the acquisition transaction.  Investors and security holders are urged to read this document when it becomes available because it will contain important information about the transaction. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of these documents (when they are available) and other documents filed with the SEC at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov.  Microchip, Micrel and their directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Micrel in connection with the acquisition transaction.  Information regarding the special interests of these directors and executive officers in the transaction will be included in the proxy statement/prospectus described above.  Additional information regarding the directors and executive officers of Microchip is also included in Microchip's proxy statement for its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on July 18, 2014.  Additional information regarding the directors and executive officers of Micrel is also included in Micrel's Annual Report on Form 10/A, which was filed with the SEC on April 24, 2015.  These documents are available free of charge at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov and as described above.

About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:  MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.  Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.  For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com.

About Micrel

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

Microchip Contact:

J. Eric Bjornholt – CFO   (480) 792-7804

Micrel Investors Contact:

MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
Dan Burch ( Email Contact) at (212) 929-5748 or
Larry Dennedy ( Email Contact) at (212) 929-5239

Micrel Press Contact:

Sard Verbinnen & Co.
John Christiansen ( Email Contact) at (415) 618-8750

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Micrel, Inc.
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