Exar Corporation and Mouser Electronics Sign Global Distribution Agreement

December 8, 2008

FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Exar Corporation
(Nasdaq: EXAR) announced it has signed a global distribution agreement with
Mouser Electronics a leading on-line and catalog distributor of electronics.

Mouser is stocking a broad range of Exar’s products, such as transceivers
and UARTs; a variety of power management ICs, such as boost and buck
regulators, charge pumps, LED drivers, LDO regulators, and USBs; and
communications products used in T/E carrier and SONET/SDH applications, such
as T1/E1 and T3/E3 framer combos, timing ICs, and transceivers, as well as
SATA products for Storage applications.

“Exar is excited to be working with Mouser,” said Paul Stafford, director
of global distribution sales for Exar. “As a leading catalog and on-line
distributor, Mouser’s focus on the design engineering community will
accelerate the evaluation and adoption of Exar’s products.”

“We are pleased to be adding Exar Corporation to our semiconductor lineup.
Exar specializes in the power management, communications, and interface
silicon solutions fields, and their expertise results in excellent products
for our design engineering customers,” says Mike Scott, Mouser vice president
of Active Products.

Known for its broad-based product line, unsurpassed customer service, and
streamlined warehouse operations, Mouser continuously offers customers the
most innovative products and latest technologies for their new design

Mouser Electronics is the only major distributor to publish a new 2,100+
page print catalog every 90 days. In addition, its website with interactive
online catalog is updated daily, contains more than a million products for
easy online purchase, provides over 1.5 million cross-references, as well as
more than 900,000 downloadable data sheets, supplier-specific reference
designs, application notes, and other technical design information.

About Exar

Exar Corporation is Powering Connectivity by delivering highly
differentiated silicon solutions empowering products to connect. With
distinctive knowledge in analog and digital technologies, Exar enables a wide
array of applications such as portable devices, home media gateways,
communications systems, and industrial automation equipment. Exar has
locations worldwide providing real-time system-level support to drive rapid
product innovation. For more information about Exar visit:

About Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is an electronic component distributor, focused
on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic
design engineers. Mouser.com features more than a million products online from
more than 366 manufacturers. Mouser’s 2,100+ page catalog is published every
90 days, providing designers with up-to-date data on the components now
available for the next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally
to over 280,000 customers in 170 countries from its 432,000 sq. ft. state-of-
the-art facility in Mansfield, Texas. For more information, visit

SOURCE Exar Corporation

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