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2014-08-08 16:24:39

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Micrel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRL), an industry leader in high-performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, announced that it is mourning the loss of board member Michael Callahan. Mr. Callahan passed away on August 5, 2014 after a lengthy illness. "Micrel is mourning the passing of a dear friend and colleague," noted Ray Zinn, President and CEO, Micrel. "Mike was not only a key board member at Micrel...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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