Friday, June 12, 2009

Exar 10K

Fiscal 2009 revenue by product line:
  • Datacom: $27.8M
  • Interface: $63.0M
  • Power Management: $24.2M
Customer concentration: "Alcatel-Lucent accounted for 11% and 16% of our net sales in fiscal years 2008 and 2007, respectively." (No OEM data for Fiscal 2009)

Wafer foundry: "Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. manufactures the majority of the CMOS wafers from which our communications and UART products are produced. Episil Technologies, Inc. and Silan manufacture the majority of CMOS and bipolar wafers from which our power and serial products are produced. High Voltage BiCMOS power products are supplied by Polar Semiconductor and Jazz Semiconductor."

Patent foundation: "We have 175 patents issued and 38 patent applications pending in the United States. We have 42 patents issued and 122 patent applications pending in various foreign countries."

Employees: "As of March 29, 2009, we employed 368 full-time employees, with 141 in research and development, 85 in operations, 88 in marketing and sales and 54 in administration. Of the 368 employees, 84 are located in our international offices. With the acquisition of Hifn, we added 158 employees, of which 73 are in China."