Exar Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets high performance analog mixed-signal integrated circuits and sub-system solutions for the industrial and embedded systems, high-end consumer, and infrastructure markets. The company offers connectivity products, such as bridging products for bus interfaces, which comprise universal serial bus, Ethernet, peripheral interconnect express, universal asynchronous receiver/transmitters, and serial transceiver devices. It also provides power management components; integrated semiconductors, board level products, and system solutions that enable original equipment manufacturers to develop high performance computing, storage, and networking equipment; and chip-and board-level solutions for various surveillance products. In addition, the company offers instrumentation, low noise, high speed, and hybrid amplifiers, as well as high speed analog-to-digital converters and digital-to-analog converters; flat panel displays; and low voltage AC step drivers that are used in LED lighting applications. Exar Corporation sells its products through a direct sales force, independent sales representatives, non-exclusive distributors, and catalog distributors in the United States, as well as through various regional and country specific distributors, and manufacturers’ representatives internationally. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.