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EXAR ANNOUNCES THAT NOBUO HATTA INTENDS TO RETURN TO JAPAN IN LATE 1992; COMMENCEMENT OF EXECUTIVE SEARCH PROCESS

 EXAR ANNOUNCES THAT NOBUO HATTA INTENDS TO RETURN TO JAPAN IN
 LATE 1992; COMMENCEMENT OF EXECUTIVE SEARCH PROCESS
 San Jose, Calif., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- EXAR Corp. (NASDAQ: EXAR) today announced that Nobuo Hatta, president of the company, has informed the board of directors that for personal family reasons he intends to relocate to Japan by the end of calendar 1992. Hatta has been an Exar employee since 1974 and has served as president since 1985.
 Prior to 1974, Hatta was an employee of Rohm Co. Ltd. in Japan. Although no firm plans have been made, it is anticipated that Hatta will return to Rohm in some capacity.
 Exar announced that it will immediately start a search process for a successor and that Hatta will continue in his current position until his successor is named.
 Kozo Sato, chairman of the board of Exar, said that "Nob has made tremendous contributions to Exar's growth and strong performance, and we hope that he will continue to assist Exar in some capacity after he returns to Japan."
 EXAR Corp. designs, manufactures and markets analog and mixed- signal integrated circuits for use in telecommunications, data communications, mass storage and consumer electronics products. Exar's mixed signal circuits may incorporate features such as nonvolatile EEPROM memory and switched capacitor filters. In addition to its core business, Exar sells epitaxial and bipolar wafers to Rohm Co. Ltd., Exar's largest customer.
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 /CONTACT: Ronald W. Guire of EXAR Corp., 408-434-6400/
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