Exar names new VP of EMEA sales

Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR) has named Robert Pfister to the position of vice president, EMEA Sales, the company said.

Pfister brings 25 years of professional experience in sales and management for technology companies and will be responsible for driving all aspects of Exar´s success in Europe, including strengthening key customer relationships, growing and increasing market penetration.

Prior to joining Exar, Pfister served as vice president of sales of Intersil and managing director for Intersil Germany. Before his tenure at Intersil, Pfister held sales positions at Harris Semiconductor and General Electric.

Located at Exar´s corporate office in Germany, Pfister will be Exar´s top sales executive in Germany. He holds an engineering degree in electronics from University of Applied Sciences in Regensburg, Germany.

Exar designs, develops and markets analog mixed-signal products for the industrial and embedded systems communications, high-end consumer and infrastructure markets. Exar´s broad product portfolio includes power management, signal conditioning, interface, display, data management and video processing solutions. Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time customer support.