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Raymond D. Zinn

Chief Executive Officer

Micrel , Inc.

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Micrel , Inc.

2180 Fortune Dr.

San Jose, California,95131

United States

Company Description

Micrel, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide high-performance linear and power, LAN, and timing and communications markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors; high performan...more

Background Information

Employment History

Chief Executive Officer

Embedded Linux Consortium


Affiliations

Avnet Inc

Board Member


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Board Member


College of Business at San Jose State University

Chairman of The International Advisory Committee


Education

B.S.

Industrial Management

Brigham Young University


Bachelor

BYU


M.S.

Business Administration

San Jose State University


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Discipline to be Different - Coach David J. Greer

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An outline of Ray Zinn doing a hand stand is featured on the cover of his new book Tough Things First.
While I can't do hand stands, I did do a head stand in honour of Ray and his book. A Driven Entrepreneur Ray tells a highly personal story of his path to becoming the longest serving CEO in California's Silicon Valley. We learn how he ended up naked in his father's ranch office and the life lesson he took from that experience. What it was like to almost fly a plane into the side of a mountain. How Ray lost most of his vision the week before Micrel was doing its IPO. Through all of these challenges Ray's personal nature and care for his employees shines through. People and Culture Story after story after story in Tough Things First shows Ray's commitment to the people who worked for him. He had the patience to help people grow, when he deeply believed in their potential, including the highly talented executive who couldn't control his swearing. Ray found a way to help people fit into the Micrel culture he created, while not being afraid to let go the ones who didn't fit. Discipline The principal thesis of Ray's book is that entrepreneurs have to have discipline. We must be prepared to do those things that we do not naturally like to do. Ray loves the chip manufacturing process. He founded Micrel because he had a vision for wafer steppers that his existing employer didn't believe in. While this vision launched Micrel, it was Ray's discipline to focus in on the unexciting parts of the business that created the lasting success of Micrel. He became expert at reading financial statements. Weekends were spent drafting and creating policies and procedure manuals so that all employees around the planet worked to a similar set of rules and country managers knew which part of the policies could be adjusted for their people and locale. Finance From the get go, Ray decided not to take outside investment, especially VC money. He put all of his family assets on the line, convincing banks to lend him his seed capital. This forced Ray to be profitable from the very inception of Micrel, building a financial discipline that continues today. As Ray says "My neck was on the line.", something few entrepreneurs are prepared to do. Ray believes that VC's limited timelines and investment model do not create the environment for long lasting success.


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Ray Zinn: Lessons from a Leader
Ray Zinn is famous in Silicon Valley, as the 37-year CEO of Micrel, and current author, speaker, and podcaster. After speaking with Embedded Computing Design every week for 52 weeks, we're putting a wrap on this series. In this finale, Ray and I discussed some of the highlights and some of the lowlights of the [...] One such person is Ray Zinn, who has a long history in Silicon Valley, and who happens to joins us every week. But thankfully, they're right in the wheelhouse of our weekly guest, Ray Zinn. As the 37-year CEO of Micrel, Ray has lots [...] In our weekly chat, I discussed this topic with Ray Zinn, somebody who has been through many administrations and a couple of wars. So, [...] Ray Zinn, who has scores of experience on both sides of this equation, weighs in with which way he thinks is best. [...] The question I asked Ray Zinn in our weekly chat, is whether this content is warranted, or whether it's electronics looking for a home, whether it's a good fit or not. Ray has a fair amount of [...] In our weekly chat, I asked Ray Zinn what he thought was the best thing that happened in our industry, and also the worst thing that happened in our industry this year. Ray Zinn, who ran Micrel for 37 years, has lots of great advice for these folks, which he dispenses in our weekly chat. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt-4tDHbWQo&w=560&h=315]


People Archive - Embedded Computing Design

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Ray Zinn: Lessons from a Leader
Ray Zinn is famous in Silicon Valley, as the 37-year CEO of Micrel, and current author, speaker, and podcaster. After speaking with Embedded Computing Design every week for 52 weeks, we're putting a wrap on this series. In this finale, Ray and I discussed some of the highlights and some of the lowlights of the [...] One such person is Ray Zinn, who has a long history in Silicon Valley, and who happens to joins us every week. But thankfully, they're right in the wheelhouse of our weekly guest, Ray Zinn. As the 37-year CEO of Micrel, Ray has lots [...] In our weekly chat, I discussed this topic with Ray Zinn, somebody who has been through many administrations and a couple of wars. So, [...] Ray Zinn, who has scores of experience on both sides of this equation, weighs in with which way he thinks is best. [...] The question I asked Ray Zinn in our weekly chat, is whether this content is warranted, or whether it's electronics looking for a home, whether it's a good fit or not. Ray has a fair amount of [...] In our weekly chat, I asked Ray Zinn what he thought was the best thing that happened in our industry, and also the worst thing that happened in our industry this year. Ray Zinn, who ran Micrel for 37 years, has lots of great advice for these folks, which he dispenses in our weekly chat. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt-4tDHbWQo&w=560&h=315] In our weekly discussion, I asked Ray Zinn that question. In his 37 years [...]


People Archive - Embedded Computing Design

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Ray Zinn: Lessons from a Leader
Ray Zinn is famous in Silicon Valley, as the 37-year CEO of Micrel, and current author, speaker, and podcaster. After speaking with Embedded Computing Design every week for 52 weeks, we're putting a wrap on this series. In this finale, Ray and I discussed some of the highlights and some of the lowlights of the [...] One such person is Ray Zinn, who has a long history in Silicon Valley, and who happens to joins us every week. But thankfully, they're right in the wheelhouse of our weekly guest, Ray Zinn. As the 37-year CEO of Micrel, Ray has lots [...] In our weekly chat, I discussed this topic with Ray Zinn, somebody who has been through many administrations and a couple of wars. So, [...] Ray Zinn, who has scores of experience on both sides of this equation, weighs in with which way he thinks is best. [...] The question I asked Ray Zinn in our weekly chat, is whether this content is warranted, or whether it's electronics looking for a home, whether it's a good fit or not. Ray has a fair amount of [...] In our weekly chat, I asked Ray Zinn what he thought was the best thing that happened in our industry, and also the worst thing that happened in our industry this year. Ray Zinn, who ran Micrel for 37 years, has lots of great advice for these folks, which he dispenses in our weekly chat. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt-4tDHbWQo&w=560&h=315] In our weekly discussion, I asked Ray Zinn that question. In his 37 years [...] I asked that question of Ray Zinn, who employed thousands of [...] While there are so many things to debate with respect to his candidacy, I asked Ray Zinn on our weekly call what effect that would have on our domestic electronics and semiconductor industries. Ray wasn't short on opinions, so hear what he [...]


People Archive - Embedded Computing Design

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Ray Zinn: Lessons from a Leader
Ray Zinn, who has scores of experience on both sides of this equation, weighs in with which way he thinks is best. [...] The question I asked Ray Zinn in our weekly chat, is whether this content is warranted, or whether it's electronics looking for a home, whether it's a good fit or not. Ray has a fair amount of [...] In our weekly chat, I asked Ray Zinn what he thought was the best thing that happened in our industry, and also the worst thing that happened in our industry this year. Ray Zinn, who ran Micrel for 37 years, has lots of great advice for these folks, which he dispenses in our weekly chat. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt-4tDHbWQo&w=560&h=315] In our weekly discussion, I asked Ray Zinn that question. In his 37 years [...] I asked that question of Ray Zinn, who employed thousands of [...] While there are so many things to debate with respect to his candidacy, I asked Ray Zinn on our weekly call what effect that would have on our domestic electronics and semiconductor industries. Ray wasn't short on opinions, so hear what he [...] I discussed this topic with Ray Zinn, the longtime former CEO of Micrel. Having been acquired himself by [...] That's the question I posed to Ray Zinn, Micrel's long-time CEO, in [...] In our weekly call, I asked Ray Zinn, Micrel's long-time CEO, what someone should do if put in this sticky situation. [...] Ray Zinn, the longtime CEO of Micrel, and our weekly guest, started his own version of Kickstarter, aptly named ZinnStarter. He offered up some seed money to college students and they are expected to take the money [...] I asked Ray Zinn, in our weekly call, what sort of standard he held himself to and what he [...] In our weekly discussion, Ray Zinn and I discussed this topic. Ray was the perfect person to have this discussion, as he had been around the block more [...] I posed that question to Ray Zinn, who stood at the helm of one of those public companies for multiple decades. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q16X9q9Q25g&w=529&h=472] I asked Ray Zinn, who was at the helm [...]


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