Silicon Laboratories celebrates a decade-long run

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 28 September 2006, 07:00 Hrs
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Austin: Silicon Laboratories Inc is celebrating ten years of success in delivering mixed-signal innovation. Founded in 1996 in Austin, Texas by Nav Sooch, Dave Welland and Jeff Scott, the company has come a long way from its initial product of an analog modem for personal computers. To becoming a a global enterprise with operations, sales and design activities worldwide

By fundamentally changing semiconductor architectures, Silicon Laboratories accomplished a number of industry first timers in the field communications, wireless, networking, power and micro controller markets building a portfolio of market leading products leveraging mixed-signal trade secrets, a world-class engineering team and more than 700 issued or patent pending innovations.

Commenting on the occasion, Nav Sooch, Silicon Laboratories' co-founder and chairman of the board of directors said, "Few companies have grown as consistently and profitably as Silicon Labs. By striving for excellence in all that we do, we've been able to create a company with not only strong products and financial performance, but a sustainable values-oriented culture and a history of giving back to our community. We are very proud of what the team has accomplished over the last decade, and we're enthusiastic about the future potential of the business. Over the next ten years, we'll be leveraging expanded resources, the best team of mixed-signal engineers in the world and our cycles of learning to bring our technology leadership to brand new markets."

The company completed a successful initial public offering (IPO) in 2000 and today it is a publicly traded, approximately $500 million company, leading mixed-signal innovation across a broad set of products.

The company has also been on the receiving end of 20 design awards establishing itself a leadership position in many major semiconductor markets and has shipped close to 2 billion CMOS-based mixed-signal ICs.

"Mixed-signal is at the forefront of the next generation of innovation as the analog world we live in and the digital world of computing continue to intersect. Over the next ten years, we'll see power consumption and battery life improve in portable devices, dramatically increasing the convergence of functionality in these products. Broadcast technology will become highly portable; power supplies, wireless networks, and remote monitoring will become commonplace, and bandwidth requirements will continue to increase," said Necip Sayiner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Laboratories.

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