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Nav Sooch, Chairman

Mr. Sooch co-founded Silicon Labs in August 1996 and has served as Chairman of the Board since the company's inception. From October 2011 to April 2018, he served as the CEO of Ketra, a private company in the field of solid-state lighting. Mr. Sooch served as Chief Executive Officer from the company's inception through the end of fiscal 2003 and served as interim Chief Executive Officer from April 2005 to September 2005. From March 1985 until founding Silicon Labs, Mr. Sooch held various positions at Crystal Semiconductor/Cirrus Logic, a designer and manufacturer of integrated circuits, including Vice President of Engineering, as well as Product Planning Manager of Strategic Marketing and Design Engineer. From May 1982 to March 1985, Mr. Sooch was a Design Engineer with AT&T Bell Labs. Mr. Sooch holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Dearborn and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.