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Samsung Adopts Silicon Laboratories Aero IIe EDGE Transceiver

December 18, 2006

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 18, 2006--Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq:SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today announced Samsung has selected the Aero® IIe EDGE transceiver for multiple handset platforms. The Aero IIe transceiver is the industry's easiest-to-use, highest performance RF transceiver for GSM/GPRS/EDGE handsets, smart phones and data modems. Based on Silicon Laboratories' proven Aero transceiver architecture, the Aero IIe transceiver offers a high level of integration, small footprint and industry-leading performance to enable lower total system costs for handset makers.

To simplify manufacturing for handset makers, the Aero IIe transceiver employs a unique dual-transmitter architecture for EDGE that eliminates the transmit SAW from conventional linear architectures without the calibration complexity of existing polar radios. The Aero IIe transceiver also includes the highly-integrated digitally-controlled crystal oscillator (DCXO) on chip to minimize the radio bill-of-materials. Unlike competing polar architectures, which require custom components, the Aero IIe transceiver architecture is compatible with power amplifiers and basebands from multiple leading vendors in the market. In addition to small size, the Aero IIe transceiver's proven digital receiver technology also delivers the highest receive sensitivity.

The Aero IIe transceiver is the fourth generation of Silicon Laboratories' proven Aero transceiver family which has shipped in millions of handsets worldwide. The Aero IIe is designed in a standard 0.13-micron CMOS process and available in a tiny 5 x 6 mm package with single-ended transmit outputs to provide an entire quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE radio with only 14 components.

"Driving down the total system cost for handsets, while maintaining high performance, is a key factor for manufacturers like Samsung," said Dan Rabinovitsj, vice president at Silicon Laboratories. "The Aero IIe transceiver offers industry-leading receive and transmit performance in the smallest form-factor for EDGE handsets. Samsung will benefit from improved yields and simplified production due to the automatic integrated calibration techniques used in the Aero IIe transceiver."

About Silicon Laboratories Inc.

Silicon Laboratories Inc. is a leading designer of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a broad range of applications. Silicon Laboratories' diverse portfolio of highly integrated, patented solutions is developed by a world-class engineering team with decades of cumulative expertise in cutting-edge mixed-signal design. The company has design, engineering, marketing, sales and applications offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Silicon Laboratories please visit

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