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Silicon Laboratories Expands Leadership Team

September 17, 2007

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 17, 2007--Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq:SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive mixed-signal ICs, announced today the addition of two key leaders to the management team, Carlos Garcia and Mark Thompson. Mr. Garcia will be the general manager of the company's access product business, which includes the company's market-leading voice and modem products. Mr. Thompson will be general manager of the broadcast audio business, which includes the company's very successful FM tuner and transmitter product lines.

Prior to joining Silicon Labs, Mr. Garcia spent more than ten years with LSI/Agere where he was most recently the vice president of system and field application engineering for the networking and storage products group. Through various management roles at Agere, Mr. Garcia demonstrated his results-oriented leadership by consistently growing revenue profitability, developing emerging businesses and advancing the customer footprint in new markets. Prior to joining Agere, Mr. Garcia served as director of telecommunications products for Harris Semiconductor. He also held several design management roles establishing remote design centers and supporting the development of linear and data acquisition IC products.

"Carlos' breadth in strategic planning, product marketing, design and application engineering for products addressing the wireline and wireless access and edge markets is directly aligned with our desire to fully maximize the potential of our voice and modem businesses," said Dave Bresemann, vice president and general manager of wireline products. "Carlos will be a tremendous asset as we focus on growing our market share in this key business."

Mr. Thompson joined Silicon Labs in 2000 as a product manager for the company's first product, the silicon DAA. Mr. Thompson was promoted in 2002 to director of marketing for all wireline products. Mr. Thompson was instrumental in identifying new product areas and expanding the wireline customer base, which contributed to doubling business unit revenue. In 2006, Mr. Thompson became the director of marketing for the broadcast group, helping to drive the strategic direction for the new product line and building the marketing infrastructure to diversify the audio business. Prior to joining Silicon Labs, Mr. Thompson held product management roles at BMC Software and Freescale Semiconductor.

"Mark has a proven track record of translating early product success into sustainable, growing businesses," said Tyson Tuttle, vice president and general manager of broadcast products for Silicon Laboratories. "His leadership and drive will enable us to focus on the customer diversification and product line expansion we are targeting."

Silicon Laboratories Inc.

Silicon Laboratories is an industry leader in the innovation of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs. Developed by a world-class engineering team with unsurpassed expertise in mixed-signal design, Silicon Labs' diverse portfolio of highly integrated, easy-to-use products offers customers significant advantages in performance, size and power consumption. These patented solutions serve a broad set of markets and applications including consumer, communications, computing, industrial and automotive.

Headquartered in Austin, TX, Silicon Labs is a global enterprise with operations, sales and design activities worldwide. The company is committed to contributing to our customers' success by recruiting the highest quality talent to create industry-changing innovations. For more information about Silicon Labs, please visit

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