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Silicon Laboratories Revises Revenue Outlook for the Fourth Quarter

December 16, 2008
AUSTIN, TexasDec. 16, 2008Silicon Laboratories Inc.$100$102 million$0.11 to $0.13$0.34$0.36

The fourth quarter revenue outlook declined from the company's original expectation of flat to down five percent sequentially due to supply chain contraction and weakening end market demand. Bookings and turns decelerated in the last few weeks as customers and channel partners have become more cautious in the face of weak demand.

"We continue to generate strong cash flow, maintain a pristine balance sheet and tightly control operating expenses," said Necip Sayiner, president and CEO of Silicon Laboratories. "With more new products than at any time in our history, we see good opportunities to gain market share, and we believe the business is well positioned to continue to outperform the industry."

Silicon Laboratories' fourth quarter financial announcement and conference call are scheduled for February 4th at which time the company will discuss results in more detail as well as the outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2009.

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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 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 www.silabs.com.

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