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Silicon Laboratories Appoints Mark Thompson Vice President and General Manager of Microcontroller Products

January 05, 2009
AUSTIN, TexasJan. 5, 2009Silicon Laboratories Inc.

Mr. Thompson joined Silicon Labs in 2000 and served as director of marketing for the company's wireline products and then director of marketing for the broadcast products before being promoted to general manager of broadcast audio products in 2007. In the general manager role, Mr. Thompson was responsible for the expansion of the audio business into the consumer and automotive markets while growing market share in the highly competitive handset business.

Prior to joining Silicon Labs, Mr. Thompson worked at BMC software and Freescale/Motorola. During his seven year tenure at Freescale/Motorola, Mr. Thompson held a variety of engineering and marketing roles, all pertaining to 8-bit and 16-bit embedded MCUs. Mr. Thompson's leadership at Freescale/Motorola resulted in the development of more efficient and lower cost product test methodologies, as well as multiple new product introductions in the consumer and automotive markets.

"Our MCU business has grown 30 to 40 percent per year since 2003, and the portfolio has expanded to address close to half of the $5 billion

8-bit MCU market," said Necip Sayiner, president and CEO of Silicon Laboratories. "We believe our MCU products will continue to be a significant growth engine for the business, and we're pleased to promote one of our most capable, proven business managers for our next phase of growth and expansion."

Tyson Tuttle, vice president of the broadcast products, will assume interim responsibility as general manager of the broadcast audio products until a new general manager is selected.

Silicon Laboratories Inc.

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