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Silicon Laboratories Raises Guidance for Second Quarter

June 17, 2009
--Company Increases Revenue and Earnings Forecast--

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 17, 2009-- Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), today announced it now expects second quarter revenue to be up about 20 to 25 percent sequentially to $101 to $105 million, an increase from the $92 to $97 million range previously forecasted.

In addition to ramps with new products, the company is also experiencing a stronger rebound in its Access and Audio Broadcast businesses versus prior expectations. The company noted that visibility has improved considerably and bookings and shipping linearity are more consistent with healthy historical norms. The company continues to believe customer demand is tracking to end user consumption and that revenue growth is specific to market share gains and traction with the company’s products.

Based on increased revenue expectations, GAAP diluted earnings per share for the quarter are expected to increase to $0.13 to $0.16 compared to previous guidance of $0.07 to $0.11, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share are expected to increase to $0.34 to $0.37 compared to previous guidance of $0.28 to $0.32. Non-GAAP earnings per share exclude anticipated non-cash charges for stock compensation expenses.

We are pleased with the strength of the business and believe the market share momentum we have striven to maintain is resulting in a stronger revenue profile than we initially anticipated,” said Necip Sayiner, president and CEO of Silicon Laboratories. “With more new product cycles than at any time in our history, we are increasingly confident that it will only be a matter of quarters rather than years to reach and then exceed our third quarter 2008 revenue peak.”

The company does not intend to provide any additional updates for the second quarter until July 29th when it plans to report complete second quarter financial results and third quarter guidance.

About 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 www.silabs.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements based on Silicon Laboratories’ current expectations. The words “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “project,” “will,” “guidance” and similar phrases as they relate to Silicon Laboratories are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current views and assumptions of Silicon Laboratories and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are the following: risks that Silicon Laboratories may not be able to maintain its historical growth; quarterly fluctuations in revenues and operating results; volatile stock price; average selling prices of products may decrease significantly and rapidly, dependence on a limited number of products and customers; difficulties developing new products that achieve market acceptance; risks that Silicon Laboratories may not be able to manage strains associated with its growth; dependence on key personnel; difficulties managing our manufacturers and subcontractors; difficulties managing international activities; credit risks associated with our accounts receivable; geographic concentration of manufacturers, assemblers, test service providers and customers in the Pacific Rim that subjects Silicon Laboratories’ business and results of operations to risks of natural disasters, epidemics, war and political unrest; product development risks; inventory-related risks; intellectual property litigation risks; risks associated with acquisitions and divestitures; the competitive and cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry and other factors that are detailed in Silicon Laboratories’ filings with the SEC. Silicon Laboratories disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Source: Silicon Laboratories Inc.

Silicon Laboratories Inc.
Shannon Pleasant, 512-464-9254
shannon.pleasant@silabs.com

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