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Silicon Labs' CEO Selected as Executive of the Year

April 01, 2009
Sayiner's Strategic Vision and Successful Execution Recognized by Industry

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 1, 2009-- Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today announced that its president and chief executive officer, Necip Sayiner, was selected as Executive of the Year by EE Times at their fifth Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards (www.eetimes-ace.com).

The EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards celebrate the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world we live in. These creators, and their innovations, were recognized at the EE Times ACE Awards Presentation on March 31, 2009, as part of TechInsight’s Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, the largest electronic systems design event in North America.

Since joining Silicon Labs in 2005, Sayiner has provided a focused, strategic vision for the company, instilled a level of design discipline that has increased the efficiency and output of the company’s R&D funnel and gained the confidence and trust of the employees who consistently vote Silicon Labs one of the best places to work citing their confidence in management. By building and nurturing Sayiner’s vision for the company, Silicon Labs’ growth and profitability have afforded the opportunity to make significant investments in R&D. The result being greater than 20 percent growth in 2008 when the industry grew only four percent.

EE Times ACE Awards are judged by a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts, comprised of the leading voices of academia, industry and Wall Street executives.

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.

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Silicon Laboratories Inc.
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