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Silicon Laboratories Asserts Intellectual Property Rights

August 16, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug 16, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: SLAB) today announced the filing of a patent infringement lawsuit against Airoha Technology Corporation, a Taiwan-based IC maker, in the U.S. Federal District Court in Austin, Texas.

The lawsuit alleges that Airoha has infringed two patents relating to mixed-signal integrated circuits, specifically United States Patents No. 6,226,506 and No. 6,233,441 with, but not limited to, its FM receiver products.

"We invest heavily in R&D to build our differentiated technology and must vigorously pursue the defense of our intellectual property," said Nestor Ho, general counsel for Silicon Laboratories. "We will seek a permanent injunction against the infringing products."

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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SOURCE: Silicon Laboratories Inc.

Silicon Laboratories Inc.
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