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Silicon Labs Named Supplier of the Year by Sumitomo Electric

October 04, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today announced that it has received the prestigious Supplier of the Year Award from Sumitomo Electric, International Procurement Office (IPO). Sumitomo-IPO is a material procurement company in North America of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., a leading global supplier of optical components, modules and subsystems. Sumitomo-IPO presented the award to Silicon Labs during its 5th Annual Supplier Day meeting at its U.S. headquarters in Torrance, California.

"Silicon Labs has contributed to the strength of Sumitomo Electric's optical networking business by delivering high-quality products backed by outstanding customer service and technical support," said Tetsuya Kimura, manager at Sumitomo-IPO. "Valued suppliers like Silicon Labs play an important role in helping Sumitomo Electric achieve success in the global optical networking market."

Sumitomo-IPO works with a broad range of semiconductor suppliers who must meet its stringent requirements. In determining its Supplier of the Year award, Sumitomo-IPO evaluates the performance of its suppliers based on five categories: quality, cost, delivery, responsiveness and technical support. As a key supplier of mixed-signal microcontroller solutions for Sumitomo Electric's optical modules, Silicon Labs was one of two suppliers to receive Sumitomo-IPO's Supplier of the Year Award in 2010.

"Silicon Labs is deeply honored to be named a Supplier of the Year by Sumitomo-IPO," said Mark Thompson, vice president of Silicon Labs' Embedded Mixed-Signal products. "Sumitomo-IPO requires high-quality semiconductor solutions, competitive pricing, on-time delivery, and exceptional service and support from its suppliers. Silicon Labs is dedicated to excellence in each of these areas, and we look forward to many more years of close collaboration with Sumitomo-IPO as a valued supplier."

About Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. designs, manufactures and sells optical fiber, cable and components, advanced electronic devices, and automotive parts. Through a successful strategy of research and diversification, Sumitomo Electric has become one of the world's leading companies at the forefront of the revolution in information and communications. Sumitomo Electric's world-class research and manufacturing capabilities in optical technology continue to expand and strengthen the product portfolio while maintaining industry leading levels of reliability. The company has operations around the world in more than 30 countries and employs 150,000 people. Sumitomo Electric reported group net sales of $20 billion for the year ended March 2010.

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

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