|Silicon Laboratories, Inc. (SLAB) is a mixed signal fabless semiconductor company based in Austin, Texas.
The company was founded in 1996 by three veterans from the former Crystal Semiconductor – Nav Sooch, Dave Welland and Jeff Scott . The company's CEO is Necip Sayiner. The company went public in 2000 and has been profitable every quarter since then, up until Q1-2009Silicon Labs leverages its intellectual property to develop mixed-signal ICs that typically integrate a number of discrete functions on a single CMOS die. The company has leveraged its technology portfolio to expand into a number of large markets. The company has three main businesses:
* Access - which includes [http://www.silabs.com/products/modems/pages/default.aspx analog modems] for set-top boxes, point of sale terminals and multi-function printers, [http://www.silabs.com/products/voice/pages/default.aspx SLICs for VoIP gateways], and [http://www.silabs.com/products/power/pages/default.aspx#poe PoE devices] for networking gear
* Broadcast - which includes single chip [http://www.silabs.com/products/wireless/pages/default.aspx AM/FM radios] and [http://www.silabs.com/products/audiovideo/pages/default.aspx silicon TV tuners and demodulators]
* Broad-based - which includes [http://www.silabs.com/mcu microcontrollers], [http://www.silabs.com/timing timing ICs] (clocks and oscillators), [http://www.silabs.com/isolation digital isolators], [http://www.silabs.com/products/wireless/pages/default.aspx short-range wireless receiver ICs] and [http://www.silabs.com/quicksense human interface] solutions such as touch controllers and proximity sensors.
Silicon Laboratories has about 825 employees worldwide and research and development offices located throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. Silicon Labs' customers include Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Thomson.