Profile: Silicon Laboratories Inc (SLAB.O)
28 Aug 2015
Silicon Laboratories Inc., incorporated on August 19, 1996, designs and develops analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a range of applications. The Company provides analog-intensive, mixed-signal solutions for use in a variety of electronic products, including portable devices, amplitude modulation/frequency modulation (AM/FM) radios and other consumer electronics, networking equipment, test and measurement equipment, industrial monitoring and control, home automation and customer premises equipment. Its products integrate mixed-signal functions that are performed by the discrete components into a single chip or chipset. The Company offers its products in three categories: Broad-based products, Broadcast products and Access products. The Company’s Broad-based products include microcontroller (MCU), wireless and sensor products, timing products (clocks and oscillators), and power and isolation devices. Its Broadcast products include broadcast audio and video products. Its Access products include its voice over internet protocol (VoIP) products, embedded modems and power over Ethernet (PoE) devices.
The Company offers a family of products suitable for embedded systems that include, 8-bit mixed-signal microcontrollers, 32-bit wireless MCUs and ultra-low-power 32-bit MCUs based on scalable, ARM Cortex-M0/M3/M4 cores, as well as peripheral devices, such as its EZRadio family of low power transceivers. This family of products addresses end-markets, including the internet of things (IoT), automotive, communications, consumer, industrial, medical and power management markets. It offers Broad-based Products for various applications, such as connected devices for the IoT, home automation, security systems, smart energy, automotive sensors and controls and medical instrumentation, among others.
The Company provides timing solutions, such as clock-tree-on-a-chip family, which offers single-chip IC solutions for clock synthesis and jitter attenuation for high data rate applications. It offers timing solutions for applications, such as networking equipment, telecommunications, optical networking, wireless base stations and backhaul and broadcast video systems, among others. Its isolation techniques enable customers to meet safety standards for isolation and solve electronic noise issues. Its products include multi-channel isolators and isolated drivers for applications, such as motor control, solar inverters, hybrid/electric automotive drive trains, industrial networking and switch mode power supplies, among others. The Company’s sensor products include optical, proximity, ambient light and relative humidity (RH)/temperature sensors. It offers these products for applications, including consumer health and fitness (wearables), industrial controls, toys and consumer electronics, monitors and lavatory controls, and smart home sensing, among others.
The Company’s hybrid television tuners with analog television demodulator enable television makers to deliver picture quality and reception for both analog and digital broadcasts. Its digital video demodulators support DVB-T/T2, DVB-S/S2, and/or DVB-C/C2 in a single chip and are suitable for equipment receiving digital terrestrial, satellite and/or cable services. It offers video tuners and demodulators for applications, such as integrated digital televisions (iDTV), free-to-air (FtA) or pay-tv set-top box receivers and PC-TV applications, among others. The Company’s AM and FM receivers deliver the tuner from antenna input to audio output in a single chip. It offers broadcast radio receivers and transmitters for applications, including automotive infotainment systems, stand-alone AM/FM radios, portable audio devices, MP3/digital media players, navigation/GPS devices and satellite radios, among others.
The Company offers ProSLIC subscriber line interface circuits, which provide analog subscriber line interface on the source end of the telephone, which generates dial tone, busy tone, caller ID and ring signal. Its offerings are suitable for VoIP telephony applications deployed over cable, digital subscriber line (DSL), optical and wireless fixed terminal networks. It offers ProSLIC for applications, such as voice functionality for cable, DSL and optical digital modems and terminal adapters, VoIP residential gateways and wireless local loop remote access systems, among others.
The Company’s ISOmodem embedded modems delivers analog modem for embedded applications. It offers ISOmodem embedded modems for applications, such as fax machines and multi-function printers, industrial monitoring, postage meters, security systems and remote medical monitoring, among others. The Company’s PoE power source equipment and powered device ICs offer integration for various applications, including enterprise networking routers and switches, wireless access points (WAP), VoIP phones, radio frequency identification (RFID) tag readers and security cameras, among others. It conducts IC design and development in its facilities and electronically transfers its IC designs to third-party semiconductor fabricators who process silicon wafers to produce the ICs that it designs.
The Company competes with Analog Devices, Atmel, Conexant, Cypress, Epson, Freescale, IDT, Laird, Lantiq, Marvell Technology Group, Maxim Integrated Products, MaxLinear, Microchip, Microsemi, NXP Semiconductors, Renesas, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments and Vectron International.
Silicon Laboratories Inc
400 W Cesar Chavez St
AUSTIN TX 78701-3883