Profile: Silicon Laboratories Inc (SLAB.O)
5 Mar 2015
Silicon Laboratories Inc., incorporated on August 19, 1996, designs and develops analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a range of applications. Mixed-signal ICs are electronic components that convert real-world analog signals, such as sound and radio waves, into digital signals that electronic products can process. Therefore, mixed-signal ICs are critical components in products addressing a variety of markets, including communications, consumer, industrial and automotive. The Company’s portfolio also includes op-amps, current sense amplifiers, low-power analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), comparators, power management ICs, timers, and voltage detectors. The Company groups its products into categories: Broad-based products, which include its microcontroller (MCU), wireless and sensor products, timing products (clocks and oscillators), and power and isolation devices; Broadcast products, which include its broadcast audio and video products; and Access products, which include its Voice over IP (VoIP) products, embedded modems and its Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices.
In the first nine months of fiscal 2014, the Company introduced sensor development kits to accelerate Internet of Things (IoT) system design; automotive tuner ICs designed to enhance AM/FM digital radio performance for car radio systems supporting broadcast standards globally; ultra-low-jitter, frequency-flexible clock solutions for high-speed data centers and Internet infrastructure; digital isolators offering high channel count, reliability and data rates for cost-sensitive consumer electronics applications; energy-efficient capacitive sensing MCUs for human-machine interfaces (HMI); a comprehensive software solution designed to simplify the development of wirelessly connected smart meters; a 32-bit hardware and firmware development kit designed to accelerate the design of Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad (MFi) accessories; a new version of the Simplicity Studio development ecosystem that provides unified support for the Company’s energy-friendly 32-bit EFM32 Gecko MCUs and 8-bit MCUs; the expansion of its ARM-based Ember ZigBee system-on-chip (SoC) family for advanced smart energy and home automation applications; and single-chip digital ultraviolet (UV) index sensors designed to track UV exposure, ambient light and biometrics for smartphones and wearable.
Silicon Laboratories Inc
400 W Cesar Chavez St
AUSTIN TX 78701-3883