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Silicon Laboratories Promotes Key Contributor to Chief Operating Officer

May 12, 2011

Expanding Role Leverages Skill Set and Track Record of Company's Principal Product and Technology Development Executive

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), today announced the promotion of Tyson Tuttle to senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO), reporting to Necip Sayiner, president and CEO, effective immediately.

In his expanded role as COO, Mr. Tuttle will continue his responsibilities as chief technical officer while also providing additional oversight and direction for the company's product development strategy. In this capacity, the company's three business units will report to Mr. Tuttle. The new role underscores a continued focus on Silicon Labs' high standards for new product investments particularly as the company grows and diversifies. Mr. Tuttle will work with the business unit leaders on strategic product plans and resource allocations to support the corporate strategy.

Mr. Tuttle joined Silicon Laboratories in 1997 as a senior design engineer and helped to develop the company's first product, a silicon direct access arrangement (DAA). The market success of that strategic product helped the company go public in 2000. Since that time, he has played a key role in the definition, development and launch of many of the company's groundbreaking products. Mr. Tuttle led the product definition and marketing of the company's first cellular products and spearheaded the creation of the successful Audio product line including the world's first single-chip AM/FM radio. Mr. Tuttle also contributed to the definition and development of the company's innovative silicon TV tuner as vice president and general manager of the company's Broadcast business unit, before being promoted to CTO in 2010.

"Tyson has been a star performer and contributor to the company's success for more than a decade. This promotion reflects our desire to capitalize on his track record and expand his responsibilities," said Necip Sayiner, president and CEO of Silicon Laboratories.

Prior to Silicon Labs, Mr. Tuttle held senior design engineering and management positions at Crystal Semiconductor/Cirrus Logic and Broadcom Corporation. Mr. Tuttle holds an M.S. in electrical engineering from UCLA and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He has 122 patents issued or pending in the areas of RF and mixed-signal IC design.

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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 patented semiconductor solutions offers customers significant advantages in performance, size and power consumption. For more information about Silicon Labs, please visit

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