Silicon Labs Wins EDN China 2013 Innovation Awards

Silicon Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive mixed-signal ICs, today announced that the company has won two prestigious EDN China 2013 Innovation awards. The Si4438 EZRadioPRO® wireless transceiver, designed for China’s smart metering market, won Best Product in the “Networking Products” category. The Si7005 relative humidity and temperature sensor won a Leading Product award in the “Sensor Products” category.

“Silicon Labs’ Si4438 wireless transceiver and Si7005 humidity sensor stood out among the 144 nominated products as exceptionally deserving winners after several rounds of intense evaluation,” said Yorbe Zhang, Editor-in-Chief of EDN China. “The EDN China Innovation awards highlight the market success of these two Silicon Labs products, showcasing their widespread acceptance by engineers in China.”

Winners of the EDN China 2013 Innovation awards were determined by votes from the magazine’s 500,000 readers and website subscribers. The awards ceremony was held in Shanghai on Nov. 12.

“Winning these two EDN China Innovation awards is a great honor, and we appreciate this recognition of the success of our embedded products in China,” said LM Wang, vice president of sales for APAC and Japan at Silicon Labs. “We look forward to launching next-generation mixed-signal solutions in the coming year that address new market opportunities in China and around the world.”

About the Si4438 EZRadioPRO Transceiver

Silicon Labs engineered the Si4438 EZRadioPRO wireless transceiver to meet the performance, energy efficiency, cost and regulatory requirements of the smart metering market in China. Featuring an efficient on-chip power amplifier, the Si4438 provides extended range and robust communication links for smart metering by leveraging best-in-class specifications in transmit output power, sensitivity and link budget. The Si4438 is the most energy-efficient sub-GHz wireless transceiver available for China’s smart metering market, offering sleep/standby current that is 40 times lower than competing transceiver products.

About the Si7005 Relative Humidity Sensor

The Si7005 digital relative humidity (RH) and temperature sensor advances the state of the art in RH sensing by combining a mixed-signal IC manufactured on standard CMOS with a proven technique of measuring humidity. The Si7005 “sensor-on-a-chip” solution is smaller, more reliable, and easier to design in than traditional discrete/module solutions. It offers an ideal combination of ease-of-use, reliability, small size, low power and compatibility with standard manufacturing flows. The Si7005 device’s digital output and factory calibration frees developers from having to calibrate the sensor, ultimately easing production, rework and field servicing.

Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs 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 www.silabs.com.

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