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Silicon Laboratories : Awaits Official Complaint Before Exerting Well Established RF Patent Portfolio

05/14/2012 | 01:40pm US/Eastern

Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: SLAB) learned today of MaxLinear's announcement of a declaratory judgment against the company to obtain a ruling that MaxLinear products, such as the MxL301 and MxL601 tuner ICs, do not infringe nineteen patents owned by Silicon Labs.

Silicon Labs has not yet received the official complaint, and will determine its response upon review. The company pointed out it has an extensive patent portfolio in RF-related technologies of more than 200 patents, a heritage of first-of-a-kind innovations in iDTV and other markets, and a track record of vigorously defending its patents against infringement.

Silicon Laboratories Inc.

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. As a leading developer of RF technology in CMOS, Silicon Labs has shipped over one billion radio ICs worldwide and has developed an extensive broadcast patent portfolio which includes more than 200 patents and applications. For more information about Silicon Labs, please visit

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Silicon Laboratories Inc.
Shannon Pleasant, 512-464-9254

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