Silicon Labs to Collaborate in Development of EEMBC Ultra-Low Power Microcontroller Benchmark

     Silicon Labs to Collaborate in Development of EEMBC Ultra-Low Power
                          Microcontroller Benchmark

PR Newswire

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., Jan.31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Embedded
Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) today announced that Silicon
Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: SLAB), a leader in high-performance,
analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, has joined the consortium's working group
developing a benchmark for ultra-low power microcontrollers (MCUs). This
working group is a subset of the EEMBC Automotive/Industrial subcommittee,
which is also developing benchmarks that target low-power automotive
applications. Silicon Labs' membership in EEMBC will allow the company to use
these benchmarks, as well as EEMBC CoreMark®, to validate and publicize the
performance of its ultra-low-power mixed-signal microcontroller products.

EEMBC was formed in 1997 to develop meaningful performance benchmarks for the
hardware and software used in embedded systems. EEMBC benchmarks help ensure
predictable performance of embedded processors and systems in a range of
applications and disciplines. In addition to the benchmarks currently in
development, the Automotive/Industrial subcommittee supports the
industry-standard benchmark suite called AutoBench, currently in use within
thousands of companies and universities worldwide.

"Silicon Labs has established itself as an innovator in ultra-low-power 32-bit
microcontroller technology with its Precision32 mixed-signal MCU family based
on ARM Cortex-M3 processor," said Markus Levy, EEMBC President. "Silicon Labs
is a valuable addition to the EEMBC ultra-low-power MCU working group,
offering expertise in a variety of energy-saving techniques, architectures and
tools that enable developers to optimize their power-sensitive embedded
designs."

"We look forward to helping the EEMBC working group develop a new benchmark
that will advance chip- and system-level energy efficiency for the embedded
industry," said Diwakar Vishakhadatta, vice president and general manager of
Silicon Labs' Embedded Systems business. "The path to ultra-low power begins
with MCU architectural innovation, and the next critical step is to provide
developers with sophisticated software tools and benchmarks that will enable
them to achieve unprecedented power savings."

About EEMBC

EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, is a non-profit
organization that develops industry-standard benchmarks to test embedded
processors and systems such as smart phones and network firewall appliances.
EEMBC's benchmark development work is supported by yearly member dues and
license fees. Further information is available at www.eembc.org.

EEMBC, CoreMark, and BrowsingBench are registered trademarks of the Embedded
Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium. All other trademarks appearing herein are
the property of their respective owners. For more information, visit
www.eembc.org.

About 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. For more information about Silicon Labs, please visit
www.silabs.com.

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SOURCE Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC)

Website: http://www.eembc.org
Contact: Markus Levy, EEMBC, +1-530-672-9113, markus.levy@eembc.org ; Dale
Weisman, Silicon Laboratories Inc., +1-512-532-5871, dale.weisman@silabs.com
 
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