Our products help conserve energy and natural resources. Our solutions enable:
Our environmental initiatives help us use lessen the environmental footprint of our operations. These efforts include:
Silicon Labs’ emissions of greenhouse gas (calculated in terms of CO2e) totaled approximately 4000 metric tons annually. The emissions are related to energy consumption. Our emissions are below Federal Greenhouse Gas reporting requirements (25,000 metric tons CO2e/year).
As the use of electronic devices pervades every aspect of our lives, reducing power consumption — as well as product footprint and bill of materials (BOM) — begins with semiconductors. Energy-saving techniques designed in at the chip level can have a far-reaching impact on system-level power consumption. Silicon Labs leverages its mixed-signal expertise to design some of the industry’s smallest, most power-efficient integrated circuits, from microcontroller to digital isolator to wireless ICs.
In addition to providing energy-efficient control and connectivity solutions for personal medical devices, home security systems, and smart home applications such as in-home utility monitors, Silicon Labs has established leading market share in several emerging applications, including:
When tomorrow's designs call for even lower power, SIlicon Labs will deliver the next wave of green energy.
As an environmental steward, we strive to reduce our carbon footprint and protect the environment at each Silicon Labs location around the world. At our headquarters in Austin, Texas, we participate in Austin’s GreenChoice program, which allows us to purchase a significant portion of our energy needs from renewable sources. By buying green power from sustainable sources such as wind farms, we help reduce the environmental impact of consuming fossil fuels to generate electricity. We believe tapping green energy is a wise financial investment over the long term that may provide a hedge against rising fossil fuel prices.
And we strive to not only use the best energy resources available, but to also reduce our overall energy consumption. For example, we replaced high intensity office light fixtures in our Austin headquarters with LED lights; saving significant energy and reducing expenses which can then be reallocated to helping our community.
Our commitment to green energy goes hand-in-hand with our commitment to our home communities. For example, we were the first corporate partner for the City of Austin’s WasteSMART award. We also help fund Austin’s pedestrian trail projects and other park improvements, sponsor environmental education and outreach programs, and match employee contributions to environmental organizations. It’s all about giving back to the communities in which we live and work.
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