Today is Silicon Labs’ 20th anniversary, and part of the celebration has been this blog series looking back at some of the milestones we’ve hit on our way to becoming a leading provider for IoT solutions. I’ve had the unique opportunity to dive into some of these stories and learn more about what went into building the company. Like how founders Nav Sooch, Dave Welland, and Jeff Scott flipped a coin to decide whether or not to strike out on their own. We still have the quarter!
One theme that stood out from all of the stories I heard. More than the technology or innovations or even the changing business landscape, people were at the center of these stories.
We started the series with a look at what we mean when we talk about ‘a more connected world’ and how the IoT isn’t just about things. It’s shaping society in new ways every day and we’re excited to be part of that evolution.
In the second part of our series, we shared some insight about the earliest days of the company, including our early success with building better DAAs for modems. In the first half-decade we went from start-up to initial public offering on the strength of the DAA and our CMOS RF synthesizer chip.
Do you remember what your phone looked like in 2016? Your clothes? 2016 seems like worlds away from 1996, and in this post we take a look at some of the differences between the world today and what it was like when we started.
Our employees love giving back, and Habitat for Humanity has been a fun way for us to give back as a team. In this blog we shared about our experience rebuilding the home of an Onion Creek resident after hers was destroyed by flooding in 2013.
This year two long-time employees, Jon Ivester and Bill Bock, retired. We took the opportunity to talk to both of them about their time with the company, how the world has changed since those early days, and what they feel the future holds for the IoT.
Of course we wouldn’t be where we are without our customers. In this post we spoke to James Jeffries, the CEO of Mobilogix, about its mission as an end-to-end IoT integrator and how technology has changed over the course of 20 years.
Last year we acquired Bluegiga Technologies, a privately held company based in Espoo, Finland and one of the world’s fastest growing independent providers of short-range wireless connectivity solutions and software for the IoT. This was a major step toward bringing our vision for a more connected world to life.
In this installment, we explore how we entered the multibillion-dollar, 8-bit MCU market in 2003 with the acquisition of Cygnal Integrated Products. By the end of 2004, we had more than 70 MCU products that captured, computed and communicated signals in a single system-on-a-chip (SoC). The rest is history.