MaxLinear Files Declaratory Judgment Action Against Silicon Labs

CARLSBAD, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 14, 2012 — MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio-frequency (RF) and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communication applications, announced today that it has filed a declaratory judgment complaint in United States District Court against Silicon Laboratories, Inc. as defendant to obtain a ruling that MaxLinear products, such as the MxL301 and MxL601 tuner ICs, do not infringe nineteen (19) patents owned by the defendant. The declaratory judgment complaint further seeks a ruling that the defendant’s patents are invalid.

"MaxLinear is a strong believer in intellectual property and respects the intellectual property rights of other companies. MaxLinear has invested millions of dollars in research and development to create its industry leading tuner technology and to obtain fundamental patents covering its unique tuner technology,” said Dr. Kishore Seendripu, CEO of MaxLinear.

“MaxLinear filed today’s declaratory judgment action in response to Silicon Labs’ false allegations to our customers that MaxLinear’s products infringe their patents,” Dr. Seendripu continued. “We had requested that they refrain from making these false and damaging allegations to our customers and to provide us with the factual basis for their infringement allegations. Instead, they have continued to threaten our customers with false allegations of patent infringement in hopes of disrupting customer relationships and hiding the fact that their products cannot match the performance of MaxLinear products, such as the MxL601. MaxLinear filed the declaratory judgment action to obtain confirmation that MaxLinear products do not infringe any of their patents.”

About MaxLinear, Inc.

MaxLinear, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications. MaxLinear is located in Carlsbad, California, and its address on the Internet is www.maxlinear.com.

MxL and the MaxLinear logo are trademarks of MaxLinear, Inc. Other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning or implying anticipated litigation results, future financial performance, or trends and growth opportunities affecting MaxLinear. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In particular, intellectual property litigation is expensive and may result in a diversion of management’s time and attention, both of which could adversely affect our future operating results. In addition to these risks and uncertainties, investors should review the risks and uncertainties contained in MaxLinear’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including risks and uncertainties identified in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. MaxLinear is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



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