Silicon Labs Announces Third Quarter 2013 Results

Record Revenue for Broadcast Video and Solid Results for Broad-based Products

AUSTIN, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 24, 2013Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), today reported financial results for its third quarter ended Sept. 28, 2013. Overall revenue in the third quarter was $146.9 million, an increase of 3.8 percent sequentially and a 1.7 percent decrease compared with the same period a year ago.

Financial Highlights

On a GAAP basis, gross margins were 60.0 percent. GAAP R&D investment increased on a sequential basis and year over year to $40.7 million. GAAP SG&A expenses increased both sequentially and year over year to $37.0 million. Resulting GAAP operating income as a percentage of revenue decreased both sequentially and year over year to 7.1 percent. GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.15, down 48.3 percent sequentially and down 37.5 percent year over year due primarily to Energy Micro acquisition-related items.

The non-GAAP results exclude the impact of stock compensation, amortization from acquired intangible assets and certain other items as set forth in the reconciliation table below. Non-GAAP gross margins decreased sequentially to 61.1 percent. On a non-GAAP basis, R&D expenses increased to $33.7 million, and SG&A expenses increased to $29.8 million. Non-GAAP operating income in the quarter was 17.9 percent. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share in the quarter were $0.45, down sequentially and year over year.

Business Highlights

Silicon Labs reported record revenue for Broadcast video products and solid performance for microcontroller (MCU) and timing products. Revenue from Broad-based products, which include MCU, timing, power and sensor products, represented 50 percent of total revenue in the third quarter, up 6.5 percent sequentially.

The company continues to expand its position in the Internet of Things (IoT) market with solid design win activity in home automation, smart energy and smart metering applications. Silicon Labs completed its first quarter with Energy Micro as a key part of the company. The teams and operational systems are fully integrated, and the product development roadmaps are aligned to enable the next generation of energy-friendly microcontrollers and radios. During the quarter, Silicon Labs introduced a new family of 8-bit MCUs optimized for cost-sensitive motor control and industrial applications.

Revenue from Broadcast products, including audio and video tuner product lines, represented 35 percent of total revenue in the third quarter and delivered another growth quarter.

In the third quarter, Silicon Labs introduced a new family of TV tuners offering the industry’s highest performance and integration, as well as lowest system cost. These TV tuners are based on five generations of patented architectural enhancements and a production history of more than 200 million silicon tuners shipped to date, solidifying Silicon Labs’ No. 1 position in the video tuner market. Continuing to diversify its Broadcast video revenue, the company also announced the world’s most advanced digital video broadcast (DVB) demodulators for TVs and set-top boxes.

“We achieved record revenue in the third quarter for our industry-leading Broadcast video products, as well as solid results for our Broad-based products,” said Tyson Tuttle, CEO of Silicon Labs. “The integration of Energy Micro further strengthens our Broad-based portfolio and our leadership position in low-energy MCU solutions for the Internet of Things.”

The company expects revenue for the fourth quarter to be in the range of $140 million to $145 million, with declines in Broadcast video reflecting weak end-customer demand and pronounced seasonality.

Webcast and Conference Call

A conference call discussing the quarterly results will follow this press release at 7:30 a.m. Central time. An audio webcast will be available simultaneously on Silicon Labs' website under Investor Relations ( A replay will be available after the call at the same website listed above or by calling 1 (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 (international) and by entering 39717386. The replay will be available through Nov. 24.

About Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs 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

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements based on Silicon Labs' current expectations. The words "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "plan," "project," "will" and similar phrases as they relate to Silicon Labs are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current views and assumptions of Silicon Labs and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are the following: risks that Silicon Labs may not be able to maintain its historical growth; quarterly fluctuations in revenues and operating results; difficulties developing new products that achieve market acceptance; dependence on a limited number of products and customers; intellectual property litigation risks; risks associated with acquisitions and divestitures; product liability risks; difficulties managing our distributors, manufacturers and subcontractors; inventory-related risks; difficulties managing international activities; risks that Silicon Labs may not be able to manage strains associated with its growth; credit risks associated with our accounts receivable; dependence on key personnel; stock price volatility; geographic concentration of manufacturers, assemblers, test service providers and customers in Asia that subjects Silicon Labs' business and results of operations to risks of natural disasters, epidemics, war and political unrest; debt-related risks; capital-raising risks; the competitive and cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry; average selling prices of products may decrease significantly and rapidly; information technology risks; conflict mineral risks and other factors that are detailed in the SEC filings of Silicon Laboratories Inc. Silicon Labs disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. References in this press release to Silicon Labs shall mean Silicon Laboratories Inc.

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