What does Silicon Labs have in common with tech industry giants like Amazon, AMD and SanDisk? An obsessive commitment to research and development, and a spot in the top ten of CNBC’s R&D All-Stars rankings. You can read more about the methodology, but the gist is that Silicon Labs devotes more than a quarter of its revenue to R&D, and expects to see an excellent return on that investment in the year to come.
While we’re thrilled to be at number five on this list, we’re even more excited about the fruits of all that innovation. CNBC points out that the biggest beneficiaries of R&D spending are, ultimately, the shareholders, Silicon Labs sees it a bit differently. To us, you’re the beneficiary. Our constant striving for excellence in design has led to some big wins recently:
- Si534x Differential + LVCMOS Clock Generators that are ultra-low jitter for the most exacting specifications and high-performance requirements of Internet Infrastructure
- Optical Sensor IC Devices that detect UV index, ambient lighting, long range proximity, heart rate/pulse oximetry and motion with 2D or 3D gestures
- Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad Development Kit and SDK Software (MFi) that jumpstarts low-cost development for iOS accessories
While these and other innovations are undoubtedly good for business, they’re even better for you. Your designs take flight faster and with greater agility than ever before. That’s the measure of innovation to us. If you’d like to read more about the “R&D elite,” you can check out the full list at CNBC.