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Silicon Labs Overview

Austin, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
1996
Company - Public (SLAB)
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Silicon Labs is a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world. Powering everything from electric vehicles and smart meters to connected light bulbs and thermostats, our award-winning technologies are shaping the future of the Internet ... Read more

Mission: Silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world.

Company Updates

  • Congratulations to our CFO, John Hollister, for being named the 2018 Best CFO by the Austin Business Journal!

    Best CFOs in Austin: Silicon Labs' John Hollister on his way to growing a billion-dollar company - Austin Business Journal

    Editor's note: This is one of several articles about the Best CFOs of 2018. See the others here. John Hollister has helped steer Silicon Laboratories Inc. as CFO since 2012, and has proven to be adept at running a global, publicly traded innovator on the semiconductor scene.

  • What terms will dominate IoT news in the coming years? Our CSO Daniel Cooley shares some predictions with Embedded Computing Design:

    Trends to Track for Next Year, According to SiLabs

    Ultra-low-power computing, connectivity, aka IoT, and machine learning are three of the areas that will dominate the tech news over the next year or two, along with security. That's the response I got from Daniel Cooley, the newly appointed Chief Strategy Officer for Silicon Labs.

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Silicon Labs – Why Work For Us?


We hire the most innovative talent in the world to solve the industry's toughest problems, providing our customers with significant advantages in performance, energy savings, connectivity and design simplicity. Silicon Labs' software and mixed signal engineering teams create solutions for customers in diverse markets including IoT, internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer, and automotive. You can see our technology inside the products from the market leader in home automation, electric vehicles, green technology, smart TVs, and home voice control automation. We take pride in our products and in our people, and that's one of the many reasons we continue to be awarded Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company.



 

 



We believe in the power of small teams with big ideas. We value creativity, simplicity, authenticity, and diversity.

Our Vision

Be the leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world.

Our Values

We hire, foster, and empower great talent. We look for technical skill, creativity, and the potential to do great things. We value big-picture thinkers and cross-functional doers. We create an environment of trust and encourage open, two-way communication.

We create customer value and commercial success through innovation and simplicity. We focus on innovation and simplicity. We eliminate the unnecessary and perfect the essential to help our customers achieve success.

We meet our commitments and hold ourselves accountable. We lead by example and expect accountability. We communicate frequently, effectively, and concisely. We practice asterisk-free engineering. Our products work as advertised, from brochure to data sheet.

We do the right thing. We conduct ourselves with integrity. We encourage responsible risk-taking. We balance short-term impact with long-term gains. We build the right solutions for the right markets, worldwide. We do what is right for the customer.


 Philanthropy and Community Service

Silicon Labs is committed to sharing our success with the community. We see community service as another opportunity to build a smarter, more connected world. Silicon Labs provides financial and volunteer support to non-profits that promote STEM education and improve quality of life in communities where we operate. Every year, Silicon Labs donates more than 1% of its profits to charitable organizations.

In addition to corporate sponsorships and in-kind donations, we provide numerous opportunities for employees to get involved with their favorite nonprofit organizations. Employees are given 24 hours of work time to volunteer at the charity of their choice. We also offer a corporate match program for U.S. employees.



Check Out Some of Our Perks

Innovation doesn't start with companies, it starts with people. From the comprehensive benefits packages to fun social gatherings, we do our best to share our success with employees. Here are some examples of the perks and benefits you can expect at Silicon Labs (varies by location).

Top Talent

We work with the best and brightest and learn from each other every day. Our employees have more than 1,500 patents and showcase their skills all over the world.

Philanthropy

We give more than 1% of our profits to charities around the world and 24 hours of annual paid volunteer time off to employees.

Recognition

Whether it's hitting a team milestone, completing a major project, or celebrating a work anniversary, we make recognition a priority.

Learning & Developmnet

We host technical trainings with world-renowned thought leaders, offer leadership development classes, and have a library of online courses employees can access anywhere at any time.

Wellness

We offer several medical, dental, and vision insurance plans to fit the needs of employees and their families. Employees also participate in global fitness activities and challenges.

Total Rewards

Take advantage of our profit sharing, retirement benefits, short and long term disability, and life insurance plans.

New College Grads

At Silicon Labs, new college grads have the opportunity to dive into a wide variety of projects across disciplines and make a real impact in an environment that encourages learning and growth. We've developed a reputation as a great place to work - come launch your career with us!

Interns

One of our guiding values is to hire, foster and empower great talent. Our internship program cultivates this philosophy through highly sought-after positions in software, design, operational engineering, technical marketing and sales, as well as corporate marketing and finance.

Explore Silicon Labs current openings on our careers page.


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    + Great team
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    No cons as far as I know

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

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Silicon Labs Photos

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Silicon Labs Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Silicon Labs (New York, NY).

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    Met Silicon Labs representatives at a career fair at my university. Had a technical chat with an applications engineer and after talking for about 10-15 minutes, he said that I should expect a call within a couple of months. The representative was very professional and friendly. Roughly 3 months later, I got an email from them asking me to schedule for a telephonic interview. A couple of weeks later I had an hour long interview with an engineering hiring manager. He started with behavioral questions and then continued to ask questions about projects on my resume. Then, he tested me a bit on RF basics. The questions were fairly straightforward. Overall, the interviewer was very professional and seemed to be more interested in the methodology of how I got the answers than the answers themselves (which I consider a sign of a good company culture).

    Interview Questions

    • In-depth questions about projects related to the job description (E.g: Since my projects were mainly in antenna design, I was asked, how do I start designing antennas and which starting parameters do I take into account before starting my design)   1 Answer
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Silicon Labs Awards & Accolades

  • Best Companies to Work for in Texas, Fortune, 2018
  • Top Workplaces 2017, Austin American-Statesman, 2017
  • Best CEO, Austin Business Journal, 2017
  • Ethics in Business and Community Award, RecognizeGood, 2017
  • Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Award, Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), 2017
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