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Silicon Labs Appoints Bob Conrad as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations

AUSTIN, Texas, April 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in secure, intelligent wireless technology for a more connected world, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Bob Conrad as its Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations. Conrad transitions from his current role serving on Silicon Labs' Board of Directors and brings over 40 years of experience in the semiconductor industry to his new position. With a distinguished career that includes leadership roles at Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, Fairchild Semiconductor, Freescale, and NXP Semiconductors, Conrad's extensive background will bolster Silicon Labs' global operations as the company advances its manufacturing and supply chain capabilities.

"Bob's appointment is a strategic step forward for Silicon Labs as we look to enhance our operational excellence and continue to scale our supply chain to capture the incredible market opportunity we have in front of us. His leadership, deep industry knowledge, and familiarity with our company's culture will ensure a smooth and productive transition," said Matt Johnson, President and CEO of Silicon Labs. "Bob's expertise in rapidly scaling semiconductor businesses is another exciting step forward for us on our growth journey."

In line with these changes, Sandeep Kumar, currently leading global operations, will depart from Silicon Labs in the second half of 2024. Sandeep has been pivotal in leading Silicon Labs' operational strategies, expanding manufacturing capabilities, and managing complex supply chain logistics. During his nearly two decades of service, he has significantly contributed to the company's growth and successes.

"Sandeep has been a cornerstone of Silicon Labs' operational success. His leadership and dedication have left a lasting impact on our company," Johnson remarked. "We are incredibly grateful for his nearly two decades of service and wish him the best in his future endeavors."

About Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) is a leader in secure, intelligent wireless technology for a more connected world. Our integrated hardware and software platform, intuitive development tools, thriving ecosystem, and robust support make us an ideal long-term partner in building advanced industrial, commercial, home and life applications. We make it easy for developers to solve complex wireless challenges throughout the product lifecycle and get to market quickly with innovative solutions that transform industries, grow economies, and improve lives.

Forward-Looking Statements

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