Thursday, February 12, 2009

Silicon Labs 10K

Customers: "During fiscal 2008, our ten largest end customers accounted for 39% of our revenues. No single end customer accounted for more than 10% of our revenues during this period. Our major customers include 2Wire, Huawei, LG Electronics, Motorola, Panasonic, Philips, Sagem, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Thomson

Wafer Foundry, Assembly and Test Vendors:
".....we rely principally on one third-party vendor, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), to manufacture the ICs we design. We also currently rely on Asian third-party assembly subcontractors, principally Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), to assemble and package the silicon chips provided by the wafers for use in final products. Additionally, we rely on these offshore subcontractors for a substantial portion of the testing requirements of our products prior to shipping. We expect utilization of third-party subcontractors to continue in the future."

Patent portfolio size:
"As of January 3, 2009, we had approximately 870 issued or pending United States patents in the IC field"