Silicon Labs is one of the few semiconductor makers I know who actually expanded during the recession. SiLabs expanded their product portfolio through acquisitions as well as by agressive technological R&D, such as their fractional multipliers and online customization tools. By growing their timing chip portfolio during the recession, now it is positioned to take the most advantage of a return to the current period of more normal growth.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.