Tyson Tuttle will take the helm at analog and mixed-signal specialist Silicon Labs, the company announced Thursday (March 1), replacing Necip Sayiner as president and CEO effective April 18.
Tuttle, 44, joined Silicon Labs (Austin, Texas) in 1997, leading the company’s marketing efforts for its first RF products. He went on to oversee development of Silicon Lab’s video IC and radio development and marketing strategy. Tuttle later led the company’s broadcast business, which represents about a third of Silicon Lab's current business, until 2010, when he moved up to become chief technology officer.
Tuttle, who earned a masters' degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, was named COO last year, managing Silicon Labs' business units and R&D activities, the company said.
Touting the company’s design team and growth potential, Tuttle said in a statement: "I will be focused on leveraging this solid framework to further optimize the business and realize the high rate of growth I believe we’re capable of over the next decade.”
Sayiner, who joined Silicon Labs in 2005, will step down as CEO the day before the company’s annual shareholder meeting. Under his leadership, the company’s revenues doubled.
Silicon Labs gave no reason for the change in leadership.
The company has emphasized that it is positioned to compete with larger rivals like Texas Instruments to compete in the emerging “Internet of things” market.
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