SOURCE: EEMBC

EEMBC

June 21, 2016 08:00 ET

Silicon Labs Upgrades to EEMBC Executive Board Membership

EL DORADO HILLS, CA and AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 21, 2016) - The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) today announced that Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leading supplier of silicon, software and solutions for the Internet of Things, has upgraded its membership from subcommittee member to become the consortium's newest executive board member. Previously, Silicon Labs was a member of the EEMBC low-power subcommittee, which includes working group activities in ultra-low power benchmarks and IoT connectivity benchmarks. Silicon Labs' board membership in EEMBC allows the company to participate in a much larger role in helping to determine the strategic direction of the consortium.

EEMBC was formed in 1997 to develop meaningful performance benchmarks for the hardware and software used in embedded systems. EEMBC benchmarks help ensure predictable performance of embedded processors and systems in a range of applications and disciplines. In addition to the benchmarks currently in development, EEMBC is expanding into several important areas focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous driving (e.g. ADAS), and data centers.

"Silicon Labs has established itself as an innovator in ultra-low-power 32-bit microcontroller technology and wireless connectivity solutions, such as Bluetooth, ZigBee, Thread and proprietary protocols, which already lends a direct benefit to our IoT connectivity working group," said Markus Levy, EEMBC President. "Silicon Labs is now also a valuable addition to the EEMBC board, offering dedication and expertise that will help EEMBC succeed into the future."

"As an executive board member, we want to ensure the success of EEMBC and the continual development of credible benchmarks that will help guide our customers in making the best choices for their current and future IoT product designs," said Daniel Cooley, senior vice president and general manager of IoT products at Silicon Labs. "With Brent Wilson, Silicon Labs' director of applications engineering, already co-chairing the EEMBC IoT-Connectivity working group, becoming a board member of this important consortium was the next logical step for us."

About EEMBC
EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, was formed in 1997 as a non-profit organization that develops industry-standard benchmarks to test processors, microcontrollers, and the corresponding embedded systems. EEMBC benchmarks help ensure predictable performance of embedded processors and systems in a range of applications and disciplines. Its benchmarks are currently in use within thousands of companies and universities worldwide.

EEMBC and CoreMark are registered trademarks of the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners. For more information, visit www.eembc.org.

Silicon Labs
Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) is a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for the Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer and automotive markets. We solve the electronics industry's toughest problems, providing customers with significant advantages in performance, energy savings, connectivity and design simplicity. Backed by our world-class engineering teams with unsurpassed software and mixed-signal design expertise, Silicon Labs empowers developers with the tools and technologies they need to advance quickly and easily from initial idea to final product. www.silabs.com

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Contact Information

  • EEMBC Contact:
    Markus Levy
    EEMBC
    1.530.672.9113
    Email Contact

    Silicon Labs Contact:
    Dale Weisman
    Silicon Labs
    1.512.532.5871
    Email Contact