Silicon Laboratories is one of the many semiconductor-related companies in Austin. Silicon Labs is a global fabless semiconductor company that develops silicon, software, and tools for the internet infrastructure, industrial automation, voice and data, consumer, and automotive marketplace. Silicon Labs was founded in 1996 and now employs over 1,100 workers and has 11 Research and Development locations worldwide. The company has shipped over 6 billion devices since inception which include Intelligent Sensor Technology, wireless Systems on a Chip (SoC), MCUs, and power management chips for internet infrastructure and industrial automation. Silicon Laboratories is extremely prevalent in the patent-world with over 1,500 patents issued and pending. The Silicon Laboratories headquarters is located at 400 W. Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78701.