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William Bock is Silicon Lab's CFO

8th November 2006
ES Admin
Silicon Laboratories has announced the appointment of William Bock as senior vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer, effective immediately. Mr. Bock will be resigning as a director on Silicon Laboratories’ board where he served as chairman of the audit committee since the company went public in March, 2000. In addition to his familiarity with Silicon Laboratories’ products, strategy and mixed-signal history, Mr. Bock brings to the company thirty years of business acumen spanning finance, operations and sales.
“Bill has been closely engaged with the company’s management team during his tenure on our

board, which will enable him to get up to speed quickly in his new role,” said Necip Sayiner,

president and CEO of Silicon Laboratories. “Bill brings a wealth of experience from various

senior management positions that will be instrumental in helping the company navigate the next

decade of growth and diversification. He will be a tremendous asset to the company, and I am

looking forward to working closely with him to execute on our business strategy and achieve our

financial goals.”



Prior to joining Silicon Laboratories, Mr. Bock was a partner at venture capital firms CenterPoint

Ventures and Verity Ventures. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Bock served as president and chief

executive officer of DAZEL Corporation, a provider of electronic information delivery systems.

After DAZEL’s acquisition by HP, Mr. Bock served as vice president for HP until 2001. Prior to

DAZEL, Mr. Bock served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Tivoli

Systems, a client server software company, which he helped to take public in 1995 and was

acquired by IBM in 1996. Prior to joining Tivoli, Mr. Bock successfully completed an IPO at

Convex Computer Corporation as CFO in 1986 and then became senior vice president of sales in

1991. Mr. Bock also spent nine years in various finance roles at Texas Instruments including

vice president and controller of the data systems group.



“I have always been impressed by the integrity of the Silicon Labs management team, and as we

drive the company to the next level, I am looking forward to being engaged on a day to day

basis,” said Mr. Bock. “I believe we have the opportunity to translate our technology prowess

into a long term, profit-driven success story.”



Mr. Bock holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Iowa State University and a

master’s degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

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