ACG in Austin on Wed. 8/15/18: Ross Sabolcik of Silicon Labs

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When:

August 15, 2018 11:30 AM - 1 PM CDT

Cost:
$35 - $75
Where:
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Westwood Country Club (3808 West 35th Street, Austin TX 78703)
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GROWING A PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANY IN TODAY’S FAST-CHANGING SEMICONDUCTOR SPACE

In the past year publicly traded Silicon Labs has seen its stock price increase 30. The company operates with gross margins near 60% and has more than 500 million in cash on hand. Over the past decade Silicon Labs has replaced nearly 50% of its revenue from existing products with new product lines that didn’t exist just a few years ago.  How has Silicon Labs done this? 

In this presentation, Ross Sabolcik, VP & General Manager of Power Products at Silicon Labs, will describe the guiding principles and disruptive technology that have enabled Silicon Labs to pivot to new growth markets while taking on significantly larger competitors. 

He will discuss why Silicon Labs made substantial investments in the Internet of Things and embarked on a path of strategic acquisitions.  For example, Silicon Labs recently completed the acquisition of Sigma Designs’ Z-Wave technology for 240 million, strengthening the company’s leading position in the smart home market. 

Ross has been a key member of the leadership team over the last two decades, starting as an engineer. He has a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Penn State University and a Master’s degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

Ross thankfully ignored the advice of a former colleague when he decided to join Silicon Labs who told him, “Silicon Labs is a one-trick pony and will be out of business within a year.” Like many Austinites, Ross dreams of rock and roll stardom and in his free time plays bass in a local band. 
 
Online registration is now closed (the RSVP deadline was Friday, August 10th).  Walk-ins may be accommodated, if space allows based on no-shows, at the following rates: ACG Members: 45./Non-ACG Members: 75. 
 
*NOTE: This event will be held at @ Westwood Country Club (3808 West 35th Street, Austin TX 78703). Parking will be available free in the Club's lot.

Your registration for this event acts as an audio/video release and includes your permission for ACG Central Texas to use your image and comments captured on audio, video or photographic formats while attending the event for marketing and promotional purposes. For further information please contact: Sara Singer - ACG Central Texas Chapter Executive @ acgcentraltexas@acg.org or 512-970-0417.

Cancellation Policy – Cancellations received in writing to acgcentraltexas@acg.org by 5PM, August 14th will receive a full refund. There are no refunds for cancellations received after 5PM on April 14th. If you are an ACG Member unable to attend, you can transfer your registration to another person for this same event. If the person attending in your place is not an ACG Member, they will need to pay an additional fee to bring them up to the non-member rate to attend.

Speakers

Ross Sabolcik

Ross Sabolcik

Silicon Labs
Vice President and General Manager of Silicon Labs’ Power Products

Ross Sabolcik is Vice President and General Manager of Silicon Labs’ Power Products.  He has been with Silicon Labs since 1997 in a variety of engineering, marketing and executive roles. Ross thankfully ignored the advice of a former colleague when he decided to join Silicon Labs who told him, “Silicon Labs is a one-trick pony and will be out of business within a year.” Like many Austinites, Ross dreams of rock and roll stardom and in his free time plays bass in a local band.

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