Corporate Backgrounder

Background

  • Cirrus Logic, a fabless semiconductor company, develops premium low power audio and voice IC signal processing products for mobile communications, digital headsets, wearables and smart home applications.

Customers

  • The most respected global manufacturers such as Samsung, Motorola, Ford, Harman International, Itron, LG Electronics, Bose and Sony rely on Cirrus Logic technology.

CEO

  • Jason Rhode, president and chief executive officer.

Employees

  • Approximately 1,400 worldwide.

Headquarters

  • Austin, Texas, with offices in Europe, Japan and Asia.

Financial

  • Reported revenue for fiscal year 2016 ended March 31, 2016, of $1.2 billion.

Company Description

Founded in 1984 in Silicon Valley, Cirrus Logic is a leader in high performance, low-power ICs for audio and voice signal processing applications. Cirrus Logic’s products span the entire audio signal chain, from capture to playback, providing innovative products for the world’s top smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables and emerging smart home applications. Cirrus Logic has more than 2,450 issued and pending patents worldwide and counting.

Product Categories

Audio

Cirrus Logic is a recognized leader in analog and mixed-signal audio converter technologies and audio processors that enable today’s new consumer, professional and automotive entertainment products. Our products include smart codecs, audio DSPs, boosted amplifiers, MEMS microphones, analog-to-digital converters (“ADCs”), digital-to-analog converters (“DACs”), codecs that integrate ADCs and DACs into a single IC, digital interface ICs (eg. “S/PDIF” receivers), Class D digital amplifier controllers and power stages and audio DSPs.

Our products are used in a wide array of consumer applications, including smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables, Bluetooth speakers, and smart home accessories.

Recent Awards/Milestones

  • In 2014, Cirrus Logic acquired Wolfson Microelectronics, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, making Cirrus Logic the world’s largest audio solutions (hardware and software) provider and expanding Cirrus Logic’s product and customer reach into new customers in mobile communications and mobile entertainment.

  • In 2013, Cirrus Logic acquired Mesa, Ariz.,-based Acoustic Technologies, which develops highly innovative software technology for noise suppression, echo cancellation and related voice-processing features for portable and consumer audio applications.

  • In 2011, Cirrus Logic president and CEO Jason Rhode was selected as the semiconductor industry “Executive of the Year” by EE Times at their seventh Annual Creative in Electronics (ACE) Awards

  • In 2008, Cirrus Logic’s CS5XXX family of industrial A/D converters was a finalist in the analog IC category of EDN Magazine’s annual Innovations Awards. Also, the CS4525 digital amplifier was a finalist among analog ICs in EE Times’ Annual Creative in Electronics (ACE) Awards.

  • In 2007, Cirrus Logic Fellow John Melanson joined an elite group of innovators when he passed the threshold of achieving 100 patents.

  • In 2006, Cirrus Logic’s CS3003 op amp IC was named to EDN Magazine’s list of Hot 100 Products. In 2005, Cirrus Logic’s CS495XX family of audio digital signal processors (DSPs) also received this award.

  • In 2004, Cirrus Logic’s CobraNet Silicon Series and Intelligent Room Calibration™ audio software garnered honoree awards from the Consumer Electronics Association’s Innovations 2005 Design and Engineering Awards Program.

  • Cirrus Logic was named the global market leader in audio ICs for the fourth consecutive year in 2003 by Forward Concepts, a leading market research firm.

Top Employer Awards

  • In 2016, Cirrus Logic was named the #1 company to work for in Central Texas (large companies) by the Austin American-Statesman.

  • In 2015, Cirrus Logic was named the #8 best company to work for in America (small and medium sized companies) by the Great Place to Work Institute. In the Great Place to Work program in the U.K., Cirrus Logic was named the #39 best company to work for (medium category).

  • In 2014, Cirrus Logic was named the #9 best company to work for in America (small and medium sized companies) by the Great Place to Work Institute.

  • In 2013, Cirrus Logic was named the #11 best company to work for in America (small and medium sized companies) by the Great Place to Work Institute.

  • In 2012, Cirrus Logic was named the #9 best company to work for in America (small and medium sized companies) by the Great Place to Work Institute. Forbes also recognized the company as a top employer in the Unites States. The company was also named the #1 employer in Central Texas by the Austin American-Statesman newspaper.

  • In 2011, Cirrus Logic was named among the top companies to work for (small and medium category) in America by Great Places to Work Institute. Forbes also recognized the company as a top employer in the United States.

  • In 2011, Cirrus Logic was named the #1 company to work for in Central Texas by the Austin American-Statesman newspaper.

  • In 2011, Cirrus Logic was named the #6 Best Company to Work for in Texas (medium sized companies) by Texas Monthly Magazine.

  • In 2010, Cirrus Logic was named the #2 Best Company to Work for in Central Texas by the Austin Business Journal.

Cirrus Logic Executive Team

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