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Cirrus Logic Named Top 10 Employer in America

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Cirrus Logic, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS), an Austin-based semiconductor company, was named one of the top 10 employers on 2014’s 50 Best Small and Medium Workplaces in America by the Great Place to Work(R) Institute. Cirrus Logic has been recognized on the list for the past four years and was ranked No. 9 on this year’s annual list, which was published today in FORTUNE(R) and distinguishes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.

“Cirrus Logic’s unique corporate culture is the secret to retaining happy employees and attracting innovative people who strengthen our workforce,” said Jo-Dee Benson, vice president and chief culture officer, Cirrus Logic. “Cirrus Logic continues to build strong core values based on trust, integrity and camaraderie and we are honored to be recognized as one of the top 10 companies to work for in America.”

Cirrus Logic was selected to participate in a comprehensive audit, which includes an in-depth employee survey about the company’s corporate culture, employee programs and practices. The Great Place to Work Institute then evaluates each application using its unique and rigorous methodology based on credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

Cirrus Logic fosters a culture of continuous improvement, with regular employee feedback directly contributing to new programs and services. Noted for being a family-friendly company emphasizing the work/life balance, Cirrus Logic also provides its employees with generous personal time off, competitive salary and bonus programs, personal and professional development training, and outstanding health and welfare benefit programs.

The company also provides numerous on- and off-site benefits including monthly “Cirrus Rocks!” concerts featuring local Austin musicians, weekly happy hours, a company picnic at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, kids holiday events, health and wellness classes and physical fitness training. In addition, employees share time together while giving back to the community through volunteer projects such as Habitat for Humanity and cleaning up the neighboring Shoal Creek. Employees provide various additional contributions to Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, the PBS affiliate KLRU, American Red Cross and the Blood Center of Central Texas, just to name a few.

“The work of these companies is quite impressive,” said China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work. “They provide an example that others can look to, to see what kind of outstanding workplace is possible-regardless of size, industry or other circumstances. For example, the growth that many of these companies are experiencing is tremendous, and they are paying close attention to culture every step of the way. This focus on a strong cultural foundation will help pave the way for continued success as they serve their employees and their customers.”

Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.

Cirrus Logic, Inc.

Cirrus Logic develops high-precision, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for a broad range of innovative customers. Building on its diverse analog and signal-processing patent portfolio, Cirrus Logic delivers highly optimized products for a variety of audio and energy-related applications. The company operates from headquarters in Austin, Texas, with offices in Edinburgh, UK, Phoenix, Ariz., Europe, Japan and Asia. More information about Cirrus Logic is available at www.cirrus.com.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work(R) is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including Best Companies lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work(R) provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.

In the United States, Great Place to Work(R) produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For(R) list and the Great Place to Work(R) Best Small & Medium Workplaces list.

Follow Great Place to Work(R) online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US. For information about global operations at Great Place to Work(R), visit www.greatplacetowork.net.

ABOUT FORTUNE: Fortune is a global business magazine that has been revered in its content and credibility since 1930. Published biweekly, every issue is completely saturated with profoundly deep and extensively detailed analyses of the entire field of business, including specific companies, tendencies, prominent people, and new ideas that are characterizing the modern world. Fortune magazine is particularly well known for its exceptionally reliable annual rankings of companies. Examples of these highly researched features are the “Fortune 500,” which ranks the world’s companies by gross revenue, and the “Best Companies to Work For,” both of which have become industry benchmarks. This publication furthers understanding of the economy, provides implementable business strategy, and maximizes ability to make objective decisions. Fortune magazine is prized in its category of magazines and has been proven a reliable source of integral knowledge.

Cirrus Logic and Cirrus are trademarks of Cirrus Logic, Inc. All other product names noted herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

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