Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 3, 2013



MaxLinear, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-34666   14-1896129

(State or other jurisdiction of




File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

2051 Palomar Airport Road, Suite 100, Carlsbad, California 92011

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (760) 692-0711


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On October 4, 2013, MaxLinear, Inc. announced that it had entered into a settlement agreement with Silicon Laboratories Inc., or Silicon Labs, that resolved currently outstanding patent litigation between the two companies. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, each party agreed to dismiss all current litigation against the other party with prejudice.

In connection with the settlement, each party granted the other party a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, and fully paid-up license to its entire portfolio of patents, including future patents that may be issued to or become owned by the entity granting the license. The scope of the patent licenses is limited to existing products that were subject to the litigation and future products that are substantially identical to the products subject to the litigation.

The settlement agreement releases each party and their respective direct and indirect customers from past infringement liability with respect to the products subject to the litigation. Each party agreed not to bring any patent infringement lawsuit against the other party for a period of three years from the date of the settlement agreement.

MaxLinear will make a one-time payment of $1.25 million to Silicon Labs in connection with the settlement agreement.

The press release issued by MaxLinear is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits





99.1    Press Release of MaxLinear, Inc., dated October 4, 2013.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


Date: October 4, 2013   MAXLINEAR, INC.

/s/ Adam C. Spice

    Adam C. Spice
    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer








99.1    Press Release of MaxLinear, Inc., dated October 4, 2013