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100 Longwater Avenue

Green Park

Reading, RG2 6GP

United Kingdom

Phone: 44 1793 757700

Fax: 44 1189 450219

Dialog Semiconductor Plc provides mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs) for wireless, automotive and industrial applications. The company's products are used in display systems, such as smart phones, multimedia handsets; personal media players, and personal navigation systems. Its solutions address two major markets: mobile handset and portable electronic devices, and automotive and industrial electronics. It has operations in Austria, Hungary, China, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Products Power management and audio ICs: The company designs chips used in mobile phones and other portable devices. It developed approximately 50 different power management designs for the mobile phone manufacturers and portable consumer OEMs. These designs offer unprecedented integration with multiple power management and analogue functions on the chip, including programmable LDOs (low drop-out voltage regulators), DC-DC voltage converters, intelligent battery charging circuits, software programmable LED drivers, sensor ADCs, USB interfaces, and multichannel audio capabilities. Display drivers and related-system ICs: The company focuses on developing drivers for ‘always-on’ display technologies, such as e-paper, MEMS and OLED-based technologies. Automotive and industrial system ICs: The company supplies ICs to various car manufacturers. It provides technology for windscreen wipers, electric windows and motorised seat belts, and its partnership with various manufacturers has resulted in chips which can be connected direct to a car battery without external protection circuits. It is pursuing the Systems-on-Chip integration of advanced 32-bit microprocessors for products that require signal processing for automotive sensing applications. The company’s single-chip solutions for industrial systems integrate microprocessors with high-voltage, low-power circuits which allow dimming and power factor correction used for fluorescent and high intensity lamps. Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs): The company’s ASICs form the basis for highly-integrated control chips for smart power electronic systems, in applications, such as computer and mobile communications systems. They are ideal for situations in which chips have to be highly integrated and also have the ability to control high voltages intelligently using digital circuits on the same chip. It works in partnership with the silicon foundries which manufacture its ASIC solutions, to ensure that its customers have access to the latest CMOS processes, as well as to the foundries’ capacity. Markets The company's power management, audio and display semiconductor solutions are designed to meet the needs of wireless, automotive, and industrial system markets. Wireless communications The company's power management and audio processing chip designs are incorporated by approximately 700 million mobile phone handsets. Its mixed signal circuit design helps manufacturers to deliver a range of integrated chip and system-level solutions for mobile and cellular handsets, and to satisfy the requirements of 2.5G, 3G, GPRS and CDMA wireless systems. Its products employ silicon and packaging technologies. Automotive The company focuses its semiconductor solutions for the automotive industry on safety and comfort electronics. Working with its customers, the company develops Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) or custom chips for systems which support safety and comfort for the car driver and passengers, such as windscreen wiper motor controller, seatbelt adjusters and intelligent battery management. The company also works in partnership with automotive manufacturers on the development of high-voltage (40V) System-on- Chips (SoC) which, on the same silicon, include a microcontroller, embedded flash memory, high-voltage devices, and analog components. Industrial systems The company offers a range of mixed signal components for industrial systems, including dimming, control, sensor and power management ASICs for use in lighting systems, and single-chip solutions for intelligent control of fluorescent lamps. It supplies these customers with standard or Application-Specific IC (ASIC) products through a combination of direct sales and specialist independent sales representatives. Customers The company's products and solutions meet the needs of original equipment manufacturers. Its principal customers are wireless communications, consumer electronics, and industrial and automotive equipment manufacturers. Its major customers include Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication, Apple, RIM, Asus, Sharp, Motorola, Bosch, Tridonic ATCO, Siemens, Continental, Adtran, and Qualcomm. Significant Events The company and TridonicAtco, a member of the Zumtobel Group, have established a joint development centre for next generation lighting technology. On September 5, 2009, Dialog Semiconductor Plc announced it has partnered with Harman Becker, the Harman International Automotive Division, in the development of the DA6001 power management IC as a companion device for the Intel Atom processor. On October 5, 2009, Dialog Semiconductor plc has collaborated with NEC Electronics Corp. to develop a design platform based on NEC Electronics' multimedia processor system-on-chips (SoCs) and Dialog's power management platform ICs. History Dialog Semiconductor Plc was founded in 1981.

 

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