Apple brings iPhone power management in-house, a $600 M Dialog Semiconductor deal


Dialog announces a press release on Thursday, where Apple pays $300 million power management license technologies acquiring more than 300 employees, which represents 16 per cent of the firm’s workforce, who already work closely with Apple upon various projects. The employees remain in Europe and report Apple SVP of Hardware Technologies, Johny Srouji.

Apple iPhone Power Management

Apple thus takes over Dialog facilities in the U.K., Italy, and Germany.
Along with cash payment up front, a separate $300 million outlay where the Dialog assets and products delivered is over the next three years.

At $600 million, the deal hence stands with one of the Apple’s biggest investments where it pales 2014’s $3 billion Beats with an agreement dwarfs the $360 million purchase of Israeli firm representing the largest assimilation of employees in company history.

Dialog thus have a deep expertise in chip development and thrilled to have this talented group of engineers supported long of our products working directly for Apple,” Srouji once said in a statement. “Our relationship with Dialog goes way back to the early iPhones and look forward to continuing this long-standing relationship with them.”

Today’s concerns over the stability of Dialog’s business has over the past decade becomes increasingly reliant on Apple component orders. Thus, last November, reports claim Apple design of own power management chips. This integrates the products such as iPhone and iPad this year.

A month after rumour with in-house PMIC surfaced, Dialog CEO, Jalal Bagherli addresses the spectre. This happens is from Apple’s lucrative supply chain as an investor conference call. While he admits to Cupertino tech giant is with the technical capability. It develops outsource of own chips, Bagherli said Dialog collaborated “2019-type products” and signed a contract order in March.

Dialog’s relationship with Apple sweetens in the intervening months.

Along with power management assets and the employees work, Apple inked “broad range” new contract audio subsystem. This thus charged with other mixed-signal integrated circuits, as Dialog said today. The company expects revenue where the contracts to materialize in 2019 accelerates over the following two years.

This transaction reaffirms long-standing relationship with Apple demonstrates the value of the strong business and technologies built at Dialog,” Bagherli as said in the statement. “Going forward, a clear strategic focus is, building our custom and configurable mixed-signal IC expertise world-class power-efficient design. Our execution thus tracks record, deep customer relationships, and talented employees for a great confidence in our future growth prospects.”

Apple estimates account approximating around 75 per cent of Dialog’s 2018 revenue — were $875 million. This generates the current generation of main PMICs. This happens along with $150 million from sub-PMICs and other chips.

Thus the acquisition follows Dialog focuses on “Internet of Things,”. This is with a strategy setting to decrease Apple-deriving revenue. It roughly estimates with 30 to 45 per cent of the whole by 2022.

Hence, the navigation sometimes treacherous, waters go hand-in-hand where a major Apple supplier has no small feat. This thus forms partnering Imagination Technologies.

A European chipmaker specializes in GPU technology, Imagination lost Apple’s business with the tech titan decides on a design of own iPhone and iPad graphics architecture. After unsuccessful “dispute resolution process,” Imagination ultimately sold off to a China-backed equity firm last year.


The Dialog asset acquisition bolsters Apple’s bringing important silicon development design in-house. The ambitious initiative began earnestly first custom A-series system-on-chip — where the 2010 iPad A4 branch off projects. This is with AirPods’ W1 wireless chip, Apple Watch S-series processors and Mac T-series security chips.


Apple with most advanced silicon design, A12 Bionic, debuts last month. This is where iPhone XS incorporates a six-core CPU. This is with four-core GPU and next-generation Neural Engine. This is capable to process 5 trillion operations per second. This happens during the first half of 2019, pended with regulatory approval.