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Apple acquires chip engineers and facilities from Dialog

5 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Apple has moved to bring more of its supply chain under its own control with the $600 million acquisition of part of Dialog Semicondcutor's business. Dialog has supplied power management chips to Apple ever since the first iPhone was released more than a decade ago. However, reports earlier this year suggested Apple would be seeking an alternative supplier, with many speculating this meant Apple itself.
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A further $300 million will be made as a pre-payment for a range of Dialog components between now and 2021. In addition to power management chips, Apple has also awarded Dialog...
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Apple Acquires iPhone Power Management Technology in $600 Million Deal With Chipmaker Dialog

Apple Acquires iPhone Power Management Technology in $600 Million Deal With Chipmaker Dialog

5 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple has finalized a business agreement with Dialog Semiconductor to license its iPhone power management technology and transfer technical assets, in a deal worth $600 million.
As part of the agreement, Apple will acquire some of the Anglo-German chipmaker's assets and 300 of its R&D staff, which is around 16 percent of Dialog's workforce. Dialog's shares rose as much as 34 percent on the news, their highest since 2002.
Announcing the deal on Thursday, Dialog said Apple would pay it $300 million in cash for the transaction and prepay a further $300 million for products to be delivered to...
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Apple signs $600 million deal with European chipmaker Dialog

Apple signs $600 million deal with European chipmaker Dialog

5 monthes ago   |   By Beta News

Apple is buying part of Dialog Semiconductor, a chipmaker based in Germany. The iPhone manufacturer is interested in Dialog's power-management technology and has put forward $300 million for it. On top of this, Apple has committed an additional $300 million to make purchases from other parts of Dialog's business, making this the largest deal the company has undertaken. As part of the arrangement Apple will acquire patents from the chipmaker as well as 300 staff. See also: Apple's proprietary software is blocking third parties from repairing Macs Apple's Device Enrollment Program can leak...
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Apple signs $600 million deal to buy part of Dialog's power-management chip business

Apple signs $600 million deal to buy part of Dialog's power-management chip business

5 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Apple and Dialog have sealed a complex deal worth $600 million that includes licensing the chip maker's power-management technology, hiring 300 of its employees, and agreeing to a long-term purchasing agreement. In a press release this morning, Dialog confirmed the terms of the deal. Apple will pay $300 million to Dialog, which has been a sup...
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Apple bolsters AR ambitions with real-time video editing purchase

Apple bolsters AR ambitions with real-time video editing purchase

5 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

With its ARKit tech powering increasingly impressive augmented reality experiences, Apple's ambitions in the mixed-reality space is undeniable. And that investment shows no sign of slowing, going by the Cupertino company's latest purchase. It's been revealed that Apple has opened its wallet to the tune of $30 million in order to acquire Danish machine learning company Spektral. The start-up specialises in the real-time editing of video, using neural networks and spectral graph theory to analyse a scene and separate a subject from its background.
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Apple signs $600 million deal with chipmaker Dialog, transferring over 300 engineers

Apple signs $600 million deal with chipmaker Dialog, transferring over 300 engineers

5 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

While Apple has been known to occasionally splash the cash on high-profile acquisitions of popular consumer brands like Beats and Shazam, the Cupertino-based tech giant will more often buy smaller businesses like Spektral or Vrvana for significantly less money.
Although the name Dialog Semiconductor may not ring any bells for everyday buyers of smartphones and other gadgets, this is actually a company that falls in the former category rather than the latter.
A grand total of $600 million will change hands under the terms of an agreement confirmed earlier today, which is a ...
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Apple licenses Dialog power management tech, and hires 300 engineers, to develop more custom iPhone chips

Apple licenses Dialog power management tech, and hires 300 engineers, to develop more custom iPhone chips

5 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Dialog has been part of the Apple supply chain for some time, but has faced financial uncertainty amidst rumors Apple is developing its own power management chips. In an interesting turn of events this morning, Apple and Dialog announced a new business agreement where Apple will license power management technology from Dialog, in exchange for an upfront $300 million payment and another $300 million in purchase agreements over the next three years.
In addition to transferring technical assets, the company announced Apple is hiring the ~300 staff who currently work at Dialog on Apple-related...
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