Dialog Semiconductor

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Dialog Semiconductor PLC
Type Public limited company (FWBDLG)
Industry Electrical engineering
Founded 1981
Headquarters Kirchheim, Germany (operational), London, United Kingdom (registered office)
Key people Gregorio Reyes (Chairman), Jalal Bagherli (CEO)
Products Semiconductors, integrated circuits
Revenue US $296.6 million (2010)[1]
Operating income US $45.3 million (2010)[1]
Profit US $42.5 million (2010)[1]
Total assets US $253.4 million (end 2010)[1]
Total equity US $205.3 million (end 2010)[1]
Employees 400 (end 2010)[1]
Website www.dialog-semiconductor.com

Dialog Semiconductor PLC is a German-based manufacturer of semiconductor based system solutions. The company is registered in the United Kingdom but headquartered in Kirchheim unter Teck, a town in the Stuttgart metropolitan area. Dialog Semiconductor develops integrated circuits for power and motor control as well as audio and display processing. Their products are mainly used within mobile phones and the automotive industry. Dialog Semiconductor is fabless, but maintains own test and physical laboratories at its headquarters in Kirchheim.[2]

The company generated a revenue of about 17 million dollars in 2002,[3] 160 million dollars in 2008[4] and 296 million dollars in 2010,[5] making it one of the fastest growing semiconductor companies in Europe. Customers include Sony Ericsson, Apple, Bosch, Sharp[6] and Samsung.[7]

On 10 February 2011, Dialog semiconductor announced that it had completed a transaction to acquire SiTel Semiconductor B.V.[8] ("SiTel"), a leader in short-range wireless, digital cordless and VoIP technology.

The company is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and is one of the thirty TecDAX companies.


Dialog Semiconductor originated from the European operations of International Microelectronic Products, Inc. – a Silicon Valley company founded in 1981

  • 1989 – Dialog Semiconductor formed as part of Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (part of Daimler-Benz)
  • March 1998 – Roland Pudelko appointed to CEO
  • 1999 – Dialog Semiconductor plc formed, launched on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • October 2005 – Jalal Bagherli appointed to CEO, replacing Roland Pudelko
  • February 2007 – Opens audio / power management R&D design centre in Edinburgh
  • November 2008 – Wins NMI Award for SmartXtend PMOLED display driver technology
  • February 2009 – Launches world’s first configurable power management IC
  • September 2009 – Relocates to new Swindon facility
  • October 2009 – Launches company’s first standalone audio codec
  • December 2009 – Wins GSA’s EMEA Leadership Council award, and Elektra Company of the year / fabless semiconductor supplier of the year awards
  • December 2010 – Launches world’s first 2D-3D image conversion IC for portable devices, wins GSA’s EMEA Leadership Council Award
  • January 2011 – Opens larger Edinburgh audio / power management R&D design facility
  • February 2011 – Acquires SiTel Semiconductor B.V.
  • December 2012 – New Design Centers in Livorno, Italy and Istanbul, Turkey
  • July 2013 – Acquires iWatt Inc. [9]

Main markets[edit]

  • Audio and power management
  • Automotive and industrial
  • Displays
  • Digital enhanced cordless telecommunications (DECTs) and VoIP



  1. ^ a b c d e f "Financials 2010". Dialog Semiconductor. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  2. ^ dialog-semiconductor.de
  3. ^ heise.de: Dialog Semiconductor verringert Verlust
  4. ^ finanznachrichten.de: Fundamentale Daten Dialog Semiconductor
  5. ^ Zwischenbericht 2010 dialog semiconductor
  6. ^ Dialog Semiconductor ICs power Sharp’s latest 3G Phones
  7. ^ Dialog Semiconductor audio technology adopted by Samsung Electronics for its latest line of MP3 players
  8. ^ Dialog buys wireless, VoIP chip firm
  9. ^ http://www.dialog-semiconductor.com/docs/investor/iwatt-acquisition-press-release.pdf

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