Dialog Semiconductor

The Dialog Semiconductor plc. is a fabless manufacturer of application specific integrated mixed-signal circuits. Use to find the products of Dialog Semiconductor particularly in the multimedia and radio broadcasting. In doing so, the company has specialized in recent years on the business wireless and automotive.

Dialog Semiconductor is one of the fastest growing companies and was able to increase its turnover within 5 years by 78 %.

The Legal domicile of the company is located in London. The operational business is, however, passed out of Kirchheim unter Teck.


In 1981, the International Microelectronic Products, Inc. (IMP ), a provider of CMOS semiconductors rose headquartered in Silicon Valley in the United States, the European business one. In 1986, the European business was transferred into a separate company called IMP Europe. Shortly thereafter, the company was acquired by Daimler -Benz AG. This was divided IMP Europe in the former subsidiary Temic Telefunken Microelectronic. Through a management buy -out, which was financed in part by the financial investor Apax Partners and the telecommunications company Ericsson, Dialog Semiconductor was established in 1990. 1992, this company was taken over by Temic Telefunken. In 1998, Temic Telefunken was split and Dialog Semiconductor independent again in the sequence.

A year later, in 1999, the IPO of Dialog Semiconductor followed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

2011 SiTel was acquired a provider of semiconductors for wireless devices from Dialog Semiconductor. Thus, the company was able to expand its range of products in this segment.

On July 2, 2013 Dialog Semiconductor took over the U.S. company iWatt, a provider of power supply components and LED technology for 345 million U.S. dollars.


The customers of the company include:

  • Apple
  • Sony Mobile Communications
  • Samsung
  • Bosch
  • Sharp
  • Intel

Dialog Semiconductor itself does not maintain its own factories and can build its products from a contract manufacturer TSMC in Taiwan.


The company products include:

  • Amplifier and codecs for audio products
  • Components for power supplies
  • Integrated Circuits for Wireless Devices
  • Processors for VoIP devices
  • Circuits for touch screens
  • Drivers for Monitors
  • System-on -a-chip products