Apple wants to take over part of Dialog Semiconductor, the British manufacturer of power management chips in iPhones. Three hundred people from the company will be working at Apple, presumably so that Apple can make its own chips for power management.
Apple wants to pay the British company $ 300 million for the partial acquisition, while it transfers another $ 300 million as a prepayment for making chips in the next three years, says Dialog . There will also be 300 people working for Apple at four locations of Dialog, namely the British Swindon, the Italian Livorno and Neuaubing and Nabern in Germany. It concerns about one-sixth of the employees of Dialog and a number of buildings.
The American electronics maker already had people in Germany to work on chips for energy management. Presumably the manufacturer wants to switch completely in the future to its own power management integrated circuits or pmics. The iPhone XS Max has an Apple logo, where the iPhone XS has a chip from Dialog, reported TechInsights earlier.
Apple ordered Dialog according to the company 30 percent fewer chips this year than previous years , which, according to the company’s director, pointed out that Apple had switched to another supplier or Apple chip for power management for one of the three iPhones. That seems to be right now.
Dialog is dependent on Apple for a considerable part of the turnover, which means that the American company’s move to make its own PMics has major consequences. The deal is not round yet; relevant authorities still have to give their approval. According to both companies, this would happen within eight months.