To bring more of its silicon design in-house Apple is going to buy a part of European chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor.
They will pay $300 million in cash to acquire a license of some Dialog’s power management technology, 300 trained engineers and taking control of some of the Dialog’s Assets. They will pay further $300 million in future for Dialog products for next 3 years.
This is the first time Apple is doing such a big business. Apple Inc. is not buying the whole Dialog and workforce of 300 engineers from Dialog makeup only 16% of its total workforce. They are said to have been working in close content with Apple on chip designs for many years.
Apple hardware Senior Vice President, Johny Srouji who overlooks foreign Apple’s chip design efforts said that ;
Dialog has deep expertise in chip development, and we are thrilled to have this talented group of engineers who’ve long supported our products now working directly for Apple.
Our relationship with Dialog goes all the way back to the early iPhones, and we look forward to continuing this long-standing relationship with them.
It was reported by last year that Apple will move away from Dialog and will concentrate on making its own power management chips. At the start of this year, Dialog said Apple had cut orders, and this cut down had suggested that Apple may have started using its own design in place of a certain Dialog chip in the iPhone XS Max.