Dialog starts shipping high performance ICs for smartphones, initially targeting China TD-SCDMA smartphone market
KIRCHHEIM/TECK, Germany — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 23, 2011 — Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a provider of highly integrated innovative power management, audio and short range wireless technologies, has announced that it is shipping system level power management and low power audio ICs in a system-in-package (SIP) to Samsung for use in its S-5368 TD-SCDMA smartphone. The S-5368 is targeted at the Chinese market and will be distributed via China Mobile, the largest Chinese mobile phone operator.
Dialog's success at Samsung can be largely attributed to it being the first company to combine a highly complex system power management IC that is fully configurable for multiple platforms, together with a low power class D audio codec IC that includes a digital signal processor in a single package. This enables significant power and board space savings, whilst delivering the highest quality audio for Samsung's new smartphones.
Smartphones, with an annual growth of 44% in the last year, accounted for 26% of all handset sales during Q3 2011. Samsung shipped 28 million smartphones and was the world's largest smartphone vendor by volume with 24% market share. Going forward, the Chinese market represents the largest opportunity for further mass proliferation of smartphones as the previously dominant 'feature phones' segment increasingly converts to lower cost smartphones.
Jalal Bagherli, CEO of Dialog said: 'Samsung produces very attractive and elegant smartphones, integrating state-of-the-art features combined with the ability to achieve differentiation based on the Android operating system at attractive market price points, to produce some of the world's most sought after handsets.'
'This is a significant milestone for Dialog as we extend our leadership in power management ICs and high quality audio for smartphones. We now look forward to the global roll-out of additional models based on this platform in the coming months, which will also include smartphones for the very popular Galaxy S-II series,' added Bagherli.
Measuring 107 × 60.5 × 11.9mm, the S-5368 is a fully featured smartphone, offering full touch phone capability and is based on the popular Android 2.3 operating system.
Note to editors: Dialog Semiconductor creates highly integrated, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) optimised for personal portable, low energy short-range wireless, lighting, display and automotive applications. The company provides flexible and dynamic support, world-class innovation and the assurance of dealing with an established business partner.
With its unique focus and expertise in energy efficient system power management, and now with the recent addition of low energy short range wireless and VoIP technology to the portfolio, Dialog brings decades of experience to the rapid development of ICs for personal portable applications including smartphones, tablet PCs, digital cordless phones and gaming applications.
Dialog's power management processor companion chips are essential for enhancing both the performance in terms of extended battery lifetime and the consumers' multimedia experience. With world-class manufacturing partners, Dialog operates a fabless business model.
Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered near Stuttgart with a global sales, R&D and marketing organisation. In 2010, it had $296.6 million in revenue and was one of the fastest growing European public semiconductor companies. It currently has approximately 600 employees. The company is listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock exchange and is a member of the German TecDax index.
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