Dialog wins NMI award for its innovative SmartXtend™ technology

13 November 2008
Kirchheim/Teck, Germany, 13th November 2008 – Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a leading provider of Power Management Semiconductor solutions, announces it has won the 2008 National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) award for Innovation.

Honoured by the NMI for Innovation with its SmartXtend ™ passive matrix OLED Display Technology, Dialog was presented the award by the Electronics Leaderships Council Chairman Harry Lee at the annual NMI Awards Dinner and Ceremony on November 6th in London.

The NMI Awards Ceremony is a prestigious annual event that brings together stakeholders from across the microelectronics industry. The NMI Innovation award is given to the company that can demonstrate a significant business impact through innovation.

In making the award, the remarks from the independent panel of judges stated, “Matching your own innovation to the needs of another is a smart move, and that's exactly what this year’s winner Dialog has done. The idea is focused on exploiting the critical market requirements in mobile displays for low power and low cost. OLED technology has for some time been viewed as the successor to LCD, bringing advantages in low power and better picture and video quality.

Introducing a new innovation in Passive Matrix technology, Dialog is pushing forward with a semiconductor product innovation that will enable the benefits of OLED to meet the aggressive cost requirements of the mobile phone market. This is an innovation that can have significant impact in one of the largest global markets.”

Photograph of the award presentation features left to right: Harry Tee, Chairman, Electronics Leadership Council (ELC) (Award Sponsor) Peter Hall, Vice President Operations & Quality, Dialog Derek Boyd, CEO, NMI

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Birgit Hummel, Dialog Semiconductor, Neue Strasse 95, D-73230 Kirchheim/Teck-Nabern, Germany.

Tel: +49 7021 805 412 E-mail: birgit.hummel@diasemi.com Fax: +49 7021 805 200 Web: www.dialog-semiconductor.com

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Dialog Semiconductor creates the world’s most energy-efficient, highly integrated, mixed-signal integrated circuits optimised for personal mobile and automotive applications. The company provides flexible and dynamic support, world-class innovation, and the assurance of dealing with an established business partner. Customers with a significant contribution to revenue include Sony-Ericsson, Apple, Bosch and Tridonic.

With its unique focus and expertise in system power management, Dialog brings decades of experience to the rapid development of integrated circuits for power and motor control, and audio and display processing.

Dialog’s processor companion chips are essential for enhancing both the performance of hand¬held products and the consumers’ multimedia experience. Automotive applications include intelligent motor control for comfort and safety systems. Over one billion parts have been shipped to date.

With world-class manufacturing partners, Dialog operates a fabless business model.

Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered near Stuttgart, Germany with operations in Austria, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, UK, and the USA. The company employs 250 worldwide, and is listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock exchange.

About the NMI:

The National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) is the trade association representing the semiconductor industry in the UK and Ireland. Its aim is to help build and support a strong microelectronics community by acting as a catalyst and facilitator for commercial and technological development. A not-for-profit organisation funded by its members, the NMI has a membership that spans the supply chain and includes fabless semiconductor manufacturers, IDMs, foundries, design services, IP providers, research and academic institutions.

Contact details

Company Contact:
Lauren Ofstedahl
Dialog Semiconductor
Phone: +1 (408) 845-8518
Twitter: @DialogSemi

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