Dialog originates from IMPDialog Semiconductor originates from the European operations of International Microelectronic Products (IMP), Inc.
IMP Europe foundedIMP Europe founded: Dialog Semiconductor's roots are firmly established in design of complex analog and digital circuits. We originated from the European activities of a US semiconductor company, International Microelectronic Products, Inc. (IMP), who itself was originally founded 1981 in Silicon Valley, specializing in mixed signal CMOS semiconductor technology.
Dialog Semiconductor formedDialog Semiconductor formed: After being acquired by Daimler Benz AG and becoming part of its subsidiary Temic Telefunken Microelectronic, Dialog Semiconductor Plc. was created as a result of a subsequent management buy out financed by Apax Partners, Adtran and Ericsson.
Becomes part of Temic-TelefunkenBecomes part of Temic-Telefunken.
LBO from Temic-TelefunkenLBO from Temic-Telefunken.
IPO FrankfurtIPO Frankfurt: In 1999 Dialog Semiconductor made an initial public offering on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and in 2000 listed on NASDAQ.
New management team; focus on consumer marketsNew management; beginning of company re-focus: Under a new management team, Dialog Semiconductor increased its focus on consumer markets. There was a divestment of our Imaging business and a shift to full outsourced manufacturing model.
Launch of new products optimized for portable devicesLaunched first integrated power management and stereo audio IC for mobile application processors.
Return to full year profitabilityReturn to full year profitability: Dialog Semiconductor sees a return to full year profitability with success in Portable Media and 3G/HSDPA products. This was also the year Dialog Semiconductor entered the fast growing Smartphone markets which would eventually lead us into Tablet PCs.
Acquisition of SiTelAcquisition of SiTel Semiconductor: With the Acquisition of Sitel in early 2011, Dialog Semiconductor became an established supplier of wireless technology providing standard DECT, VoIP and proprietary low power short-range wireless technologies.
Dialog pioneers integration of ARM processor in power management ICs for next generation smartphonesDialog pioneers integration of ARM processor in power management ICs for next generation smartphones.
Dialog acquires iWattDialog acquires iWatt, a leading provider of digital power management integrated circuits (ICs) for markets such as AC/DC power conversion and LED Solid State Lighting (SSL).