London, UK. Dialog Semiconductor just announced that they signed a definitive agreement with Silicon Motion Technology to acquire FCI.
The acquisition provides Dialog and Connectivity-based products that include Ultra-Low-Power Wi-Fi System-on-Chip and modules, mobile TV SoCs and mobile communication transceiver integrated circuits.
The acquisition also brings to Dialog a broad range of new technologies and engineering capabilities with extensive design expertise in RF wireless communications for cellular 4G and 5G, Narrowband IoT transceiver, power amplifiers and deep sub-micron chip design. Combined with Dialog’s extensive configurable mixed signal, low power and connectivity expertise, this acquisition will provide a platform to create and combine a range of new products.
“The acquisition of Silicon Motion’s Mobile Communications product line provides Dialog customers with Ultra-Low-Power Wi-Fi SoCs and complete modules that are certified and designed to meet the demands of today’s battery powered IoT devices,” said Dialog’s CEO Jalal Bagherli. “Ultra-Low-Power Wi-Fi is a strong strategic fit for Dialog with the opportunity to combine Wi-Fi and Bluetooth low energy chips and modules selling into our complementary IoT, consumer and automotive markets.”