Dialog Semiconductor to Step up IoT Connectivity Efforts with Silicon Motion Acquisition

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By Andrew Zignani | 2Q 2019 | IN-5448


Dialog Semiconductor to Acquire Silicon Motion's Mobile Communications Business


Dialog Semiconductor, provider of power management, power conversion, charging, and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) solutions, recently announced that it is set to acquire Silicon Motion’s mobile communications product line, known as FCI. Silicon Motion’s FCI product line includes mobile TV SoCs, 2G/3G/4G transceiver ICs, and more recently added ultra-low-power Wi-Fi System on Chips (SoCs) to its portfolio. The move will cost Dialog USD$45 million in cash and is expected to be completed later in 2019, subject to regulatory approval.

Low-Power Wi-Fi to Complement Bluetooth Low Energy Portfolio


To date, Dialog has shipped more than 250 million units of Bluetooth Low Energy SoC’s into Internet of Things (IoT) applications. With the acquisition of Silicon Motion, Dialog gains access to a new portfolio of ultra-low-power Wi-Fi SoCs and modules to complement these existing IoT solutions. Silicon Motion’s FC9000 is an ultra-low-powe…

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