Dialog buys Silego, adds mixed-signal configurables to product range

October 06, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
Dialog Semiconductor (London) is to acquire Silego Technology (Santa Clara, California). Dialog profiles itself as a provider of ‘highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, charging, and low power connectivity technology’ - this move adds Silego’s configurable mixed-signal IC technology to that portfolio. Dialog is paying $276 million for Silego, which has been privately held.

Silego’s speciality is CMICs – configurable mixed-signal ICs – that integrate multiple analogue, logic, and discrete component functionality into a single chip. Silego's intuitive CMIC software interface allows customers to configure these functions and prototype a custom IC in hours with much greater design flexibility, and benefits in board space, supply chain considerations, and time-to-market.


Dialog looks for the acquisition to increase Dialog's content [in end-products] at existing customers and expanding its customer base. The breadth of the new product portfolio will strengthen Dialog's presence in markets including IoT, computing and automotive.



Quoted commentary from Dialog comes from Jalal Bagherli, CEO, “The acquisition of Silego brings a highly complementary technology to Dialog. What Silego has developed is truly unique - a mixed-signal platform which customers can configure to their design requirements on the fly, drastically reducing the time to bring their products to market. With global scale and customer access, Dialog is the right platform to further accelerate industry wide CMIC adoption.”


Dialog; www.dialog-semiconductor.com


Silego; www.silego.com