Dialog: Apple Could Internally Design a PMIC in Next Few Years

Dialog Semiconductor plc (XETRA:DLG) confirms that it continues to supply Apple Inc., its largest customer, with customized power management integrated circuits (PMICs) across a range of platforms without material change to its ongoing business relationship. This is reflected in continuing design wins and new design engagements and opportunities. Although Dialog expects to remain Apple’s main…

Automotive Appetite for Power ICs Grows

The automotive market became the third largest end market for power semiconductor applications in 2014, outperforming the overall market average for semiconductors, said IHS Inc. A big part of this increased demand is driven by advanced assistance systems (ADAS) and infotainment systems. The IHS Power Management Market Share and Supplier Analysis report finds that power ICs, in…

UMC Starts Volume Production for Lantiq PMICs

Hsinchu, Taiwan — United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303) (“UMC”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, and Lantiq, a leading supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, today announced that UMC has entered volume production for Lantiq’s SPT170 high voltage Power Management ICs (PMIC) used for landline applications. The SPT170 offers the industry’s highest breakdown…