Dialog CEO Says Company Will Continue to Supply iPhone Power Management Chips Through 2020

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    Late last year, Dialog Semiconductor admitted that Apple could build its own power management chips for future iPhones, and no longer rely on the British-based chipmaker for such technology. This weekend, Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli provided further details on this topic, now expecting Apple to use Dialog chips for "a significant proportion of its devices" in 2019 and 2020 (via Reuters).

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    When Dialog admitted that Apple could be working on building its own chips, it said there was no risk to its existing supply deals for 2018, and that the company was already in advanced stages of working with Apple on designing "2019-style products" that could lead to commercial contracts by this month. In regards to the 2018 contract, Bagherli said, "Negotiations over that chip are still ongoing. But we expect to deliver a chip design for testing in the customer's system in the second half of the year."
    Over the past year, Dialog's stock is said to have lost "more than half of its value" on the sole concern of the company losing business from Apple. According to analysts, over 50 percent of Dialog's revenue comes from supplying Apple with power management integrated circuits -- a technology that many believe Apple now has the ability to create in-house.

    Rumors of Apple developing its own power management chips began with a prediction by Bankhaus Lampe analyst Karsten Iltgen last spring, who said that Apple would at least cut back on Dialog's supply of the chips for future iPhones. Then, in November, Nikkei corroborated that prediction in a report that stated Apple would replace half of the main power management chips for iPhones with its own by 2019.

    The same report claimed that Apple's chip will be "the most advanced in the industry," with processing abilities that allow future iPhones to "better monitor and control power consumption." If these rumors turn out to be true, Apple could transition to supply all of the power management chips for its iPhones in 2021 and beyond.

    Apple has confirmed a similar shift in creating its own technology for the iPhone's graphics processing chips, ending a reliance on Imagination Technology's chips by 2019.

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  2. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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    Serving as an Apple supplier is historically a risky business.
     
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    Apple already knows what they’re doing in 2021 anyways.
     
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  5. agsystems, Mar 5, 2018
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    really -can't recall the last time a supplier mentioned Apple by name - they would normally say a 'large client' has placed (or not) X amount of orders - very interesting.

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    Actually, strangely Apple is allowing them to talk freely about it - likely this is similar to imagination deal in which a huge portion of their income depends on Apple - hopefully they are able to diversify in time before the business goes away.

    "Dialog, which has previously declined to name Apple, referring to it only obliquely as its "largest customer" or its "main business", said it had received a special dispensation from Apple to mention it."
    https://www.macrumors.com/2017/12/04/dialog-shares-fall-dialog-iphone-chips/
     
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    Based on this article, Dialog allegedly is losing more than half its stock value alone from losing value from Apple, which in turn, if this isn’t true about Dialog supplying Apple with power integrated circuits, this Company can’t or will struggle to survive without Apples support if Apple is building their own proprietary power management circuit.
     
  7. agsystems macrumors 6502a

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    luckily Dialog is operating with their eyes open - as opposed to Imagination that kept claiming Apple couldn't design their own GPU's without their technology - there is very little that Apple cannot do with silicon.
     

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