Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Renesas Acquires Dialog Semiconductor To Expand Its Product Portfolio

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The combination extends Renesas’ global leadership in delivering embedded solutions for the growing IoT, industrial and automotive markets

In a breakthrough achievement, Renesas Electronics Corporation has successfully acquired Dialog Semiconductor Plc (“Dialog”), a provider of battery and power management, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth low energy and Industrial edge computing solutions. With the acquisition, Renesas aims to expand its market presence with an even broader range of product portfolios.

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“This transaction builds on our long-term strategy to offer a complete set of solutions with more leading-edge analogue and mixed-signal products that deliver value and innovation to the customers,” said Hidetoshi Shibata, President & CEO of Renesas Electronics Corporation. “The combination augments engineering scale and delivers a diversified product portfolio across multiple, attractive end markets. Together, we are positioned to capitalize on an array of growing opportunities including the IoT, industrial and automotive fields.”

In an online press conference held yesterday, Shailesh Chittipeddi, Executive Vice President and General Manager of IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit (IIBU), Renesas Electronics Corporation said, “Renesas’ R&D personnel (approximately 56%) were largely located in Japan. With the addition of Dialog, we get nearly 1800 talented R&D engineers that are spread out primarily across Europe and the Americas. This makes our engineering pool and our ability to serve customers far more diversified.”

“We have excellent products in the form of BLE LED drivers and haptics that will enable us to give innovative products in the automotive arena, reduce the development burden of our customers and shorten the time to market,” said Takeshi Kataoka, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Automotive solution Business Unit (ABU), Renesas Electronics Corporation. “In addition, we can add on new product lineups.”

Dialog will also contribute to the IIBU portion of Renesas, which consists of IoT (mobility & edge computing), data & telecommunications infrastructure and industrial. These contributions include low-power mixed-signal products, low-power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity expertise, flash memory, battery and power management as well as configurable mixed-signal (CMIC) solutions and more.

Winning Combinations

As an immediate benefit to customers, Renesas and Dialog have launched more than 35 “Winning Combinations,” compelling product combinations of “Embedded Computing + Analog + Power + Connectivity” that lever the comprehensive engineering advantages the combined company provides.

“These proof of concepts (POCs) provide users with an elevated development platform for reduced risk and faster time to market. This is just the start. We expect to put hundreds of these system solutions in the marketplace over the next 12-18 months,” said Sailesh Chittipeddi.

Just as the contributions made by technology companies like IDT and Intersil, Renesas’ earlier acquisitions, the addition of Dialog brings fruitful expansion to Renesas’s product portfolio.

“For automotive we have nine winning combinations. By combining Dialog’s state-of-the-art CMIC with Renesas’ R-Car SoC for ADAS or vehicle computing, we would be able to further expand our winning combinations,” said Takeshi Kataoka. “Another example is that the combination of Dialog’s BLE product with Renesas’s BMIC and MCU will allow us to support Wireless Battery Management System.”

By combining the best of both the companies’ offerings, thanks to more diversified R&D talents, it is expected that the innovative products brought by winning combinations will reduce customers’ development burden and time-to-market.


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