- Published on Friday, 06 December 2013 17:04
Semiconductor companies strengthen their technology base to match the size, performance and cost requirements of popular mobile devices.
Power management components are the new hub of integration, driving the larger electronics design and manufacturing agenda amid the exponential growth in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs. The overall power management IC market, in particular, is expected to surge to $115 billion by 2015.
Underscoring this important market, Dialog Semiconductor spent about $310 million in 2013 to acquire Silicon Valley company iWatt Inc. to complement its product line with AC/DC charge adapter chips. The former is a Germany-based maker of power management ICs for portable devices such as smartphones and tablets.
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