Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 2
Peter Clarke
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Aquire Dialog
Peter Clarke   9/13/2013 5:50:25 AM
NO RATINGS
@truekop

Dialog is a public company so it could be expensive (but not impossible) to acquire the whole company.

But anyone can get hold of a piece of the company by buying the publicly traded shares.

 

 

 

Peter Clarke
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Get out your checkbook
Peter Clarke   9/13/2013 5:43:26 AM
NO RATINGS
For reasons outlined in the article Dialog might instead go for a software acquisition such as Movea SA of Grenoble (www.movea.com) through which it can offer value to the handset makers without getting involved in the delivery of the punishingly low-cost inertial MEMS.  

Those inertial MEMS are really a game for manufacturers such as ST and Bosch and even they are looking to get into higher ASP MEMS.

I reckon that if Dialog does acquire a MEMS hardware company it should be in one of the newer areas where there is room to charge a decent ASP and grow with the market. So that might be RF MEMS, oscillator MEMS, or gas sensors, lab-on-a-chip and so on.

 

 

truekop
User Rank
Rookie
Aquire Dialog
truekop   9/12/2013 11:54:32 PM
NO RATINGS
Dialog would be a great aquisition for one of the large analog players like ADI or Freescale or Infineon that are looking to break the TI/Nationa/Linearl stranglehold on the PMIC market...

rick merritt
User Rank
Blogger
Get out your checkbook
rick merritt   9/12/2013 6:54:17 PM
NO RATINGS
Sounds like the startup Colin wrote about

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1319462&

would be one good prospect, though no doubt there are many and MEMS is indeed a place to be as you have known for some time, Peter!

<<   <   Page 2 / 2


Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

MSGEQ7-Based DIY Audio Spectrum Analyzer: Testing
Max Maxfield
12 comments
In my previous column on this topic, we discussed the step-by-step construction of the first pass at a MSGEQ7-based DIY audio spectrum analyzer for use in my BADASS Display project. Of ...

Karen Field

June 2014 Cartoon Caption Winner
Karen Field
13 comments
Congratulations to "Wnderer" for submitting the winning caption for our June cartoon, after much heated conversation by our judges, given the plethora of great entries.

Jeremy Cook

Inspection Rejection: Why More Is Less in a Vision System
Jeremy Cook
3 comments
Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying, "Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler." I would never claim to have his level of insight -- or such an awesome head of ...

Jeremy Cook

Machine Fixes That Made Me Go 'DUH!'
Jeremy Cook
21 comments
As you can see in my bio at the end of this article, I work as a manufacturing engineer. One of my favorite things that happens on a Friday late in the afternoon is to hear my phone ring ...

Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)