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Peter Clarke
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Re: Aquire Dialog
Peter Clarke   9/13/2013 5:50:25 AM
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@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
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Re: Get out your checkbook
Peter Clarke   9/13/2013 5:43:26 AM
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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
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Aquire Dialog
truekop   9/12/2013 11:54:32 PM
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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
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Get out your checkbook
rick merritt   9/12/2013 6:54:17 PM
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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!

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