Dialog Semiconductor and Richtek Technology Corporation form partnership for China smartphone and tablet market

Partnership focuses on development and commercialisation of cost-effective, innovative Power Management IC (PMIC) solutions for the China market

Kirchheim/Teck, (PresseBox) - Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a provider of highly integrated power management, audio, AC/DC, solid state lighting and short-range wireless technologies, today announced its partnership with Richtek Technology Corporation, (TSE: 6286) a provider of high-performance power management, analog and mixed-signal products. With this collaboration, the two companies will develop and commercialise differentiated power management system solutions for the high-volume, high-growth consumer market in China, including ICs for smartphones and tablets.

"Dialog's highly integrated power management technologies dovetail well with Richtek's substantial product portfolio and channel strength in Asia," said Dr. Luke Hsieh, Richtek's President and CEO. "This partnership will enable our two companies to develop industry-leading, attractively priced products for the rapidly growing consumer electronics market in China."

"We welcome Richtek as a partner," said Dr. Jalal Bagherli, CEO at Dialog Semiconductor. "The complementary nature of our solutions will position both companies at the forefront of the industry in terms of integration, performance and time to market. With more than 500 million smartphones projected to be manufactured by local manufacturers in China in 2014, the partnership represents an excellent growth opportunity for both companies" added Bagherli.

Richtek Technology Corporation

Richtek Technology Corporation is one of the world's leading analog IC companies. The company consistently delivers inventive power management solutions that improve the performance of consumer electronics, computers, and communications equipment. Richtek adds value to end equipment by synthesizing technological innovation, uncompromised quality, and devotion to customer service. Founded in 1998, the Company is headquartered in Taiwan with additional offices in Asia, the U.S., and Europe. Richtek is publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol 6286. For more information about Richtek and its analog IC solutions, please visit the Company's Web site at www.richtek.com.

Dialog Semiconductor plc

Dialog Semiconductor creates highly integrated, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), optimised for personal portable, low energy short-range wireless, LED solid state lighting and automotive applications. With its focus and expertise in energy-efficient system power management and a technology portfolio that also includes audio, short-range wireless, AC/DC power conversion and multi-touch, Dialog brings decades of experience to the rapid development of ICs for personal portable and digital consumers applications, including smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks™ and solid state lighting. Dialog is headquartered near Stuttgart with a global sales, R&D and marketing organisation. More information about the company, its products, and services is available at www.dialog-semiconductor.com

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