Dialog Semiconductor Acquires ams AG's LED Backlight Business

ams, a supplier of high performance sensor solutions, has divested its LED backlight technology and product portfolio to Dialog Semiconductor through an asset transaction.





Image: Dialog Semiconductor (top); ams AG (bottom)

As part of the transaction, Dialog has also acquired specific ams intellectual property rights. The acquired LED backlight integrated circuits (IC) portfolio is already in volume production with Asia Pacific TV manufacturers. The transaction is now closed, with the commercial terms of the deal undisclosed. The related revenues are not material to ams’ business.

Alexander Everke, CEO of ams, commented on the announcement, “We continue to implement our clearly defined strategy concentrating on the four sensing focus areas of optical, imaging, environmental, and audio sensing. This includes actively managing our technology and business portfolio on an ongoing basis.”

“Dialog continues to execute on its strategy of strengthening its technology leadership in advanced mixed-signal technologies with this acquisition from ams, our second to close in the last weeks,” said Jalal Bagherli, CEO at Dialog. “We are excited about the prospects of creating new products that will provide our customers with next generation, higher quality display solutions for the consumer and automotive markets.”

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