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Dialog, Foxconn and Lite-On in sensor semiconductor joint venture

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article image ​DIALOG Semiconductor will establish a sensor development joint venture with subsidiaries of Foxconn Technology and Lite-On.

DIALOG Semiconductor will establish a sensor development joint venture with subsidiaries of Foxconn Technology and Lite-On.

Dialog Semiconductor provides highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting and Bluetooth Smart wireless technology. It will purchase a 40 percent stake in Dyna Image, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lite-On Semiconductor.

Joining Dialog Semiconductor will be ShunSin Technology, which is a Foxconn subsidiary, who will also take an equity share in Dyna Image.

Based in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Dyna Image was established as a subsidiary of Lite-On Semiconductor in 2011. It specialises in the design and manufacture of optical, inertia and environmental sensors for consumer electronics applications, and is already shipping optical sensors in volume to the China market.

The deal will see Dyna Image spinning out from Lite-On semiconductor as a joint venture. Dialog Semiconductor will work closely with Dyna Image on the development of sensors and sensor solutions for smartphones and IoT applications, including those for wearable devices, with the first being sensors for ambient light and proximity as well as colour and gesture analysis.

While this represents Dialog Semiconductor’s first foray into the sensor market, the company says the joint venture will allow it to provide customers with more system-level solutions that complement its power management, audio and Bluetooth expertise, allowing it to gain market share in the Chiense smartphone and IoT markets.

Dyna Image will also continue to leverage both Lite-On’s manufacturing capabilities in Taiwan and the strategic relationship with ShunSin Technology for advanced packaging.

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