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Dialog Semiconductor Invests In Innovative Power Management Start-Up Company



  Dialog Semiconductor Invests In Innovative Power Management Start-Up Company

Strategic investment into MIT spin-off Arctic Sand's new TIPS(TM) technology
delivers breakthrough in power conversion efficiency

Business Wire

KIRCHHEIM, Germany & TECK, Germany -- January 14, 2013

Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a provider of highly integrated power
management, audio and short range wireless technologies, today announced a
strategic equity investment into Arctic Sand Technologies, Inc., an MIT
spin-off commercialising an innovative new approach to power conversion for
multiple markets, including smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks(TM) and data
centres. The investment was part of a Series A funding round, with Dialog
participating alongside other venture capital and strategic investors. The
terms of Dialog's investment are not disclosed.

DC-to-DC power converters are the underlying building block of today's power
management Integrated Circuits (ICs). Arctic Sand's patented TIPS(TM)
(Transformative Integrated Power Solutions) technology uses a unique approach
for conversion, based on switch capacitive techniques. The technology
facilitates the use of smaller inductive components, resulting in increased
efficiency and an overall higher power density factor over and above today's
competing technologies, delivering significant advantages in portable and data
centre applications.

Dr Nadia Shalaby, CEO and Co-Founder, Arctic Sand Technologies, commented, 'We
are very pleased to have attracted investment and support of Dialog, which
already provides power management technology to some of the world's biggest
smartphone and portable device vendors. This strategic investment will help us
accelerate the commercialisation of our technology.'

Mark Tyndall, Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Dialog
Semiconductor, said, 'As part of our advanced technology development strategy,
we support innovative start-up companies for emerging technologies. Arctic
Sand's TIPS(TM) power management technology, together with their MIT
relationship, perfectly complements our technology portfolio and Dialog's
support of such technologies will help us maintain leadership at the forefront
of power management innovation.'

ENDS

About Dialog Semiconductor Dialog Semiconductor creates highly integrated,
mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) optimised for personal portable, low
energy short-range wireless, lighting, display and automotive applications.
The company provides flexible and dynamic support, world-class innovation and
the assurance of dealing with an established business partner.

With its focus and expertise in energy efficient system power management, and
with a technology portfolio including audio, short range wireless and VoIP
technology, Dialog brings decades of experience to the rapid development of
ICs for personal portable applications including Smartphones, Tablet PCs,
digital cordless and gaming applications. Dialog's power management processor
companion chips are essential for enhancing both the performance in terms of
extended battery lifetime and the consumers' multimedia experience. With
world-class manufacturing partners, Dialog operates a fabless business model.
Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered near Stuttgart with a global sales,
R&D and marketing organisation. In 2012, it had approximately US$774 million
in revenue and was one of the fastest growing European public semiconductor
companies. As of September 2012, the company had approximately 760 employees.
The company is listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock exchange and is a
member of the German TecDax index.

About Arctic Sand Founded in 2011, Arctic Sand Technologies is a privately
held, fabless semiconductor company, spun out of MIT, based in Cambridge,
Mass. The company's power-conversion platform has the potential to transform
power management in electronic devices.

Arctic Sand has already earned numerous prestigious industry recognitions,
including the 2011 NASA Game Changer Award, the US Department of Energy
U-Launch Award and the NREL Industry Growth Forum Grand Prize Award. The
company is also the recipient of the National Science Foundation's Small
Business Innovation Research Phase 1 grant.

For more information about Arctic Sand, please contact info@arcticsand.com

End of Corporate News

Language:   English
Company:    Dialog Semiconductor Plc.
            Tower Bridge House, St. Katharine's Way
            E1W 1AA London
            United Kingdom
Phone:      +49 7021 805-412
Fax:        +49 7021 805-200
E-mail:     jose.cano@diasemi.com
Internet:   www.diasemi.com
ISIN:       GB0059822006, XS0757015606
WKN:        927200
Indices:    TecDAX
Listed:     Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
            in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München, Stuttgart

Contact:

Dialog media contact:
Dialog Semiconductor
Helen McInnes
Tel: +44(0)1793 756 960
E-mail: helen.mcinnes@diasemi.com
Mobile: +44 (0)7554 419
Web: www.dialog-semiconductor.com
or
Arctic Sands media contact:
Vetrano Communications
Maria Vetrano
Phone: +1 617 876 2770
Email: maria@vetrano.com
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