Dialog Semi says not seeing hit to demand from Apple

“Dialog Semiconductor said on Wednesday it was not seeing a hit to demand from its main customer, Apple Inc, after some suppliers issued profit warnings due to weakness in iPhone sales,” Douglas Busvine reports for Reuters. “The Anglo-German chip designer said its power management products were installed in many Apple products – and not just the latest iPhones that can be unlocked using facial recognition technology.”

“Frankfurt-listed Dialog has struck a $600 million deal to transfer 300 staff and patents to Apple key to designing the next iteration of the main Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) that manages an iPhone’s battery resources,” Busvine reports. “Dialog shares were up 2.5 percent in late afternoon trading on Wednesday and have gained more than a third in value since the Apple deal was announced on Oct. 10.”

iPhone Xr comes in six new finishes: white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED.
Apple’s A12 Bionic-powered iPhone Xr comes in six new finishes: white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED.

“It is still selling its existing generation of main PMICs to Apple, whose iPads also pack the technology, for example,” Busvine reports. “agherli said Dialog had also scored a couple of 2019 design wins from Apple for sub-PMICs, which power device features such as cameras, and one for companion chargers, an on-board feature that helps accelerates battery charging.”

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MacDailyNews Take: There’s a data point that puts a crimp in the current fantasy narrative. No matter, the naysayers will simply bleat louder (as Apple likely shifts their buyback program into high gear during these deep discount sale days)!

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  1. Did anyone think that these suppliers were hoping Samsung and the like were going to copy Apple with face ID and the like but they can’t make it work so they are not ordering like these suppliers thought.. None of this is due to Apple sale. Nobody said that Apple was the one cutting orders.

  2. Too little, too late. The panic selling started immediately after earnings. If one big investor bails, then they all bail not wanting to be the last one holding a bag of crap (or so they think). They all outsmart one another trying to avoid taking the biggest loss. Who cares? Perfect opportunity for Apple to buy back more shares and more of a chance of Buffett to take another bite of the Apple.

    What’s Apple down now in a week or so? 20%? ($46 or $47). That’s a rather steep selloff. Apple hasn’t changed for the better in terms of volatility. Apple’s damn iPhone dependency just kills the stock when the going gets tough. It’s as though an elephant pressed the down button on an elevator suspended by a single rubber band. What other major tech stock folds like Apple? There couldn’t be many others. Fear and greed always hits Apple stock hard. I’m not waiting for any good news to surface soon. The news media wants to enjoy talking about the downfall of Apple yet again.

    Here’s to putting the buyback program into high-gear as the cowards bail. Yessss.

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