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Dialog Semiconductor Takes Distribution Agreement Global with Avnet

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE )–Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB:DLG), a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth(R) low energy technology, today announced that it has expanded its current distribution agreement with Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, to include the Americas, EMEA, and Japan regions. Dialog Semiconductor had previously franchised Avnet in China.

Effective immediately, Avnet will distribute Dialog's complete portfolio of semiconductor standard products worldwide. The expanded agreement will deepen Dialog's global market penetration of its power-saving standard products technology portfolio including SmartBond(TM) Bluetooth low energy SOC's, power management ICs (PMIC) and RapidCharge(TM) AC/DC power conversion solutions.

“Avnet is committed to bringing new, sustainable and connected products and services to our customers around the world,” said Lynn Torrel, Senior Vice President, Semiconductor Business Development, Worldwide at Avnet. “Adding Dialog Semiconductor's diverse power management and connectivity solutions portfolio and in-depth mobile application expertise to our ever-expanding suite of IoT-enabling products and services in the Americas and EMEA, in addition to Asia, will give our customers even greater options for bringing differentiated, power-friendly connected products to the market more quickly and cost effectively.”

“By collaborating with Avnet, the worldwide leader in semiconductor distribution, Dialog is dramatically increasing the exposure of our innovative mixed-signal products to a much broader set of customers,” said Tom Sandoval, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales at Dialog. “Avnet's sales and expert technical support will enable us to capture business in fast growing and emerging markets, aligning with Dialog's commitment to continued growth.”

For more information on Dialog Semiconductor products available through Avnet, click here.

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Dialog, the Dialog logo, RapidCharge and SmartBond are trademarks of Dialog Semiconductor plc or its subsidiaries. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. (c) Copyright 2016 Dialog Semiconductor. All rights reserved.

About Dialog Semiconductor

Dialog Semiconductor provides highly integrated standard (ASSP) and custom (ASIC) mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), optimized for smartphone, computing, IoT, LED Solid State Lighting (SSL) and smart home applications. Dialog's power saving technologies including DC-DC configurable system power management deliver high efficiency and enhance the consumer's user experience by extending battery lifetime and enabling faster charging of their portable devices. Its technology portfolio also includes audio, Bluetooth(R) low energy, Rapid Charge(TM) AC/DC power conversion and multi- touch.

Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered in London. In 2015, it had approximately $1.35 billion in revenue and was one of the fastest growing European public semiconductor companies. The company is listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock exchange (Regulated Market, Prime Standard, ISIN GB0059822006) and is a member of the German TecDax index.

About Avnet, Inc.

From components to cloud and design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. Avnet is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of $27.9 billion for the fiscal year 2015. For more information, visit

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Dialog Semiconductor
Lauren Ofstedahl, +1-408-845-8518
Senior Corporate Communications Manager
Twitter: @DialogSemi
Avnet Inc.
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Senior Director, Marketing Programs
Avnet Electronics Marketing

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