Apple to buy parts of iPhone chip supplier Dialog Semiconductor for $600 million

Apple has agreed to pay $600 million to buy parts of Dialog Semiconductor, an Anglo-German supplier of power management chips and technologies. The move hints at Apple’s further custom semiconductor efforts in areas like power management and charging. Under the terms of the agreement, Apple is getting Dialog's patents, a team of about 300 engineers representing sixteen percent of Dialog's workforce and the company's offices in Europe.