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Dialog Products Are Very Well Matched with the Renesas Portfolios

Dialog’s low-power PMIC’s, low-power Wi-Fi & BLE and CMIC technologies will enhance our solutions and augment our leadership products in MCUs, MPUs, sensors, timing, and signal-chain interface.

The Dialog products are very well matched with the Renesas portfolios, so the markets that our business unit addresses now, namely IoT, Industrial, Infrastructure, will continue to be our focus. The new products also will enable us to play a larger role in the mobile applications segment emphasizes Sailesh Chittipeddi, Executive Vice President & General Manager of the IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit, Renesas Electronics Corporation. Also in talks with Niloy from BISinfotech, the veteran anchors upon the company’s strategies to cope up with the global pandemic and strategies post-merger of Dialog and Renesas. Edited Excerpts Below.

Given the stellar acquisition of DIALOG Semi, what will be the preliminary strategies of development RENESAS is expected to undergo and vital product portfolio synergy and accommodating the supply and demand to this extended customer base?

The Dialog product portfolio is extremely complementary with Renesas’ offerings, especially in the IoT, Industrial and Infrastructure space. Dialog’s low-power PMIC’s, low-power Wi-Fi & BLE and CMIC technologies will enhance our solutions and augment our leadership products in MCUs, MPUs, sensors, timing, and signal-chain interface. I also want to stress that adding the global talent from within Dialog was just as important as acquiring its technology. Our teams are already working together to deliver what we call “Winning Combinations,” which include both Dialog and Renesas products, to speed the development process and reduce design risk for our customers.

While supply chain issues are affecting all of us in the industry, Dialog was a fabless company, so we have extended, and in some cases expanded, their existing relationships with foundry partners to ensure continued supply. Going forward, we expect the expanded scale of the combined organization to give us additional advantages in securing production capacity.

Given the COVID-19 situation amidst your acquisition, were there any specific challenges in regard to the seamless merger and also how did RENESAS cope up with the pandemic situation.

Of course, COVID-19 precluded many face-to-face meetings, but since most of the Dialog management team were located in Europe and US, while Renesas executives are in both Japan and the U.S., we would have had some level of online meetings even without COVID restrictions. The amount of additional diligence, which had to be conducted in the absence of direct interaction, increased the workload. However, I believe both companies have adjusted well to the environment, and we are pleased with the progress of the integration so far. With regards to how Renesas has coped with the pandemic, I am extremely proud of the flexibility our employees have demonstrated. We have functioned exceptionally well as evidenced by our financial performance and by the continued pace of new product introductions. Additionally, we offer ultra-low power devices, connectivity, sensing, voice- and vision-based technologies that address the market needs to be created by COVID.

Post the merger what areas or say sectors will be of pivotal focus for RENESAS?

Again, the Dialog products are very well matched with the Renesas portfolios, so the markets that our business unit addresses now, namely IoT, Industrial, Infrastructure, will continue to be our focus. The new products also will enable us to play a larger role in the mobile applications segment.

Sensors, artificial intelligence (AI), IoT or cloud connectivity is designing newer products. Hence alongside, this also comprises the newer design and architectural challenges. How do you look into this dramatic change in silicon?

Renesas has a wide range of design and uniquely architected solutions to meet the needs of the evolving marketplace. A few examples are our hybrid topologies when it comes to power management, our energy harvesting micro-controllers, our embedded AI technologies such as DRP (Dynamically Reconfigurable Processor) which are unique but provide substantial advantages to our customers in their marketplace. Our sensor technologies are differentiated on the basis of process technology with the flow, air quality, optical, humidity, and temperature sensors that provide our customers with winning solutions. At the edge/end-point, it is the ability to maximize the compute capabilities at the lowest power consumption from a hardware perspective and software, security, and user experience from a system side that helps us create sustainable value for our customers.

Miniaturization, ultra-low-power, more integrated and interactive designs are winning the market, Renesas portfolio catering towards a smarter and sustainable world?

Sustainability is one of the core tenets of our strategy, not just in our product offerings, but as a corporation as well. We are addressing this critical dynamic holistically, starting with our manufacturing and facility management, and continuing through our product offerings. From a product perspective, we deliver ultra-low-power PMIC and connectivity solutions; energy harvesting MCUs based on Silicon on Thin Buried Oxide (SOTB™) process technology that dramatically improves battery life; environmental sensors used in home, office, and industrial applications; and we design power efficiency into products across our portfolio. We believe that innovative engineering will be key to solving our global environmental problems.

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