Newport, U.K.–ESM Limited and Dialog Semiconductor have signed a 3-year manufacturing agreement valued at more than $200 million. The agreement provides Dialog with access to additional mixed-signal wafer capacity, supporting its growth plans.
Under the deal, ESM will increase capacity and manufacture mixed-signal semiconductor wafers for Dialog using several generations of process technologies. The agreement also provides Dialog with an option for deep-submicron capacity in Fab 3, which is ESM’s state-of-the-art 8-inch facility.
“Signing this new 3-year agreement is a confirmation that the manufacturing and process improvements achieved over the last 6 months at ESM give both companies the confidence to expand and extend the current relationship,” enthuses Robert Wright, CEO of ESM. “We are committed to meeting the needs of the analog and mixed-signal market, especially those in telecommunications, and working with Dialog allows us to continually improve our services to all customers.”