Oct 11, 2018

Apple hires engineers from UK company Dialog

Apple is adding 300 computer chip engineers to its team after striking a deal to hire them from one of its British suppliers. Apple has long used Dialog's products to monitor and control power consumption in its iPhones and iPads. Last November, rumours emerged that Apple also planned to phase out use of Dialog's components, causing the supplier's shares to tumble 20%. However, those fears appear to have been overstated since Apple has also announced it has pre-paid Dialog a further $300m to secure products from it over the next three years. One expert noted that Apple had a reputation for liking to be in control. "The benefits for Apple having full control at the component level should be lower overheads and therefore reduced costs."

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