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


"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


Corporate Communications Manager




Avnet Inc.

Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584


Director, Marketing Programs

Avnet Electronics Marketing