The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2019, following approval by regulatory bodies.

Dialog Semiconductor will manufacture chips for AirPods, Apple Watch, and VR headset.

Apple will also take over the patents and approximately 300 engineers from the commands Dialog in the UK, Italy and Germany, constituting about 16% of all employees.

Most of these experts have already worked with Apple.

Dialog has a deep knowledge in the development of chips, and we are very pleased that this talented group of engineers, which has long supported our products, now works directly for Apple, — said senior Vice President of technology hardware Apple johnny Srouji.

Previously, Apple had planned to buy another eropeyskoy partner, chip manufacturer Imagination Technologies.

The deal did not materialize, and Apple has begun to work on their own devices. In recent years between the American company and Imagination Technologies were observed contradictions, says TechCrunch.

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