Dialog Semiconductor Enhances Connectivity of Tile Slim, the World's Thinnest Bluetooth(R) Tracker

The new Tile Slim uses Dialog's SmartBond(TM) Bluetooth low energy technology to help users locate misplaced items

LONDON--()--Dialog Semiconductor plc (XETRA:DLG), a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth(R) low energy technology, today announced that its DA14580 SmartBond(TM) System-on-Chip (SoC) is at the heart of Tile's newest consumer product, Tile Slim.

“We are thrilled to deliver the world's thinnest Bluetooth tracker, allowing more users to experience the tangible benefits of smart location in their everyday lives.”

Available now, Tile Slim is the world's thinnest Bluetooth tracker, designed specifically for wallets and measuring only 2.4 mm thick. Just like the popular Tile Original, which also uses Dialog's SmartBond(TM) technology, Tile Slim allows users to ring their Tile to locate a misplaced item and find their smartphone even when it is in silent mode. Additionally, users can view their item's last known location on a map or tap into Tile's community, the world's largest lost-and-found network, to help them find their lost or stolen item almost anywhere in the world.

Powered by the DA14580, Tile Slim helps users locate anything within a range of around 100 feet (30 meters) by communicating with a smartphone or other iOS or Android smart device via Bluetooth low energy. The DA14580 includes intelligent power management features and an ARM(R) Cortex(R) M0 processor and delivers the industry's highest Bluetooth performance, at the lowest power consumption, maximizing the tracker's battery life.

"Dialog's completely integrated feature set and ability to sustain Tile Slim's battery life for at least one year were key in selecting them as a partner," said Mike Farley, Co-Founder and CEO of Tile. "We are thrilled to deliver the world's thinnest Bluetooth tracker, allowing more users to experience the tangible benefits of smart location in their everyday lives."

"With the launch of its latest tracker, Tile continues to prove that smart location has the potential to revolutionize the way we find and track lost items," said Jalal Bagherli, CEO of Dialog. "Our silicon and software solutions make it simple to add Bluetooth low energy connectivity to any device. We are pleased that Tile has chosen to partner with us to add those features to the world's thinnest Bluetooth tracker."

Tile's use of the DA14580 is the latest in a series of Internet of Things (IoT) design wins for Dialog that have entered high volume production in one of the fastest growing consumer electronics markets. According to ABI Research, Bluetooth low energy shipments will surpass 500 million units by 2021 in the tag and beacon market.

Dialog, the Dialog logo 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 brings decades of experience to the rapid development of ICs while providing flexible and dynamic support, world-class innovation and the assurance of dealing with an established business partner. With world-class manufacturing partners, Dialog operates a fabless business model and is a socially responsible employer pursuing many programs to benefit the employees, community, other stakeholders and the environment we operate in.

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 with a global sales, R&D and marketing organization. In 2015, it had approximately $1.35 billion in revenue and was one of the fastest growing European public semiconductor companies. It currently has approximately 1,680 employees worldwide. 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 Tile

Tile gives everything the power of smart location. Tile's devices, network and mobile app work together to help people locate the things that matter to them most. Tile's global community spans 200 countries and territories and helps people locate more than half a million items every day. The Tile Smart Location Platform makes it possible for other companies to embed location into their own products. The company is based in San Mateo, CA and is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, GGV Capital and Khosla Ventures. Tile is a top seller in retail stores and is sold online around the world. For more information, please visit TheTileApp.com.

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