We invest in R&D up to 18 months ahead of product launch and we recover our investments through the sale of our semiconductors. Our customers’ product cycles range from one to five years. This, together with the strength of our customer relationships, means the Company has long-term visibility of business opportunities and revenue streams, a unique feature for semiconductor companies operating in consumer markets.
Corporate responsibility and a commitment to sustainable business practices are important to us. Our commitment to sustainability is integrated into our Annual report and accounts.
Highly skilled engineers and talented employees supported by entrepreneurial values.
We promote responsible practices internally and across our value chain, which is composed of the leading foundries, assembly and test companies in the industry.
A close R&D collaboration with the leading electronics companies is at the heart of what we do.
A strong balance sheet and cash flow generation gives us the flexibility to pursue our growth strategy.
Employee turnover in 2019
Inventions for which we are pursuing or have patent protection
Free cash flow generation in 2019
我们与内部和外部利益相关者的持续参与帮助我们了解我们的活动和关系对他人的影响 - 以及我们如何以负责任的方式最佳地管理这些影响，以及为所有利益相关者创造价值的潜在风险和机会。
Our people drive the success of our business. We know the value a diverse workforce can bring in terms of creativity, dynamism and the sharing of new perspectives. Our culture supports an inclusive and collaborative workplace where everyone can achieve their full potential. Talent retention and development are vital to generating innovation. Our annual employee survey helps us understand what is important to our colleagues and where we need to focus.
Customers are at the core of our DNA. Our passion for innovation and the quality of our products attract the leading consumer electronic brands. We engage with our customers to better understand their requirements and their perception of the quality of the products we design for them. This helps us increase the value we bring into our products and our performance.
Dialog Semiconductor is listed in the Frankfurt stock exchange and a constituent of the TecDAX index. We encourage a two-way communication with potential investors and shareholders. Feedback from shareholders informs our Board discussions. We engage with investors and other agents in the financial markets in order to provide open and transparent business information so they can make informed decisions.
Dialog inspires the innovators of the future through our support for science, technology, engineering and maths (“STEM”) subjects, particularly amongst female students. This includes our community engagement activities; student sponsorships; collaboration with universities; our support for the Women in Engineering Society and the UK Electronics Skills Foundation; as well as employee volunteering.
创新是我们的核心业务和我们eek to sustain a healthy level of investment in the development of new products. Our focused R&D approach and close collaboration with leading OEMs ensure we remain at the forefront of mixed-signal semiconductor technology.
Our power-efficient technology helps to extend the battery life of over a billion consumer applications. Highly integrated designs reduce the number of components and materials consumption. Although fabless, we seek to minimise our carbon footprint and offset all travel CO2 emissions.
In 2019, we took the first steps on the successful execution of our plan towards building a more diverse mixed signal business. Dialog is focused on growing its market share in high-growth segments of Internet of Things (“IoT”), mobile, automotive, computing and industrial.
¹A reconciliation of non-IFRS measures can be found on pages 156-161 of the Annual report and accounts 2017.
We made good progress in 2019, moving forward with initiatives in each of our strategic priorities.
The strategic framework aims to give a comprehensive view of our business and the links between our strategy, risks and the progress made during the year.
We believe in being entrepreneurial, always moving and decisive: delivering excellence, and keeping things simple.
We care about our impact and know that we make a difference to our customers and their end-consumers, to employees and society.
We have a passion for innovation and thrive on new ideas. This is about pushing boundaries and taking pride in new approaches.