Apple Swoops Up Engineers From Key Supplier as It Bolsters In-House Chip Design

Apple Inc. AAPL -0.89% has agreed to bring in house more than 300 engineers from one of its key suppliers, Europe-based Dialog Semiconductor DLG 25.37% PLC—part of a $600 million deal that boosts the smartphone giant’s chip-design operations.

Under the deal, Apple will transfer to its workforce a group of Dialog engineers who have already been supporting Apple’s chip development, Dialog said Thursday.

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