Belkin Selects IDT Dual-Mode Wireless Power Transmitter to Bring Flexibility to New Generation Charging Pad
By Integrating the IDT Transmitter, Belkin’s New Wireless Charging Pad Can Charge Mobile Devices that Support Either the WPC or PMA Wireless Power Standards
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 6, 2016—Integrated Device Technology, Inc.® (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI) and Belkin International announced today Belkin’s first dual-mode wireless charger widely available to consumers. With IDT’s dual-mode wireless power transmitters, the Belkin Universal Wireless Charging Pad + Charger delivers greater flexibility by supporting two of the leading wireless power standards. Belkin’s new Universal Wireless Charging Pad can be used to charge mobile devices or wearables that are enabled with the Wireless Power Consortium’s “Qi” standard or the Power Matters Alliance standard.
The new charging pad delivers consumers the ease of use of charging devices throughout the home or office without the need for messy cables.
“As wireless charging gains traction in mainstream consumer electronics, our customers shouldn’t have to worry whether their charging accessory is compatible with their device,” said Melody Tecson, director of product management at Belkin. “By integrating IDT’s dual-mode transmitter, we offer a one-size-fits-all solution for consumers needing a top-quality magnetic induction charger.”
Belkin’s dual-mode Universal Wireless Charging Pad is available now at belkin.com and select retail locations. It is the second wireless charging solution from Belkin along with a Qi-only Wireless Charging Pad + Charger.
IDT wireless power transmitters and receivers are in use around the world in smart phones, wearables, furniture and a wide array of accessories. The company recently introduced wireless power reference kits, making it dramatically easier for engineers to incorporate wireless charging into their product designs.
“As a leading innovator in wireless power, IDT understands that the whole idea behind wireless charging is to keep it simple,” said Laurence McGarry, director of product marketing for wireless power at IDT. “Let the engineers worry about divergent wireless power standards; let the customers enjoy the convenience of wireless charging. Belkin has taken this to heart with its new dual-mode charging pad.”
IDT is the leader in wireless power, with tens of millions of its transmitters and receivers shipped for consumer products. IDT’s wireless power technology addresses all major standards and technologies with an extensive portfolio of standards-certified products supporting a broad range of applications, from smartphones to furniture to wearables. IDT has proven expertise in both magnetic induction and magnetic resonance technologies, and actively participates in the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP)/Power Matters Alliance (PMA) as a board member. IDT has introduced a number of innovative and award-winning products, including the first true single-chip transmitter and the first dual-mode receiver IC compatible with both WPC and PMA standards.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. IDT’s market-leading products in timing, wireless power transfer, serial switching and interfaces are among the company’s broad array of complete mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing, consumer, automotive and industrial segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing, sales facilities and distribution partners throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com. Follow IDT on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.
Belkin makes people-inspired products that harness the power of technology to connect people and the experiences they love. The Belkin award-winning product lines include Valet™ Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone, QODE™ keyboards, and a broad range of cable and power products. The Company’s product offerings are designed to create a personal, efficient and enjoyable experience for people to use technology, whether they are at home, school, work or on the go. A privately held company founded in 1983, Belkin has more than 1,500 employees in more than 30 countries around the world.
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