IDT Wireless Charging Technology Featured in LG’s New Flagship G4 Smartphone
As With the Previous Model, LG Chose an IDT Wireless Power Receiver to Reduce Board Space, Simplify Bill-of-Materials, and Lower Cost
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 27, 2015 – Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI) announced today that smartphone maker LG integrated an IDT wireless power receiver into its flagship G4 model. LG’s new G4 has IDT’s P9025A chip built into the motherboard, delivering compact size and a simplified application circuit. LG chose IDT as the sole-source vendor for the wireless charging capabilities in its latest state-of-the-art portable device. LG previously chose an IDT chip to deliver wireless charging in the prior generation G3 smartphone.
“The wireless power ecosystem is growing at breakneck speed as wireless charging gets closer to becoming a standard rather than a premium feature,” said Arman Naghavi, IDT’s vice president of Analog Power Technology. “At IDT, we have been working closely with leading innovators to deliver on the promise of wireless charging, integrating our chips into smartphones, wearables—even furniture—to make our portable devices easier to charge and more convenient to use.”
“IHS believes 2015 is proving to be a breakthrough year for wireless power as the number of applications featuring wireless charging increases dramatically,” said David Green, research manager for business information provider IHS. “We estimate 55 million receivers shipped in 2014, and that number will jump to almost 1.1 billion in 2018 and nearly 2.3 billion in 2024. So what we’re seeing now is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Part of IDT’s industry-leading wireless power portfolio, the P9025A is a fully integrated, single-chip wireless power receiver that can support PMA, Qi or dual-mode charging. It utilizes a high-efficiency low-dropout regulator (LDO)-based architecture to minimize component count. In addition, its optimized control logic minimizes power losses to ensure efficient power delivery to the load. The space- and cost-optimized wireless power receivers are ideal for wireless handsets, cell phone sleeves, and tablets.
About IDT Wireless Power
IDT is a leader in wireless power transmitter and receiver solutions for wireless charger applications, addressing all major standards and technologies with an extensive portfolio of standards-certified products. IDT has proven expertise in both magnetic induction and magnetic resonance technologies, and actively participates in the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), Power Matters Alliance (PMA), and Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) as a board member. IDT has introduced a number of innovative and award-winning products, including the first true single-chip transmitter, the highest-output-power single chip receiver, and the first dual-mode receiver IC compatible with both WPC and PMA standards. Prominent industry players have recognized this leadership and partnered with IDT as their silicon vendor for next-generation wireless power solutions.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. IDT uses its market leadership in timing, serial switching and interfaces, and adds analog and system expertise to provide complete application-optimized, mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing and consumer 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+.
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