iHome Selects IDT Technology to Provide Convenience of Wireless Charging in Hotel Rooms
Using an IDT Transmitter IC, iHome Brings the Convenience of Wireless Charging to the Hotel Market with a New Charging Hub and Alarm Clock/Speaker
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 29, 2016 – Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today announced today that Hotel Technologies, a partner company of iHome, selected an IDT® transmitter IC to deliver wireless charging for iHome’s newest products targeting the hotel market—a charging hub and an alarm clock/speaker. The iHome products deliver the in-room convenience of wireless charging for Qi-enabled smartphones and wearables.
“We selected IDT because the company is the leader in wireless charging and has a long record of success with a wide variety of customers,” said Evan Stein, director of marketing of Hotel Technologies and iHome. “The team at IDT made the integration of wireless charging remarkably easy, helping us to develop our latest innovative and feature-rich products for the hotel market.”
“IDT has been at the forefront of the rapid adoption of wireless power in the smartphone and wearable markets, and working with a leading brand like iHome helps expand the wireless power infrastructure to hotel rooms,” said Chris Stephens, general manager of IDT’s Wireless Power Division. “Our wireless power semiconductors are now in everything from smartphones to wearables to furniture, and now alarm clocks. Innovative companies like iHome keep finding new ways to share the benefits of wireless charging with consumers.”
In addition to providing wireless charging, iHome’s HiW44 desktop charging hub features retractable USB and Lightning cables, as well as multiple USB and AC charging ports so guests can charge all their electronics from one central hub. The HLW83 alarm clock/speaker provides wireless charging, USB and NFC ports, a patented triple display, and a speaker phone in a standard clock radio format.
The IDT Qi-compatible wireless power technology used in iHome’s products features an embedded 32-Bit M0 ARM-based processor for development flexibility; ultra-low standby and sleep mode power; and high-efficiency power conversion of over 80 percent (when tested with 5 V output applications with a matching receiver). The chip is highly integrated to minimize the component count and bill of materials.
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) and AirFuel Alliance 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 (now AirFuel Alliance) 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’s market-leading products in RF, timing, wireless power transfer, serial switching, interfaces and sensing solutions 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+.
About Hotel Technologies
Hotel Technologies brings “the science of feeling at home”™ to hotels and their guests. Affiliated with SDI Technologies, a 60-year-old consumer electronics powerhouse, Hotel Technologies designs, develops, engineers and manufactures state-of-the-art intelligent electronic products and patented technologies for hotels and resorts under the iHome and Timex brands. Products include easy-to-program branded electronic clock radios that are guest-friendly and inviting to hear. For more information, go to www.hoteltechnologies.com or call, toll-free, (888) 74-HOTEL — (888) 744-6835.
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